Kartick Kumar was also seen performing the Surbahar
, while his son Niladri Kumar performed a special set for Amitabh.
The song also features guest musician Rakae Jamil on 'surbahar
', also known as bass sitar.
Spending more than seven years in rigorous and isolated training, Shankar mastered the sitar and the surbahar
-- another plucked string instrument often described as the bass sitar.
In the field of Music, nine eminent artists, namely Shruti Sadolikar Katkar and Marathe Venkateshkumar for Hindustani Vocal Music, Tota Ram Sharma (Pakhawaj) and Pushpraj Ramlal Koshti (Surbahar
) for Hindustani Instrumental Music, J Venkatraman for Carnatic Vocal Music, Ellapulli Mahadevaiyer Subramaniam (Ghatam), Ayyagari Syamasundaram (Veena) and Seshampatti T Sivalingam (Nagaswaram) for Carnatic Instrumental Music, and Gopal Chandra Panda (Odissi Music) for Other Major Traditions of Music, will receive the Akademi Award 2011.
Free admission RED SNAPPER (UK, Warp Records), ONRA (France, All City Records), THE CLONIOUS (Austria, Ubiquity/Affine Records), EXO (Bulgaria, Mirizma, HMSU), MENGEME (Bulgaria), SURBAHAR
(Bulgaria, Chill Om Records) Sofia Breathes Music - July 9, Shishman Street.
The earliest reference dates back to Ustad Imdad Khan, a master of sitar and surbahar
and the youngest musician to be included is Ustad Zakir Hussain.
So my voice was very good and I was singing very well, but the surbahar was always there, and my mother always reminded me that "You have to play surbahar." And then I got the finest opportunity, that my uncle agreed to teach me, Ustad Wahid Khan.
Surbahar is one step more refined from the been, because although the been is a fantastic instrument, it's a very beautiful instrument, been was always much more an instrument of self expression.
Surbahar is produced from the been, but it has developed much more practical aspects, because now the meend, which is the slurring part, is developed much more.