Internationally acclaimed percussionist Pandit Ramdas Palsule is set for a whirlwind UK tour.
Palsule is regarded as one of the finest Tabla exponents within India classical music. He will perform solo and accompany other artistes during his tour which will see performances at different venues including the Bhawan in London.
Spread over two weeks beginning October 14, Palsule will play with noted Indian artistes Ustad Dharmbhir Singh on sitar and Pt Bharat Bhushan Goswami on sarangi in a series of concerts across the Midlands, North West and London areas themed Sangam – meaning fusion.
On the eve of the festival of lights, Diwali, on Sunday October 30, Palsule will play an exclusive concert accompanied on harmonium by Kaviraj Singh.
He will have further vocal, instrumental and dance support in the South London area on Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 at the Lower Kingswood Hall Buckland Road, in Kingswood.
British Indian Kaviraj Singh is the son of Ustad Dharambir Singh a sitar player. Singh has command of a variety of instruments. An excellent Santoor player, a harmonium player and a wonderful vocalist. Singh has stayed closely connected to his roots and brings a fresh perspective of modern British culture and classical Indian tradition to the event
Palsule is a familiar name to the connoisseurs of Hindustani music as an intellectual tabla player from the Farukkabad gharana who has carved a niche for himself at a very young age.
An engineer by trade, he has excelled in the creative world of music. He has performed widely in all the eminent music festivals of India and toured throughout the world including USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, Africa and the Gulf Countries.
Palsule has provided accompaniment to vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers including Late Pt Jitendra Abhisheki, Pt Jasraj, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Pt Ulhas Kashalkar, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt Tarun Bhattacharya, Smt Malini Rajurkar, Smt N. Rajam, Pt Ronu Majumdar, Late Smt Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Smt Shama Bhate, and Smt Shaswati Sen.
Besides performances, Palsule imparts training to students of Tabla. For more than two decades, many students across India have sought his expertise in the traditional Indian Gurukul (teacher- student residential system). He is appointed as a Guru at the Centre for Performing Arts of the University of Pune for almost 15 years.