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Rendezvous with Localturnon – Artist of the week

Posted On:06.06.2016

What is the history to your taking up Music – how did it come into being, your journey (in brief)

In my childhood, I was fascinated by watching a tabla duet by Late Ustad Allarakha Khan Sahab & Ustad Zakir Hussain. Thats what drew me towards tabla! Initially I used to learn vocal music from my father Pt Jyoti Goho. From the age of 7 in 1998, I started learning from the legend Late Pt Shankar Ghosh. After Guruji’s demise in January 2016, I’m talking lessons from Maestro Bickram Ghosh.

Of all the performances you’ve given, which is your favourite one and why ?

Of all the performances I have given, my favourite ones are the performances in-front of Guruji Late Pt Shankar Ghosh & Bidushi Sanjukta Ghosh at ICCR, Kolkata in June 2014 & another at Guruji’s place in October 2014. This was my last public performance infront of Guruji. In October 2015, I went along with Guruji to Secunderabad to play at All India Youth Tabla Conference which was inaugurated by Guruji. He played a short tabla solo in Jhaptaal upon request from the organizers but couldn’t stay during my performance as he felt unwell.

Of all the music you’ve created, which is your favourite one and why ?

Sourabh_GoheSourabh Goho performing at an event

I have played for a tamil song some years back. Tiban, a famous music composer of Malaysia approched me to play tabla to his composition. That was one unique experience!
So who are your favourites/ Icons/ Role Models in the field of music?

Late Pt Shankar Ghosh, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt Bickram Ghosh, Pt Jyoti Goho among others.

Do you have any interesting fan stories to tell ?

I don’t have any fan. Do I? Oh Yes, at home! 😜

How has the musical journey been so far for you and what are you looking forward to ?

My professional musical journey started in 2009-10. It is never all rosy. Lot of struggling is required for musicians or any person from creative field, be it music, arts, film, theatre among others. There is uncertainty. Now I’m looking forward to my forthcoming musical tour. I have concerts coming up at Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Assam in July / August 2016.

Do you have any words of advice for youngsters who want to form their own bands or are thinking of getting into this line ?

Youngsters who are learning indian classical music to make a profession out it need to have a lot of patience. No legendary musician received success or became a star overnight. We have to wait patiently and keep doing riyaz. Your riyaz / music will speak one day.

“I don’t have any fan. Do I? Oh Yes, at home! 😜”

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