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Deobrat Mishra Sitar Concert

Deobrat Mishra
June 13 2017

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern


Matrika House

159 State Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Ways to Attend


Join us for an unforgettable evening.

11th generation sitar master Deobrat Mishra, Director of The Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music with Prashant Mishra on tabla.

Space is limited. $20 Advance Tickets. Purchase below. $24 at the door, space permitting.

A Benefit for The Benares Academy of India Classical Music and Daya Foundation’s Prison Yoga


Deobrat Mishra

Deobrat Mishra is a celebrated Indian sitarist and composer, and an exponent of the esteemed Benares Gharana School of Hindustani Classical Music.

The son of Pandit Shivnath Mishra, a legend sitarist, he will be bringing his energetic and innovative playing style to Portland, Maine for an unforgettable and intimate evening recital. This is sure to be a treat for all lovers of kirtan and the sacred music of India!

Deobrat Mishra is no doubt one of the most energetic and innovative sitar artists of India. Selectivity, melody and rhythmic complexity are typical features in his lively playing style.

Born in 1976, he represents the 11th generation of the Benares Gharana tradition. As a young child he studied Tabla with his mother, Pramila Mishra, who is the granddaughter of the well-known Tabla player Pandit Baiju Mishra. He started by studying vocal music with his father at the age of five and began his sitar lessons a year later. That same year, after only six months of studying the sitar, he gave his first public performance on stage. Five years later, he performed for the first time on the All India Radio.


Prashant Mishra

In 1994 he began touring Europe with his father. In the same year he was chosen to receive the award of the Youth Sitar Player. In 2000 he received the “Jewels of Sound Award” in Mumbai. His many projects include music workshops, solo performances for radio and television as well as world music programs with Indian and European artists. Moreover, he is the one in charge of cultural events and music lessons provided by the Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music, the school he founded along with his father, Pandit Shivnath Mishra, in 2006. He received a Masters degree in sitar from the Prayag Sangit Samiti in Allahabad.

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