The final event of the Emirates NBD Classics Series V presents “SUFUSION”- featuring the internationally renowned Bickram Ghosh, in an evening of enchanting classical fusion music.
In addition to performing and recording as a soloist, Ghosh has worked with top-ranked Indian musicians such as Ravi Shankar, Aki Akbar Khan, V.M. Bhatt and Tarun Bhattacharya. Ghosh has been surrounded by music throughout his life. His mother, Sanjukta Ghosh, is a classical Indian singer, while, his father, Pandit Shankar Ghosh, was one of the first Indian musicians to perform in the United States, and has directed an all-drum orchestra since 1976.
Bikram used his father's tablas as a childhood toy. Four years later, he formally studied the sarod under Ali Akbar Khan's son, Ustad Dhyanesh Khan. Although he later studied mridangam under Pandit S. Shekhar, the tabla has remained his instrument of choice.
Ghosh, who performed his first concert in Calcutta at the age of ten, spent most of his early years in San Rafael, California. Returning to India to attend middle school, he played congas in school bands. In the spring of 1997, Ghosh toured the United States with Ravi Shankar. Later that year, he toured with Tarun Bhattacharya.
Bickram Ghosh along with his group will come together to showcase the amazing adaptability of Hindustani Classical music in “SUFUSION”.
The evening will feature a mix of classical music spontaneously fused with Sufi music and it will unfold in harmony, taking you on a rhythmical journey.