Sangeeta Shankar and daughters
The Hindustani violin at its peak
The violinist N. Rajam is among the highly talented instrumentalists who left their mark on the classical stage of North India in the 20th century. Trained by the famous singer Omkarnath Thakur, N. Rajam has never stopped perfecting her bow technique and affirming her performance style which imitates the inflection of the sung voice. Appreciated for the clarity of her playing, as much as for her creativity, the musician who has been referred to as the “singing violin” can pride herself on a long international career.
Invested in the transmission of her art, she is returning to the Théâtre de la Ville with her daughter, Sangeeta Shankar, and her two granddaughters, Ragini and Nandini Shankar, who are also concert violinists. The four musicians alternate virtuosic moments and lyrical passages, maintaining a level of mutual listening and appreciation in which connection and the pleasure of playing together will permeate through spontaneously improvised call-and-response.
Sangeeta Shankar, Violin
Ragini Shankar, Violin
Nandini Shankar, Violin
Munkundraj Deo, Tabla
with the support of the Indian Embassy in France