Artiste of the Month - September 2018
Rajan and Sajan Mishra
Pandit Rajan and Pandit Sajan Misra belong to the family of great musicians of Banaras. They started learning vocal music at a young age from the doyens of Banaras Gharana, their father and uncle, Pandit Hanuman Prasad Misra & Pandit Gopal Misra respectively.
The voices of Pandit Rajan & Pandit Sajan Misra carry the rich nuances of the colourful city of Benares. Their music embraces ancient sensibilities rendered in a contemporary setting. It takes one from the tangible earthiness of Benaras to the intangible grandeur of Raga music. Their gayaki is a combination of earthiness, masterly command over technique and exquisite Ragdari, making their performances both academically rich and melodically rewarding.
Recipients of the Padma Bhushan, the Tansen and the Omkarnath Thakur Awards, Pt Rajan and Pt Sajan Misra are Honorary Citizens of Baltimore in the U.S.