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June 14
7:00 pm

Takadimi, led by Manjit Singh, is a cross-cultural musical odyssey merging ancient classical Indian, jazz, and world music forms in the space of a single performance.

Collaborating with exceptional musicians from both New Zealand (Nathan Haines, Avantdale Bowling Club) and India (Taufiq Qureshi, Dilshad Khan) Takadimi’s compositions represent a fusion of cultures, bridging gaps between Eastern & Western genres.

Manjit Singh, recognized for his innovative arrangements, received high acclaim for his integration of Indian classical elements in a nominated song for the prestigious 2019 Silver Scrolls. Having studied under the tutelage of tabla maestro Fazal Qureshi from Mumbai and holding degrees in Musicology and Jazz, Manjit Singh is globally respected as a hybrid musician, bridging the worlds of Indian and mainstream music.

His passion for teaching Indian classical music led him to being a leader in the New Zealand Indian community and, more recently, as a faculty member at the University of Auckland.

Together, Manjit Singh and Daljeet Kaur form the soul of Takadimi, adding an extra layer of richness between calming and electric modals. One moment, the audience may be lulled into a trance by the ethereal Hindustani vocals and sitar playing of Daljeet; their souls carried away on waves of harmonic sound. And in the next instant, the room pulses with vibrant energy as Manjit takes the stage, his fingers dancing across the tabla, playing melodic rhythms faster than one can keep pace of, yet perfectly synchronized to the tight Jazz progressions of his fellow talented band-members.

With their distinctive sound and a shared vision of bringing Indian arts into the mainstream, Takadimi invites listeners on a musical journey that celebrates the power of cultural collaboration.


MUSIC – 7:30PM

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