The Wednesday Recital
This time we bring to you a performance by tabla artiste Gopal Misra, an in-house musician of the Academy. Belonging to a family of renowned musicians and tabla players, Gopal was initiated and trained by his father Damodar Misra, son of Bundi Maharaj, the tabla wizard from Banaras. Invaluable guidance was also provided by Samta Prasad alias Gudai Maharaj, his uncle and the tabla maestro, Kishan Maharaj, his father in law and dharma-guru. An AIR and TV artiste, Gopal performs extensively as both soloist and accompanist. This solo performance took place in March 2002. He was accompanied by Rupashree Bhattacharya on the harmonium.