Legacy - The 3rd Annual Pandit Kishan Maharaj PKM Jayanti Festival
This festival honours the legacy of India's tabla legend Pandit Kishan Maharaj of Benares (1923-2008).
Honoured with the title 'Padma Vibhushan' by India's government, Pt. Maharaj was one of the pioneers of North Indian classical music who defined the unique role of the tablas, the North Indian drums. Curated by Artistic Director Vineet Vyas, Pt. Maharaj's only Canadian disciple, the festival showcases tabla in all its facets -- as a solo instrument, and as an accompanying instrument for instrumental music, vocal music, and Kathak dance. This year's festival features a solo tabla recital by Pt. Maharaj's senior disciple Sukhwinder Singh Namdhari (Birmingham, UK) and a Kathak dance recital by Parwati Dutta (Aurangabad, India).