Srinath Nair gives Lockdown Diaries a ghazal spin

By Our Reporter
Srinath Nair

Hailing from Kolkata, Srinath Nair comes from a family inclined towards music. He started learning Hindustani classical vocal music at the age of 12 under the guidance of Leena Chakraborty and also specialised in keyboard playing from a young age.

From 2015 he has been a disciple of Hindustani classical music performer and guru, Shirshendu Mukherjee, of the Kasur-Patiala gharana. Srinath started having a deep inclination towards ghazals from a young age, being inspired by the legendary singer Hariharan. He now specialises in, Hindustani classical, semi-classical, Ghazals, Hindi and Malayalam genres of music.

Srinath founded his own line-up in 2016—“The Green Room Tapes”—which is an Indie-fusion/ghazal band and does perform regularly in and outside Kolkata. In October 2018, Srinath had his first international concert tour to Australia, with eminent music director Prashant Pillai and his team, where he was one of the leading singers and pianists.

He has performed and accompanied many distinguished musicians and had the opportunity to share the stage with legends including Ustad Rashid Khan, Srinivas and other outstanding performers of today’s generation like renowned tabla player Anubrata Chatterjee and national award winning composer and tabla player Mayookh Bhaumik, who are currently the torchbearers of Indian classical music. Srinath has also been a part of various instrumental music collaborations, as a keyboard player and also as a harmonium player.

He will perform on Lockdown Diaries on Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 8pm AEDT (3.30pm IST).

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