Produced By: BPT


13 May 2023
13 May, 19:30

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The Place Bedford & SAMA Arts Network Jointly present as a part of the Shared Values Festival:



Deepa Hattangady Karnad – Khyal vocal

Amritpal Singh Rasiya – tabla


Irfan Mohammed Khan – The scion of the oldest and illustrious family of sarod players, Lucknow Shahjahanpur Gharana, Irfan Mohammed Khan is a well-known Sarod player and scholar and historian of Hindustani music. He is often referred to as the Khalifa of his gharana by his friends and admirers. He was vigorously tutored in the traditional style by his father, Ustad Umar Khan, a famous sarod player and scholar and his uncle Ustad Ilyas Khan, the legendary sitar player from Lucknow.
Sarod-maestro Irfan Muhammad Khan is the last representative of a musical family dynasty in India – the Lucknow-Shahjahanpur-Gharana
He has Performed and conducted workshops widely in India, Europe, USA and neighbouring countries. He has also participated in seminars conducted by Sangeet Research Academy at Mumbai and Kings College, London. He has also performed at the Sarod Festival, under the auspices of the Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Society.
He has acquired Sangeeth Visharad (B. Music from Bhatkhande Music College, won gold medal as the topper in M. Music from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, University of Music, Allahabad. The title of Sur-Mani by Sur Singar Samsad of Mumbai , Seva Sree Award by Dakshin Kalikata Krira o Sanskriti Parishad have been conferred upon him.
Deepa Hattangady Karnad is noted for her mellifluous voice and possess an extensive depth of repertoire, Deepa’s performances synthesize a fine blend of technical virtuosity and aesthetics spanning the Agra, Gwalior, Kirana and the Patiala gharanas. Her music reflects her intense training which she received from iconic Gurus over the decades include Vidushi Smt. Lalith J Rao, Pandit Shrikrishna Babanrao Haldankar, Late Vidushi Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Pandit Parameshwar Hegde and Pandit Shanti Swaroop Sharma. A recipient of the famed SurSagar scholarship, Deepa has earned rave reviews over the years from both her audiences and music critics alike.
Amritpal Singh Rasiya is UK’s foremost representative of the Ustad Alla Rakha legacy. A vibrant musician whose recognition is growing fast to be one of Europe’s leading Tabla players, representing the ‘Punjab Gharana’ school of Tabla and senior disciple of one of the world’s finest Tabla players, Pandit Yogesh Samsi.
Amritpal has been actively performing in many prestigious events, namely guest artist at the BBC Dance Proms at Royal Albert Hall, television appearance as guest artist on BBC Young Dancer and recently led a four Tabla player ensemble concert at the prestigious Darbar Festival at Southbank, London. He regularly performs at SAMA Concerts.
His experience ranges from performing Tabla solo as well as accompanying Dance (Contemporary, Kathak) along with Indian Classical Instrumental and Vocal styles. Able to perform with many genres of music, he has accompanied the likes of Indian Classical, Western Classical, Jazz and Fusion as well as Meditative/Spiritual music with some of the leading masters in their fields.
Shared Values is a festival of South Asian art music, contemporary, classical & traditional that seeks to showcase the achievements of musicians from around the world who have wholeheartedly adopted the aesthetic values of this music and emerged as accomplished performers. We believe that the breadth and depth of these artistes can only be put in perspective when they are able to share a platform together. This is a festival to project that South Asian music is universal, welcoming and inclusive.