INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Sharda Sahai

 

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John
Sharda Sahai Feb 12, 2003 10:16 a.m.


Hi,

Any thoughts on Sharda Sahai ?

John

rod
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 12, 2003 12:17 p.m.


Classic!!...a pool of knowledge!!
Ajit
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 12, 2003 12:28 p.m.


Hi there,
Sharda Sahai is one of the most amazing soloists I've heard. His presentation is pure Benares Baj (- He is the gharandar of this school of tabla; a direct descendent of the founder of the gharana - Pt. Ram Sahai). His playing has facets of power, elegance and lyricism...
I particularly enjoy his recording "Art of the Benares Baj" (available on the Audiorec label) - IMHO it's like rhythmic poetry. From what I understand, he focuses almost exclusively on solo presentations (- he notably doesn't accompany much). Pandit ji's recent concerts (tabla duets with his son Sanju) have been major successes in London from what I have heard. I know he also teaches at annual tabla camps in the US... but I don't know the details.

- Ajit.



John (Feb 12, 2003 10:16 a.m.):
Hi,

Any thoughts on Sharda Sahai ?

John


Gabriel
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 12, 2003 01:59 p.m.


Hi all,

For those of you who want to know a little more about Pandit Sharda Saha� I recommand you visit his web site :
www.sahai.org

Sincerely, Gabriel

John
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 12, 2003 06:12 p.m.


Thanks for the info

John

rod
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 13, 2003 06:07 a.m.


hi,

Ajit, I couldn't put it better!!

John, are you looking for a teacher? I have been Shardajee's student for four years now and all I can say is that I couldn't have found a better teacher !! As long as you do your practice then he will impart his knowledge to you as reward!! ...and when you start hearing him say, "kya baat hai" when you are playing, then you will know you are doing well at last!!

Shawn
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 13, 2003 07:06 p.m.


Just incredible!

I haven't met him yet, but I study with one of his senior disciples, Bob Becker. I hope to be able to attend one of his workshops this summer.

I highly reccomend both of his CDs, especially if you're interested in the Benares style, in which case they are absolute necessities!

You can order them through Audiorec. www.audiorec.co.uk if I remember correctly...


Shawn
http://www.percussionist.net
tabla
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 25, 2003 12:22 p.m.


Sharda Sahai is coming to play solo in New York on May 3rd, 2003 at the all night music conference. For more information check www.tabla.org.

Tabla lover

rod
Re:Sharda Sahai Feb 26, 2003 04:18 a.m.


...and at the Royal Festival Hall, Purcel Room, South Bank, London with one of his senior students on the 5th of April.

http://www.rfh.org.uk/main/events/87917.html?section=all&file=index&month=2&week=5

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