Manish Pingle (Indian slide guitar) with Bobby Singh

Manish Pingle (Indian slide guitar) with Bobby Singh

Past Event

Tue 7 Mar6:30pm - 9:30pm

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie St
Taree NSW 2430

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An evening of Indian folk and classical music with Manish Pingle and Bobby Singh.

Join us for an evening of wonderful music and dinner. Concert will be seated and part of the main gallery space will be available for yoga mats if you would like to meditate or relax during performance. **Please note** Tickets include your choice of 3 Indian meal options from Jashan Lounge. Meal options will display during checkout (please message with any dietary requirments and we will do our best to cater).

Manish Pingle is a virtuoso mohan veena (Indian slide guitar) player and began his tutelage under the late Shri Vishnu Waliwadekar. Manish is one of the senior disciples of Ustad Shahid Paravez, the famous sitar maestro of Itawa gharana.

Manish has introduced a slight variant to his right hand picking technique to his contemporaries Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt and Debashish Bhattacharya by using index finger and thumb on the main melody strings allowing for a tremendous advantage for speed. He also experimented by adding an extra base string, which helps him attain an additional half lower octave.

Bobby Singh

Born and raised in England, Bobby Singh spent a great deal of his childhood in Mumbai studying at Sangeet Mahabharati, an institute of music started by the great tabla maestro Pandit Nikhil Ghosh. Recognised with a great talent at a young age, Bobby became a student of Ghosh’s senior disciple Aneesh Pradhan, now one of the most sought after tabla players in the world.

Bobby has played alongside cultural icons such as, Grammy award winner Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, John Butler, Slava Grigoryan amongst others. Most recently a documentary on his musical life was recorded and shown on SBS titled Viva, I Belong Everywhere.