Default lineup: 2 members
Sitar & Tabla Duo.
Ricky (sitar) and Jon (tabla) have been thrilling and entertaining audiences throughout the UK since 2001. During this time they have developed a reputation amongst Indian music lovers nationally and internationally, for their on stage rapport & spontaneous, playful musical dialogues.
The many positive responses from audiences highlight their engaging and dynamic performances; beginning with slow, meditative melodies and unfolding into complex exciting rhythmical interplay.
Drawing on skills developed from years of dedication and practice within the musical genre of Indian classical music, Chakrada have developed an ever evolving trust and delight in each other’s musical virtuosity. Their comfort with each other is never compromised by complacency - they are still able to surprise and challenge each other with playful musical dialogues that intrigue and delight their audience.
In 2008 Ricky and Jon were performers at the National Celebration of British Asian Live Arts. More recently they have been nominated in the ‘Best Group’ category for the MTM South West Asian and Ethnic Minorities awards 2014, hosted by Radio Mast FM, the first Asian radio station in the South West and South Wales.
Their highly engaging and entertaining performances come strongly recommended for Art Centres, Festivals, Melas, Weddings and other cultural events.
Please note: Chakrada require a raised platform of approx 8ft x 4ft to be provided. They cannot perform on ground level.