Sunday 3 March 2019 – Evening Session

Sunday 3 March

Evening session — 6:30pm
Main Hall

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Tickets £15/£12 concessions
Venue Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA

Poetry, Words & Music

Kaleem Sheikh:
Introduction to the history of Ghazals and a Performance

Kaleem Sheikh is a London based singer/musician, musicologist, and indian film and poetry expert. He was trained in Indian Classical music by Ustad Sultan Khan. Kaleem Sheikh, pupil of Ustad Sultan Khan, and his work can be seen at


Kaleem Sheikh – Vocal
Tarsem Singh – Tabla
Surjeet Singh – Sarangi

Five Notes of the Raga:
A book by Dr Bhaskar Das Gupta

The book is about Indian Music and History. Dr Bhaskar Das Gupta’s obsession with music and Indian classical cultural heritage was nurtured by his childhood as depicted by the short story ‘Five Notes of the Raga’ within this book. Music has maintained pole position within a wider curiosity for all strands of Indian culture; inspired by heroes such as Ashoka, Akbar, Jayadev, Kabir, Tagore and Nazrul.

Khyal Vocal:
Deepa Hattangady Karnad

A rising star on the horizons of the Indian Classical music, Deepa has spent many years pursuing Hindustani Vocal under the tutelage of esteemed Gurus including the distinguished guru of Agra Gharana, Vidushi Smt. Lalith. J. Rao of Bengaluru. Endowed with a mellifluous and expressive voice, Deepa is appreciated for her keen sense of aesthetics and traditional nuances.


Nafees Irfan – Tabla
Gurbaksh Singh Matharu – Dilruba