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Eshareh - Music Concert at The Alliance Francaise

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Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad in association with Taj Deccan presents the live performance by Eshareh, a fusion of Indian sounds, Persian percussions and traditional songs from Upper Brittany, France, at the Lawns by the Pool on March 03, 2015.

Eshareh comes from the Farsi or Persian language meaning 'allusion'. The idea behind the ensemble Eshareh is to bring together artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, by amalgamating Indian sounds, chants of the Arab World and the Persian percussions. It reprises the musical and linguistic heritage of oral traditional songs from Upper Brittany countryside in France.

Simon Degremont, Classical Guitarist
Simon is a medalist and graduated from the C.F.M.I (University of Lille). He studied the Gallo song with Charles Quimbert. This encounter gave him the possibility to discover a Repertoire to which he attaches a limitless fascination. He draws a part of his creativity from these traditional songs and does not hesitate to think out of the box while remaining faithful to the spirit of this tradition. Lover of experimental works, he regularly plays improvised music like Renaissance and Baroque music, collaborates with the world of theater, film music, contemporary dance and other artists like Lucile, Wanna Rebel Sound, Daniel Fatous (Theatre Director), Francois Boucq (Cartoonist). He also created shows for young audiences around children's literature (A history of stone, The blue chair, Moun). He is now a performer/arranger musician who develops a rare playing of high sensitivity. He divides his professional life between stage and teaching.

Matthias Labbe, Percussionist
His travels allowed him to learn the techniques of various instruments: Indian music, Arabic music and Caribbean music. He has particularly studied the Tabla with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee in Calcutta since 1998, the Mridangam with V. Sivakumar in Pondicherry since 2008, the Iranian drum (Tombak) at the CNR of Rueil- Malmaison and the Arab drum (Darbuka) especially at the Conservatoire of Oran. He is one of the best tabla players of his generation. His musical level enables him to accompany Indian Artists during their concerts in France.

Julien Lahaye, Percussionist
Trained in African Mandinka music by the greatest Masters of the genre, he had the privilege of accompanying great African percussionist Masters (Mamady Keita, Koungbanan Conde, Bolokada Conde) in concert in France. He studied the fascinating Iranian drums Tombak and Dayreh with Madjid Khaladj in Paris, Djamshid and Keyvan Chemirani. Specialist of rhythms, he considers himself as a colorist percussionist. This is why he loves combining his gestures and his sounds to forms of speech and dance. He belongs to several musical groups : Lucile, Amadou Kone et Benkan, Cie Skald, Cie Satara, Bach Project etc.

Vishal Vardhan, Bansuri flute
Since childhood, Vishal Vardhan, son of Pandit Harsh Wardhan, learnt the art of playing bansuri flute and the nuances of Hindustani music. From 2002 to 2009, Vishal underwent training in Vrindaban Gurukul under the guidance of the great master Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. During this period he played many concerts with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Now, he performs solo concerts in his own style which he has developed over the years, and he is working as a flute teacher at the International Bansuri Academy. Vishal performs in India and abroad. His concerts took place in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Russia.

Sougata Roy Chowdhury, Sarod
Sougata Roy Chowdhury, also known as Babui, started playing sarod at the age of 10 under the guidance of the great master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He then pursued his career with Pandit Santosh Banerjee, famous sitar and surbahar player, disciple of the reputed Mian Tan Sen tradition. Since 1994, Sougata teaches in India and performs around the world. Depuis 1994, Sougata enseigne en Inde et se produit un peu partout dans le monde.

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