Attracted by an email with a discount offer by bewell-now, I went to the concert of a great master of Indian sitar last night, Shujaat Khan, at the Alhambra. It’s the first time I get the chance to experiment this music live with such quality. The musician, who sings as well, is accompanied by a brilliant tabla player.
During an hour and a half that seems short, they entertained us with their art as virtuosos. The room is full of an informed audience applauding between the challenges the two instrumentalists throw at each other, like a game, a kind of hide and seek where listening the other is at its maximum to catch the sent musical dares. I discover with delight a whole world that we can not understand with the ears alone. After the first round of applause, the master requests some lights on the audience in order to expand the scope of this experience to all of us.
After this great appetizer I decided to tell you about the forthcoming concerts of Adem because their events never lack of quality, in magical places too.
Next one, Saturday 3 October, will be held at the Ethnographic Museum: first a conference, as of 6pm, about Japanese music and its influence, then a concert at 20:30. Two Japanese artists, Junko Ueda, for the first part, singer and satsuma-biwa player (a Japanese lute), Etsuko Chida in Part 2, song and koto (Japanese zither), will let you enjoy the music of ancient Japan.
In November, the ADEM invites you to a festival of music and dance from Inner Asia, discover the complete program on their website.