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ACTA 2019 winners show flair for arts

Winner of the Award for Traditional Music: Sanju Sahai

- June 28th 2019

Pandit Sanju Sahai interview: ‘My ancestors retreated to the jungle with their tabla’

Benares tabla maestro Pandit Sanju Sahai discusses jazz, turning down the Sugababes, and the links between rhythm and food.

- By Darbar’s George Howlett, 9th May 2019

My music belongs to my forefathers, it’s not mine, says Pandit Sanju Sahai

Sanju Sahai is a 6th generation musician, now London based, and today the eldest son, so is the ‘khalifa’ (titular head) of his gharana.

 - By Shailaja Khanna, September 11th 2017



Shradhanjali - A Tribute to Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji

Ever thought of moving in with your music teacher? To attain mastery of their instrument, devoted tabla students often live with their guru, undertaking a life-long apprenticeship. Insights into the traditions of Indian classical music were in abundance at ‘Shradhanjali’, a concert dedicated to late tabla master Pandit Sharda Sahai ji, which was staged at The Tabernacle in the Notting Hill area of West London.

- By Liam Izod, December 13th 2015


Gnosis, which had its premiere at Sadler's Wells, sees an exhilarating return to form.