Part of AlchemySaturday 21 April 2012
Singer Shankar Mahadevan and Purbayan Chatterjee, one of India's best-loved sitar players and composers, collaborate in this special concert for Alchemy at Southbank Centre.
Shankar Mahadevan earned his first National Film Award for his song in 'Kandukondain Kandukondain', collaborating with A.R. Rahman as a playback singer.
However, it wasn't until his debut album, 'Breathless', was released in 1998 that he became a household name.
Shankar teamed up with friends Ehsaan and Loy, both talented composers and musicians, to form the most successful musical team in Bollywood, known as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Not to be limited to any style, category or genre, he has also worked with some of world's most extraordinary artists and has been an integral part of bands such as Remember Shakti, SILK and Mynta.
With an international career spanning 25 years, Purbayan Chatterjee is one of India's best-loved sitar players and composers. Noted for fusing traditional Indian classical music with contemporary world music genres, he has performed across the globe in some of the world's greatest music venues and festivals.
Generously supported by Indian Council for Cultural Relations.