India@70: Oscar nominee to perform in Sri Lanka

Monday, 7 August 2017

To celebrate 70 years of independence of India – – the High Commission of India is organizing a special event featuring performance by legendary percussion maestro Pandit Bickram Ghosh and his fusion band Rhythmscape.

The performance will be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall at 6.45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15. It is being organized with the support of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi; the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, Government of Sri Lanka; India Sri Lanka Foundation; and Taj Samudra.

One of world’s greatest Tabla maestros, Pandit Bickram Ghosh has been nominated for Oscar and many Grammy awards. The event will also feature other celebrated artists such as Pandit Subramaniam Sekhar on Mridangam, Pulak Sarkar on keyboard, Ambarish Das doing vocals, Abhisek Mallick on sitar, Satayajit Mukherjee on drums and Shamik Guha Roy on percussion.

Through a variety of musical instruments, Rhythmscape will explore the journey of ancient classical Indian music to the world of contemporary fusion music.