Music: Khyal: Music & Imagination

Budhaditya Bhattacharya
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Budhaditya Bhattacharyya is a Hindustani classical vocalist specialising in khayal and allied forms. Initiated into music at the age of three by his mother, Budhaditya subsequently went on to learn from different teachers. He is a senior disciple of Padma Bhushan Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, continuing training under his tutelage for more than a decade now. Recently, Budhaditya has also started learning and documenting rare repertoire of the Talwandi and Kirana gharanas from Ustad Mehfooz Khokhar. Budhaditya has performed extensively in the UK and India, and presented his music in continental Europe, China, and Thailand. Budhaditya leads a parallel life as a musicologist and music historian; he is currently completing his doctoral project on the music histories of migration and citizenship between Bengal and Britain at Durham university.

Junaid Ali – Tabla

Siddhiie Kappshikar – Harmonium

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