Samir the Sitar Player - Sitarist

One of the UK's leading sitarists, he has performed throughout the UK, India, Europe and America. As a student of the worlds top sitarist (Ustad Shahid Parvez) his approach to classical and folk music is progressive and thoughtful. Beautiful melodies and showmanship are present at all of his events. He has been interviewed and recorded for film and television, and has worked with a number of fusion, theatre and dance groups. He also accompanies as a tabla player for various artists.

The singer also works with Rajwant, from Punjab, India and has an M.A. in vocal music. She has studied with Pandit Om Parkash and Pashupati Nath Mishra and has performed in India and the UK and has featured on a number of recordings. She is skilled in folk, classical, popular and religious singing styles and is blessed with a stunning voice. Whist singing she also plays tanpura (a stringed drone instrument) or harmonium (a wind powered keyboard). Also available for Sangeet events.

Various very skilled and experienced tabla players perform with this act, all of which are capable of tabla solos and accompaniment of many genres (both eastern and western) and demonstrate all the sweetness and complexities of such an exciting form of percussion


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Samir the Sitar Player - Sitarist Repertoire

Raags including:

  • Khamaj
  • Bhairavi
  • Kirwani
  • Rageshwari
  • Desh 

as well as many folk tunes and Bhajans


Samir the Sitar Player - Sitarist Feedback

"Many thanks for arranging Samir for us at short notice and for making the booking as smooth as possible. Yes, the performer was very good, very punctual - particularly since he had such a long way to travel – and we were pleased with his work. We organise a number of events throughout the year and I hope we can work with you again in the future." Kate Clarke, MGB PR, September 2015

"We were extremely pleased with our booking for the sitar player. He was punctual, accommodating and easy to communicate with. He looked fabulous in his costume dress and fit in perfectly with our evening. The booking process was very straightforward, with prompt communication and suggestions of suitable acts. A big thank you to both Find a Performer and the sitarist himself for providing a wonderful reception to our ball. 
We will be writing up a report on all of our entertainment acts for next year's committee and will certainly pass on your agency's details for consideration for future bookings.  Liv Moorby RAG Ball Entz, November 2012


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