Lecture Demonstration 2

“Plucked String Music: Evolutions”
Day 2 – 5:15pm-5:45pm

Performance techniques of the sitar and tabla

Malvica Chopra and Muthu Kumar (India)
Group leader: Malvica Chopra


Group description
Malvica Chopra has been learning music since the tender age of 11. She is learning under one of the greatest Gharanas or musical lineage of the Indian classical music called the Imdadkhani Gharana from the very accomplished, Smt. Anupama Bhagwat. This style of playing the sitar includes a more lyrical style of presenting the musical notes as the emphasis is on making it sound like the human voice.

Muthu Kumar, with over 20 years in the music industry, has made a niche for himself as a tabla player / percussionist par excellence. Having studied under legends like the great Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Allakarha, Muthu has traveled the world and performed on many prestigious stages and music festivals. He has accompanied the likes of Alice Coltrane, Maynard Ferguson, John Barnes, and Bill Laswell, to name a few.