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Concert by Santoor Maestro Rahul Sharma on Saturday Jan 28th 2017, at Indian Embassy Auditorium.
Rahul Sharma has carved a niche for himself in the World of Indian Classical and Fusion World Music, with over 60 released albums spanning a career of 15 years. This young Artiste has experimented with his Music and taken the 100 Stringed Santoor (Instrument which he plays) into various genres from Classical to New Age and World Fusion/electronica.
Having released more than 60 live and studio recordings, some of Rahul’s milestone albums are “Music of The Himalayas” which Rahul has recorded for Peter Gabriel’s label called Real World Records, primarily based on Folk Music from the region of the Himalayas. Rahul’s new age album called “Zen” received the best Instrumental album awarded by MTV IMMIES India.
In 2002 Rahul was the first Indian Musician to record with the highest selling French Pianist RichardClayderman and composed 2 Albums withClayderman called “Confluence” which till date is probably one of India’s highest selling Instrumental Albums. Some of Rahul’s recent works are his live recording with the tabla percussion wizard Zakir Hussain. In 2011, Rahul released one of India’s best selling albums called “Namaste India” with Grammy winner n World renowned Saxophonist Kenny G which also featured the voice of India’s leading Actor Amitabh Bachchan. All compositions were done by Rahul. Kenny G plays live with Rahul in this album.
Rahul has recently composed “Rebel” a Santoor Rock Album. “Kashmir” Nature’s Symphony with Folk Musicians of Kashmir. “Call of the Valley” – Revisited a thematic instrumental album.
In 2012 Rahul released “Deep India” a collaboration with Grammy winning musician Eric Mouquet of the tribal-electronica group Deep Forest. All the above albums have been best seller's.
Rahul learnt Music and the Santoor from His Father and Guru Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, who is a Music legend in India and the World over. Rahul’s FatherShivkumar Sharma was instrumental in bringing this little known instrument the Santoor out from the Valleys of Kashmir and introducing it to the Indian Classical Music World. Today, Rahul not only performs Worldwide, whether it’s the WOMAD or EDINBURGH Festivals or performing at The Esplanade in Singapore or the Royal Festival hall in London,the santoor has had quite a journey from folk to classical and now in World/new age and Electronica genres of music.
Rahul has also, successfully given Music to BollywoodFilms with leading Film stars ,In 2002 he was one of the youngest music directors for whom the nightingale of India Lata mangeshkar sang all the songs for Yash chopra's 'Mujhse Dosti karoge' , starring Hritik Roshan-Kareena kapoor!
However, his interest primarily stays with Indian Classical, Fusion and Experimental Music. He is all set to release some major collaborations in the near future and be a fine torchbearer to his Father’s Legacy.
Rahul has been awared with
- MTV IMMIES best album award for 'Zen'
- Best music director at Bollywood Music awards Newyork for 'Mujhse Dosti Karoge'
- Bismillah Khan YUVA puruskar etc.
A Couple of Photos from recent events
Here are some of the photo's from the recent events
IBPC successfully hosted their first debate evening on the evening of Thursday Oct 13 th 2016 at the Costa Del Sol hotel.
The topic “Capitalism versus Socialism” was moderated by Mr. R. Kuppanna, GM of Kuwait India International Exchange Co. and Mr. Choji Lamba Lamba, Joint Secretary IBPC. While Mrs. Madhulika Mohta, Mr. Aninda Banerjee, Mr. Devesh Kumar and Mr. Sunit Arora presented their arguments in favour of Capitalism; Mr. Deepak Bindal, Mr. Ram Mohan Reddy, Mr. Shivy Bhasin and Mr. Digant Kapoor presented their case for socialism, each team trying to express its impact and influence on the evolution of society over the past several decades.
The evening was enlivened with informative definitions, innovative arguments and eye opening statistics as both sides presented their case well peppered with poetry, irony, humour and even quotes from various scriptures. The event brought together members and guests from different professions and gave the members an opportunity to connect with their peers in an environment that encourages learning through communication.
The audience too got their share of a say in the matter and asked questions as well as presented their points of view on the subject of the evening. The Committee plans to make such debating events more regular to encourage a participative and intellectual discourse on topics of interest.