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Stockholm Sangeet Conference 2015

Stockholm Sangeet Conference 2015 will take place on Sunday the 4th of October at the amazingly beautiful old concert hall of Musikaliska. We are immensely proud to present 2015 years artists, including the great sitar maestro Ustad Shujaat Khan, the amazing vocalist Dr Soma Ghosh, adoptive daughter of Bismillah Khan, and the dynamic dance duo Revanta Sarabhai and Pooja Purohit. Check out the full program here.

Tickets can be bought at www.musikaliska.comPrice online: 260/190 SEK. Buying at the counter add service charge of 25 SEK.

On Monday the 5th of October there will be a dance workshop day with Revanta Sarabhai, Pooja Purohit and Pauline Reibell, presented in cooperation with Movement in Exile. More information found at

There will also be a music workshop with Soma Ghosh and her musicians and an Open Stage evening with Indian music and dance presented in cooperation with Stallet Folk & Världsmusik. More information found here.


Moa Danielson Grimstad, producer

Stockholm Sangeet Conference 2015 is organized by Stockholm Sangeet in cooperation with Länsmusiken i Stockholm/Musikaliska, Farhang Förening, Movement in Exile, Stallet Folk & Världsmusik and Search Indie with support from Stockholms Stads Kulturförvaltning, Kulturrådet, Indian Embassy of Sweden and Latvia, Indian Council of Cultural Relations and BEST WESTERN PLUS Time Hotel.









Stockholm Sangeet Conference 2015

Musikaliska Concert hall
October 04, 2015

Program Schedule

Inauguration of the festival by the Ambassador of India, Mrs Banashree Bose.

Nritya Ganga dance performance accompanied by sitar and tabla.

Out of Bounds - a series of dance solos and duets showcasing the exquisite technique of Bharatanatyam, in a contemporary context.

Food and drinks will be available in the restaurant/bar in the foyer.

Vocal recital in classical and different folk styles accompanied by sarangi, tabla, harmonium and percussion.

Food and drinks will be available in the restaurant/bar in the foyer.

Sitar and vocal recital accompanied by tabla.


Here is a short glimpse of the 2015 concert


Some wonderful moments from 2015


Ustad Shujaat Khan

Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan is one of the greatest north Indian classical musicians of his generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan sitar gharana and his style of playing, known as the gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice. Shujaat Khan's musical pedigree extends seven generations. He is the son and disciple of the great sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan, by many concidered not only the best sitar player, but the best musician of all times. He will be accompanied by: Nihar Mehta -tabla.

Dr Soma Ghosh

Acclaimed vocalist Dr. Soma Ghosh is the adopted daughter of Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan, with whom she had the opportunity to have Jugalbandi/duet five times. Under Smt. Bageshwari Devi she has specialized in the genres that typify Benaras singing, such as Thumri, Tappa, Hori, Chaiti, Kajari, Dadra and Ghazal. She will be accompanied by: Dhyaneshwar Sonawane -harmonium, Pradip Ghosh -tabla, pakhawaj, khol, mridangam, Krishna Mohan -shankh, ghungroo, chanda, madal, matka, murchan etc and Sandip Mishra -sarangi.

Revanta Sarabhai and Pooja Purohit

Revanta Sarabhai is rooted in traditional bharata natyam, martial arts and performance arts and strives to create cutting-edge work that is immersive and responsive to the society and times we lives in. His work has been showcased at Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival (UK), Korzo Theatre’s Cadance Festival of Modern Dance (NL), Europalia (BE), and Attakkalari Biennale (IN). Revantas co-dancer in his new piece Out of Bounds is Pooja Purohit. Having initially trained in Nashik, Pooja Purohit joined the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in 2008 to pursue a professional career under the tutelage of Dr Mallika Sarabhai. With Darpana, Pooja expanded her performance vocabulary to contemporary dance, Kalaripayattu martial arts, theatre & voice, and aerial work. She has performed in numerous productions with the professional company across India, the Middle East, Europe and America.

Pauline Reibel

Pauline Reibell has been dancing Bharatanatyam professionally more than 15 years and learned from Malavika in France and guru Sucheta Chapekar in Pune who transmitted her a margam in both Bharatanatyam and Nritya Ganga styles. Since 2005 Pauline has worked as a freelance dancer with companies like MAMU theatre in Germany (Butô), ANGIKA and ATMA dance company and Midnight tango in London. She will be accompanied by Palace On Wheels.

Nihar Mehta

Nihar Mehta, based in France, learned tabla from his uncle Nandan Mehta and Pt Puran Maharaj of Varanasi gharana. Mr Mehta is an All India Radio artist and performed with a number of the greatest artists in Indian classical music throughout India and Europe.

Dnyaneshwar Sonawane


Pradip Ghosh

Tabla, pakhawaj

Krishna Mohan Kumar


Palace On Wheels

Stian Grimstad -sitar K.G. Westman -sitar Hugo Widén -tabla

Sandeep Mishra


Rishika Mishra

Kathak dance


  • Musikaliska
  • Farhang Förening
  • Kulturrådet
  • Movement in Exile
  • Search Indie
  • Stallet Folk & Världmusik
  • Indian Embassy of Sweden and Latvia
  • Indian Council of Cultural Relations


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