Save the Sitar

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I really love what [Save the Sitar] is doing … keep up the good work!

Kuljit Bhamra MBE, British composer and tabla player

Journeying through the Old City of Lahore, the heart of Punjab, you are bombarded by an assortment of noises and smells. The calls of vendors in the bazaar, the smell of fresh-cooked naan, the clink of coins as they are dropped into the merchant’s hand, they all lure you out on the street. Yet in this colorful background, something is missing. Where is the music? That’s where we come in. Save the Sitar aims to create a thriving culture of Pakistani classical music that will remain true to its roots while having a strong worldwide presence. Lofty goals aside, what have we achieved so far? What is our detailed mission statement? What’s our history and who are we?

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The Surbahar

“What?” you might be asking, “this is a surbahar? It looks like a regular sitar! Cheaters! I was promised a new instrument not an old one! Quacks! I want my money back!” But fear not, gentle reader. This is, in fact, a surbahar, despite all evidence to the contrary. This instrument, which is also sometimesContinue reading “The Surbahar”


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