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February 23, 2014 | New Delhi

Confluence is a collaboration between the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre and Society for Art Appreciation and Research, to create a platform where musical traditions of Hungary and India can be merged. The project would create opportunities for Hungarian and Indian musicians to meet, interact and explore new vistas of music. The first event, as part of this series, was held at the Balassi Institute, New Delhi. Curated by SAAR, the event aptly called Confluence, explored the combination of Sitar with Guitar. Some of the musical ideas that were brought forward were Hungarian Folk music, Rege, with Indian classical compositions, Ragas, set to complex rhythm of the Tabla. Distinguished Sitar maestro, Subhendra Rao and leading Tabla player Durjay Bhaumik played along with widely acclaimed Hungarian Jazz guitarist Marton Suto.