Tabla player and percussionist, Bickram Ghosh, is a musician who brings the best of both worlds to music lovers. Known for performing Hindustani classical, as well as fusion music, Ghosh will be performing in the Capital tonight at Sufusion Live — a sufi music festival.
Crediting his popularity not just to his Bengali fans but also to Delhiites, the 46-year-old says, “I love performing in Delhi. People here show a lot of acceptance, which motivates me.”
Though his background is in classical music, Ghosh experiments with it on a different template, and that has been his penchant. According to him, youngsters nowadays also want to experiment with music, but they should be skilled in at least one genre. “Many youngsters try to fuse music genres, but they leave it very shallow,” he says.
Trained under late Pt Ravi Shankar, Ghosh regards him as his inspiration. “It was when I was learning with Ravi Maharaj that I envisaged a beginning of the trend of a harmonious blend of distinct strings”, he says.
Ghosh started his Bollywood journey in 2009 with Little Zizou. “Bollywood has introduced classical music to the audience in a different platter and hence people are feeling interested in it like never before,” he says.
He has co-composed with singer Sonu Nigam in two films, Jal and Sooper Se Ooper. Alongside one more movie project and his band Rythmscape, Ghosh is also busy with his albums.
Catch him live
What: Sufusion Live
When: June 2
Timing: 7pm onwards
Where: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House
NEAREST METRO STATION: Mandi House on the Blue Line