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Shivanova

SHIVANOVA is one of the West’s leading cross-cultural ensembles set -up by composer Priti Paintal and grounded in Indian and European styles, widely admired and enjoyed for the energy and flair of its improvising. It tours nationally and internationally, playing in London at the Jazz Café and the South Bank Centre, and has released a catalogue of CDs, most recently Secret Chants which has been acclaimed this year in the national and music media.

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Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas is a pre-eminent Ghazal singer from India. He is credited with bringing this unique singing style where Urdu verses of poets are set to music to the mass audience across the country along with other musicians like Jagjit Singh and Talat Aziz. Pankaj Udhas was born on 17 April 1951 in Savarkundla in the Gujarat State in India. His older brother Manhar Udhas achieved some success as a Hindi playback singer in Bollywood movies.He had sudied in Sir BPTI Bhavanagar. His family moved to Bombay and Pankaj attended St.

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Debashish Bhattacharya

Born in Kolkata (Calcutta) in 1963, Debashish Bhattacharya began learning classical Indian music from his parents in his childhood, and went on to a groundbreaking career. His invention, the 24-string Hindustani slide guitar, was modified from the Western guitar to create an entirely new instrument that is nevertheless faithful to the classical Indian tradition. Bhattacharya has collaborated with the American slide guitarist Bob Brozman and the jazz-fusion artist John McLaughlin of Shakti.

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Juggy D

Juggy D (born Jagwinder Singh Dhaliwal on November 19)[1] [2] is a British bhangra singer from Southall in London, England Juggy D got his name from his first name Jagwinder which became Juggy, and the D from his last name Dhaliwal. Juggy D married his college sweetheart Harjeet Hayre after a year he hit fame and 4 years later she divorced him. Regardless he still has a tattoo of both their names in sanskrit on his left arm

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