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    Manish Pingle with Bobby Singh

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    An evening of Indian folk and classical music with Manish Pingle accompanied by tabla master Bobby Singh

    Manish Pingle is a virtuoso mohan veena (Indian slide guitar) player and began his tutelage under the late Shri Vishnu Waliwadekar. Manish is one of the senior disciples of Ustad Shahid Paravez, the famous sitar maestro of Itawa gharana.

    Manish has introduced a slight variant to his right hand picking technique to his contemporaries Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt and Debashish Bhattacharya by using index finger and thumb on the main melody strings allowing for a tremendous advantage for speed. He also experimented by adding an extra base string, which helps him attain an additional half lower octave.

    Manish has toured regularly throughout the world and recently returned from sold out shows in Scandinavia and France.

    Manish's 2023 east coast tour coincides with the release of his latest recording Samarpan https://manishpingle.bandcamp.com/album/samarpan

    Bobby Singh

    Born and raised in England, Bobby Singh spent a great deal of his childhood in Mumbai studying at Sangeet Mahabharati, an institute of music started by the great tabla maestro Pandit Nikhil Ghosh. Recognised with a great talent at a young age, Bobby became a student of Ghosh’s senior disciple Aneesh Pradhan, now one of the most sought after tabla players in the world. 

    Bobby ha played alongside cultural icons such as, Grammy award winner Pt Vishwa Mohan BhattJohn ButlerSlava Grigoryan amongst others. Most recently a documentary on his musical life was recorded and shown on SBS titled Viva, I Belong Everywhere

    The Citadel is located in the beautiful hinterland of The Tweed, in Murwillumbah. We are an intimate licenced venue. We often sell out so best to purchase tickets online-$22 plus bf, or $25 at the door.
    There are seats for all, but not allocated. 

    For concerts the hall doors will open 30mins prior to the concert to allow you to choose your seat. 
    Otherwise, the bar will be open from 5pm and we will have something special on our menu if you’re hungry..

    Look forward to seeing you


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