Emperor of Tabla / L'Empereur du tabla

Centre des musiciens du monde, 5043 St Dominique St, Montréal, QC

An evening of tabla in celebration of the life and legacy of the late Pandit Sharda Sahai, one of India's greatest tabla virtuosos.

Soirée de tabla afin de célébrer la vie du regretté maître du tabla indien, Pandit Sharda Sahai.

Performances by Shawn Mativetsky and students

Free admission / Entrée libre

PANDIT SHARDA SAHAI, renowned as one of the greatest exponents of the Benares Baj and was instrumental in pioneering its development worldwide, most notably in Canada, America and the UK. He hailed from five generations of master musicians and whilst always faithful to the tradition of his ancestors he also was very much a musician of his time.

He was revered for his spellbinding solo performances, East-West collaborations, and skill and generosity as a teacher. His legacy continues through his disciples and students worldwide and in the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangeet Vidyalaya which he founded in Benares in 1965; to ensure that those outside of the tradition could have access to education in Indian Music and the Performing Arts.