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East and west in perfect harmony for King's Lynn concert




A music concert held at the Masonic Centre in Hamburg Way, Lynn, presented the best in Indian classical music and dance and western contemporary music.

It was a sold-out event with about 140 people present.

The programme witnessed the highest quality of Indian classical violin recital by Pandit Pallab Bandyopadhyay, the visiting artist from India accompanied by percussionist Saleel Tambe from Croydon.

Guests included councillor deputy mayor Margaret Wilkinson, and her consort, councillor Sandra Callop. Picture: Prabir Mitra (20067567)
Guests included councillor deputy mayor Margaret Wilkinson, and her consort, councillor Sandra Callop. Picture: Prabir Mitra (20067567)

Echos, comprising Emma Bowley on Western vocal and Lee Bigland on guitar, entertained with well-known numbers and the surprise was an enthralling fusion of the Eastern violin and Tabla (Indian drum) with western vocal and guitar.

Mrs Sanjukta Mitra presented a melodious piece of Eastern Classical vocal music and was accompanied aptly by Saleel Tambe.

Sangeeta De presented a couple of fantastic traditional Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) pieces and an impromptu composition.

Fusion dance by Trinetra and Ishika. Photo: Prabir Mitra (19987057)
Fusion dance by Trinetra and Ishika. Photo: Prabir Mitra (19987057)

Mrs De’s students – Neha Biju (Year 3), Tanya Boby (Year 3), Senoozhika Sivarupan (Year 5) Sneha Sivaraman (Year 6), and Kamayshika Sivarupan (Year 7) – performed a group dance while her two other students- Ishika Ghosh (Year 10) and Trinetra Mitra (Year 12) fused Indian Classical Dance with a Western tune.

Dr Prabir Mitra, chairperson of Surbahar, thanked all the patrons, guests and chief guests Councillor Deputy Mayor Mrs Margaret Wilkinson, and her consort, Councillor Sandra Callop.

The vocal recital. Picture: Prabir Mitra (20409842)
The vocal recital. Picture: Prabir Mitra (20409842)

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