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Jugalbandi Culture

About DevaSaman

Debapriya and Samanwaya are examples of two invincible soulmates performing, composing, creating and teaching as Soloists and a unique Duo. With their creative mind they have been enriching and preaching the beauty of Indian Classical Music around the globe attracting enthusiasts, connoisseurs and listeners of all age groups.

media appraisals of their music from around the world:

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" An Indian duo keeps the Théâtre des Abbesses enthralled…… One could hear the departing audience waxing lyrical about their subtlety and their gift for keeping listeners enthralled….The night opened with raga Marwa whose very long introduction (alap), forty-five heavenly minutes of leisurely delicacy, shone like a sparkling jewel in sound – not so much in the Théâtre des Abbesses as really out of this world."

Le Monde, Paris.

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" Heavenly Notes …………Adhikary’s mellifluous voice transverse over the three octaves while the sitar’s honeyed strokes were steeped in gayaki ang. The most enjoyable part was their perfect mutual understanding that flowed like the hidden yet intensifying undercurrent of Saraswati alongwith Ganga and Jamuna’s bi colour confluence…."

The Statesman, Kolkata.

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" Top Musicians for the festival…..Though they are classed as a duet, their interpretation of the music is such that they strive to arrive at a state where the two musicians are in harmony…..Through their playing the notes resonate and reflect the perfect understanding of their art, drawing upon deeply mythical symbols of nature and reality……even the essence of man and consideration of true nature of divinity. "

Manx Independent, Port Blair, Isle of Man.

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" The two youngsters were perfectly complementary to each other as they exploited the complexity of Desi......... "

Times of India, Pune

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"Heartwarming Sitar and Vocals jugalbandi by duo Samanwaya Sarkar and Debapriya Adhikary, the confluence of their expressions of music and perfect harmony left the listeners spellbound"

The Indian Express, Pune

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"The combination of Vocals and Sitar by Debapriya Adhikary and Samanwaya Sarkar in Raga Jayant Malhar alongwith Sanjoy Mukherjee on tabla was enjoyable. Their coordination and spontaneity was touching."

The Telegraph, Kolkata

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Pandemic and Vedanta

One may think of all of a sudden what’s Vedanta’s role here, but it’s a life changing experience for us in Portland when we were stuck in US in midst of the whole concert tour about to perform for Kennedy Center, Robert Browning Associates and Learnquest Music..

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Pandemic and Online Concerts

The duo became part of the online series as soloists and and duo too by organisations like Indian High Commission in New York, Vedanta Society, Robert Browning Associates, Art from India USA &Kalakendra USA...

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Pandemic and SUR

The duo curated an online series for SUR and has been inviting artistes of different genre. People from around the globe have supported their endeavour for supporting artistes. The duo feels heartily grateful to all for their open help on their call.

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