With exquisite skill and artistry, this charismatic father-and-sons trio comes from a long line (15 generations!) of dedicated musicians. From Varanasi (India), they travel the world delighting international audiences with their heart-full, intricate ragas — breathing great joy and vitality into music that dates back thousands of years.
In New Zealand for one month this summer to play at the Splore festival and various other venues, we are very lucky to have them here on Waiheke for an intimate show at Artworks Theatre — one night only. Not to be missed!
Vikash Maharaj plays Sarod, Abishek Maharaj plays Sitar and Prabhash Maharaj plays Tabla.
The Sarod is a fretless stringed musical instrument, known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality.
The Sitar is a plucked stringed instrument descended from long-‐necked lutes with a sweet, overtone‐rich texture.
The Tabla consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres. Playing technique involves extensive use of the fingers and palms in various configurations to create a wide variety of different sounds, with the heel of the hand used to apply pressure or in a sliding motion on the larger drum so that the pitch is changed during the sound’s decay.
Sunday, 05 February, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Doors and Cafe open at 7pm
Tickets available online from www.ArtworksTheatre.org.nz or at the door (if available).
Adults $25 prepaid or $30 on the door.
Seniors $20 prepaid or $25 on the door.
Kids under 15 $12 prepaid or $15 on the door.