Pandit Kushal Das
sitar Gurdain Singh Rayatt
Kushal Das, a native of Kolkata, joined the coveted club of the grand masters of Northern India. Pathfinder and guardian of the Maihar gharana, revered lineage of Nikhil Banerjee, Ali Akbar Khan and Pannalal Ghosh, his music glistens less by his evident virtuosity but by the irresistible call it carries. Each note, charged with silence with a care and an infallible devotion, contributes to the aesthetic order of the raga and its cycles, revealing the emotional landscapes of a stunning richness.
From the programme of the Festival de Namaste France 2016. Under the patronage of the Indian Embassy
• KUSHAL DAS, surbahar (North India) – Raga Marwa – Radio France, collection OCORA, 2004. • KUSHAL DAS, sitar (North India) – Raga Bilaskhani Todi / Raga Sohini – Radio France, collection OCORA, 2008.