Eastraga
Eastern

Duration: 90 minutes

The Band
Sithara (Vocals)
Rison (Flute)
Sushanth (Keyboard)
Abhijith Srinivasan (Lead Guitar)
Paulson (Sitar)
Thanuj (Percussion)
Jitu Oommen Thomas (Tabla)
Sarfaraz Khan (Sarangi)

An acclaimed playback singer who has made her music heard with over a hundred songs in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada, Sithara is the lead vocalist. She's also popularly known for her Ghazal and Live shows. Sithara, critically acclaimed and a crowd favourite, had recently bagged numerous awards in the industry including the Best Playback Singer - Kerala State Film Awards, Music Mirchi Award for the Best Tamil Playback Singer to name a few. Her rise to fame was through the hit numbers in Celluloid, Traffic, Elsamma Enna Aankutty and Mayamohini. She's a popular face in the fusion band circuits as well. Trained in Hindustani music from Ustad Fiyaz Khan, she's currently pursuing masters in 'Khayal Music' at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

A Music Director and teacher, Rison has to his credit, the achievement of having played flute in over five hundred fifty movie songs. A nationally renowned flute musician, he is one among a handful of Indians who have had the opportunity to perform at the famous Royal Albert Music Hall and various national and international venues.

A diploma holder in music from Palakkad Music College and with over 17 years of experience under his belt, Sushanth has performed in over a thousand international venues with acclaimed artists like Yesudas, Hariharan etc. His mastery over the Keyboard and Piano has won him many fans across the globe.

Abhijith Sreenivasan, lead guitarist, has had the honor of having performed with lead artists in the industry like Yesudas, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan etc. to name a few. He is a well known face in Kerala having been associated with various music bands as their lead guitarist and percussionist.

A first rank holding post-graduate in Hindustani music from University College of Music, Dharwar, Paulson is one of the very few exceptionally talented sitar players in Kerala.

An acclaimed and preferred choice percussionist to a number of leading musicians, Thanuj has been a part of a number of national and international shows across the globe including prestigious venues like the Royal Albert Hall London and the Sydney Opera House.

From class three onward, Jitu Oommen Thomas has been a performer on the Tabla. A child prodigy, he went on to train with Nadeem Ayaz, disciple of the maestro Ustad Ghulam Ali at the age of twelve. By the age of fourteen he had performed with none other than Ghulam Ali himself and then with Munni Begum ji. Presently, he is training under Sri. Harilal. He has done Ghazal shows with a number of other acclaimed performers as well.

Son of the famous Sarangi artiste and Hindustani vocalist, Ustad Faiyaz Khan and disciple of Padmavibhooshan Pandit Ram Narayan, Sarfaraz Khan has been practicing the Sarangi right from the age of eight and has performed at various concerts all over India.


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