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From Howdy Modi to Howdy Sitar

Updated: Sep 29, 2019

How the sound of Rishab Sharma's Sitar charmed the hearts of 50,000+ people in attendance and 400,000,000+ people around the globe.


Full Video of the performance: Rishab Sharma & Mike Lukshis

The Performance

Sitar Recital By Rishab Rikhiram Sharma (disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar)

Raga Khamaj, Saare Jahaan Se Achha On Sitar, Mishra Dhun & Jhaala

Tabla: Mike Lushkis (Student of Pt. Divyang Vakil)

Kathak: Jin JoungJin Won (Student of Pt. Divyang Vakil)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a 50,000+ of a crowd at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event titled 'Howdy Modi' was a woven into the two cultures Indian and American cultures and was a wonderful presentation put together. US President Donald Trump was also present at the event. Raga Mishra Khamaj in Teen Taal, Saare Jahaan Se Acha, Dhun in Tala Deepchandi (14 beats), Raga Tilak Shyam in Teen Taal, Jhaala in Drut Teen Taal. Recorded live at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas.

Rishab Rikhiram Sharma, is the fourth generation of the renowned Rikhi Ram family of luthiers ​started playing the Sitar at the age of 10. Rishab's father, master luthier Sanjay Sharma (Rikhi Ram), was his first Guru. After showing great commitment to his instrument Rishab was introduced first time on stage in the year 2011 by his father. Impressed by his performance Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar, blessed him by taking him under his guidance, Rishab became Raviji’s youngest disciple. Rishab incorporates modern music elements into his classical training.

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