Anand Trust, a charitable organization involved in altruistic activities, brought together the legendary Maestros of Santoor and Tabla- PanditShivkumar Sharma accompanied by Ustad Zakir Hussain.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain, the world’s greatest performers on santoor and tabla respectively, are two legends of Indian music who have collaborated together since the early 1970s. Panditji has been the pioneer of the Santoor and is credited to introduce the instrument to the Indian Classical repertoire. Tabla genius Ustad Zakir Hussain is one of the most famous and recognizable names in the Indian Classical and world music movement. Winners of innumerable amount of accolades, both musicians have mesmerized and touched millions of hearts with the finest music they have produced together a musical symphony, an amalgamation of the lush simmering sounds of the Santoor and the awe inspiring rhythm of the Tabla.
The peerless, mystical and compelling musical duo created a musical symphony by performing together on Thursday, 15th January, 2015 at Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai. The concert was splendid as the world renowned Samrat of Santoor and his favourite accompanist- the Master of Percussion performed.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to aid and support Shree MA Anandamayee Kanyapeeth Girls School situated on the banks of the river Ganga at Varanasi and the Anandamayee divinity center being built on the banks of river Narmada at Bhimpura. The boarding school for girls is run on the ancient Gurukul system and runs only on donations as education, boarding lodging, all is gratis. The Anandamayee divinity center will have a meditation hall & rooms for ascetics and senior citizens who wish to come here for spiritual retreats.