Avaneendra Sheolikar | Raag Darbari Part1

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Sitar and tabla recital by Avaneendra Sheolikar on sitar and Sandesh Popatkar on tabla.
Sep 4, 1998

About Avaneedra Sheolikar

Born in 1969 in a well-reputed family of musicians, Avaneendra started his initial training at the age of five with his father Pt. Sudhakar Sheolikar, and then under an illustrious master of sitar – Pt. Bimalendu Mukherjee. As a result of his Guru’s brilliant guidance he has developed a complete mastery over the instrument. The special feature of his performance is the disciplined development of the ragas based on melodious and rhythmical style. The depth of feeling and emotion he expresses through his music is note – worthy. He has participated in a number of music conferences in India and abroad performing in Germany, Italy, Portugal and Russia. He received numerous awards and honours in most prestigious musical competitions. Currently, he is working at All India Radio in Nagpur.

About Sandesh Popatkar

Born in 1967 he belongs to a family of musical tradition. His father and first teacher Late Pt. Shankarrao Popatkar was renowned tabla artist of India and had played in national programs of music in All India Radio. At present he is under the musical guidance of Pt. Gopalrao Wadegaonkar. In 1986 he received the prestigious Tal Mani Award and one year later he started working at All India Radio in Nagpur. In 1988 he started performing abroad as a solo artist as well as an accompanist of all forms of indian music (vocal, instrumental and dance) in England, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and Portugal.

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  • pooyan
    Oct 26, 2009
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    Raag Darbari is fantastic, and Sandeshji is even better 😉
    can you upload the second part ? Thx.


    October 27th, 2009

    Dear Pooyan,

    Thanks for the reminder. We will upload the second part soon.




  • anu
    Apr 14, 2010
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    its indeed raag darbari but its the year 1996 at Cabella 🙂



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