Fretless Nomad Performance

22 June 2014, The Royal Court Theatre

 

Here is British Indian musician Soumik Datta in his genre-breaking performance Fretless Nomad commissioned by the Bagri Foundation. The performance charts the musical history of the 19-stringed fretless instrument known as the sarod. This nomadic journey spans ancient Afghanistan, colonial India and present day Britain.

 

Accompanied by – Shahbaz Hussain on Tabla.

Raga Shahana (with root note D)
Teental – Improvisation in 16 beats


Video credits.

Conceived by.

Bagri Foundation & Soumik Datta Arts