Milap – the UK’s leading Indian arts and culture company – will welcome a groundbreaking tabla player for their iconic concert series, Music for the Mind and Soul, later this month.
Rimpa Siva is one of the few female professional players of the twin drum instrument and was hailed as a ‘child prodigy’ when she burst onto the classical Indian music scene when she was barely a teenager.
The show, which premieres here on 31st July at 1pm, will be a live studio recording from the On Air Theatre in Kolkata, with harmonium accompaniment by Debasish Karmakar.
Rimpa was born into a musical family and has been taking lessons from her father and Guru Pandit Swapan Kumar Siva, disciple of the late Ustad Karamathulla Khan of Farrukkabad Gharana.
She earned her M.A. from Rabindra Bharati University and has been a previous winner of the ‘Shamukha Sangeet Shiramani Award’ in Mumbai, the Indian Music Academy’s President Award, and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award