RABINDRA GOSWAMI (sitar) and RAMU PANDIT (tabla)

TWO OF THE FINEST EXPONENTS OF NORTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC



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BIOGRAPHIES

Shri Rabindra Goswami (sitar) and Shri Ramu Pandit (tabla) have been playing Hindustani classical music together for 40 years. They play traditional raga music, and are some of the foremost and senior-most musicians in the musically rich city of Varanasi, India.

RABINDRA GOSWAMI

Sitarist Shri Rabindra Narayan Goswami has been a professional musician for over 40 years and is recognized as a senior artist in Banaras (Varanasi), India. Goswami-ji is a disciple of the late Smt. Amiya Devi, and also studied the ancient Dhrupad style with Pandit Ramakant Mishra. Later in life, he studied the advanced intricacies of raga with the great Dr. Balchandra Patekar of Bombay and Banaras. He has won a number of national awards in India, including first place in the Prayag Sangeet Samiti All-India Competition in 1967, and second place at Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy in 1972. He is an "A level" Artist of All India Radio and Television, and has performed throughout India (Delhi, Bombay, Lucknow, Indore, Patna, Allahabad, many others) and the world (Greece, Nepal, Switzerland, United States). Goswami-ji has also recently taken up playing surbahar and jaltarang and is also one of Banaras's foremost sitar teachers.

RAMU PANDIT

Tablaist Shri Ramchandra "Ramu" Pandit is a long-time professional performer of classical, semi-classical, folk, and popular music. A life-long disciple of Pandit Sharda Sahai, he is a colorful performer and experienced educator who specializes in demonstrating and explaining Indian music to Western audiences. A Master of Music, he has also performed for All India Radio, and played percussion on film soundtracks in Bombay for the legendary composer S.D. Burman. Ramu-ji is also one of Banaras's formost tabla teachers.

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