Artist Profiles: Sanjeeb Sircar

Sanjeeb Sircar

Sanjeeb Sircar is a sitar player based in New Delhi, India. He has over 20 years of experience playing and teaching the instrument at a number of places including the USA and Europe.

Sircar studied sitar at the Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, in the early and mid-1970, with Dr. Thakur Raj Bhan Singh, Dr. Gangrade, and then in Allahabad with Pandit Banwari Lal. He continued his post-graduation studies and has been receiving classes in the past years from renowned instrumentalist Ustad Shujaat Khan.

In addition to playing sitar, Sircar plays other instruments such as tabla, guitar, and piano. He studied and plays jazz to an intermediate level, and enjoys playing fusion music. He also sings in Christian choirs.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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