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Date(s) - 08/04/2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance française


Alliance Française Chandigarh  in association with the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai and Consulate General of Canada is proud to present a unique music project — Geet-Taar & Taal.

This exclusive music project piloted by AF Bombay will be touring 9 cities in India !

The music concert features Nadaka, the creator of the 24-string ‘Geet-Taar’ (guitar) instrument, joined by two excellent Indian classical musicians: Ilyas Khan, who plays the ancient bowed instrument Sarangi and Chandrashekar Gandhi on Tabla.

Nadaka has designed and crafted this unique 24-string Raaga Guitar specially designed to play the subtle tones of Indian music that he often also likes to call the “Geet-Taar” (singing strings). This Raaga Guitar combines musical elements of the veena, swarmandal, tanpura, and even guitar into one. So, join in and experience this rare confluence of musical maestros!

Date : Saturday April 8

Time : 6:00 pm

Location : Garden of Alliance Francaise

Genre : Indian and World Music


More about the artists:

Nadaka was born and raised in Québec City and began playing the guitar at a young age. At 16, he decided to travel overseas across the world to India, his adopted country. His love and passion for Indian culture led him to study its music, learn vocals and Indian string instruments – Veena and Sarod. Later he designed and crafted the 24-string Raaga Guitar that he likes to call the “Geet-Taar” (singing strings). Nadaka is renowned for his virtuosity and signature contemplative sound, which seamlessly combines traditional Indian music with contemporary styles.

He will be joined by the award-winning Sarangi player & singer — Ilyas Khan, widely known for his traditional performances as well as fusion styles created in collaboration with artists across the world. He is the recipient of awards like the Pandit Omkar Nath Award by the Government of Gujarat for best sarangi player in Gujarat and Pandit Adityanath Award for best player & best improvisational skills in ragas.

Joining them will be — Chandrashekar Gandhi on Tabla who has shared stage with great musicians like Pandit Yogesh Samsi, Pandit Ravindra Chary, and Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He has also performed at prestigious events like the Saptak festival, Sawai Gandharva Pune and the Thiba Festival.