Basant Madhur Ensemble
Featuring Instruments such as Sitar, Violin, Harmonium, Vocals and Cajon
The Ensemble comprises of three generations of the Madhur whanau on tablas, sitar, violin and Indian harmonium. Basant is the director of the renowned Sargam School of Indian Music (Auckland) and tutors there with brother Deepak and father Prof Shukdev Madhur who specialises in violin. Professor Shukdev is a recipient of the National Award from the President of India for his services to music. Basant’s daughter Sargam on sitar and nephew Akhilesh on tabla complete the Ensemble. Classical dancer Purnima Garg adds cherry on top with her performances.
Tabla master Basant has won numerous numerous awards in India and accompanied international legends such as Grammy winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Ry Cooder), flautists Ronu Majumdar (Ravi Shankar) and Rakesh Chaurasia. He has also collaborated with Western musicians.