Music for the Mind & Soul returns – January 30th

Despite the new national lockdown restrictions, our Music for the Mind & Soul concert series is continuing to thrive in its new digital format, with a further 3 concerts lined up in as many months.

Starting on Saturday 30th January – and taking place thereafter on the last Saturday of each month – it’s a typically diverse programme and includes 2 stunning examples of Jugalbandi – a special type of Indian Classical music performance in which artists from 2 very different musical traditions come together to duet.

Saturday 30th January 2021
13:00 (UK Time) | YouTube Premiere

Dr. Pandit Ranajit Sengupta & Kousik Banerjee | Sarod & Tabla |
Raga Marwa & Raga Hemlalit | A Tribute to the late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee 

This performance is a special Tribute to the late Pandit Nikhil Ranjan Banerjee – an Indian classical musician, student of the legendary Baba Allauddin Khan and, along with Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan, one of the leading exponents of the sitar.

Dr Pandit Ranajit Sengupta is one of the stars of the Indian Classical music scene, a sarod player who has been highly influenced by the music of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, and in this concert presents 2 Raga’s, both directly inspired by the late sitar master. He will be accompanied by Kousik Banerjee on the Tabla and Chandrima Das on the Tampura, and performing from ‘On Air Theater’ studios in Kolkata.


Saturday 27th February 2021
13:00 (UK Time) | YouTube Premiere

Enjikkudi Subramanian & HN Bhaskar with Patri Satish Kumar & Anirudh Athreya 

Nadaswaram maestro Enjikkudi Subramanian and Violin virtuoso HN Bhaskar come together for the first time for a Jugalbandhi in the Raga Shanmukhapriya, accompanied by the Mridangam genius Patri Satish Kumar and the internationally renowned Anirudh Athreya on the Kanjira.


Saturday 27th March 2021
13:00 (UK Time) | YouTube Premiere

Flute J.A.Jayant & Debasmita Bhattacharya in concert
with Sai Giridhar & M.T. Aditya | Raaga Sarasangi / Nat Bhairav 

Another brand new Jugalbandi performance, featuring Flute J.A.Jayant and acclaimed Sarod player Debasmita Bhattacharya, performing Raag ‘Sarasangi’ / ‘Nat Bhairav’. For this brand new collaboration, they will be accompanied by Sai Giridhar on the Mridangam and the rhythmic M.T. Aditya on the Tabla. This is a live studio recording from ‘Offbeat Music Ventures’ in Chennai.


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