Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Rahul and Rohit Mishra belong to two of the most respected families of the Benares musical gharana. Their paternal grandfather was the Late Pt. Baijnath Prasad Mishra of the Benares Gharana of sarangi and maternal grandfather was the Late Pt. Sharda Sahai (a direct descendant of Pt. Ram Sahai, the founder of Banaras style of the tabla).
They are sons of Pt. Triloki Nath Mishra and disciples of the legendary Late Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi who was herself a disciple of their great grandfather, the Late Pt. Sarju Prasad Mishra.
Rahul and Rohit are professionally trained in most of the forms of vocal Hindustani classical music, typical to the Benares Gharana, including khayal, thumri, tappa, dadra, chaiti, kajri, hori, and bhajan etc.
Both Rahul and Rohit are National Scholarship holders from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and are part of the Visiting Vocal Classical Faculty at PRSSV London and Varanasi. Rahul was the co-founder of the band 'Des Pardes’ with ITIDA, the first international fusion band to be part of the renowned A.R Rehman's music company Qyuki.
At Mahindra Kabira Festival 2019, the duo will perform at the Festival’s gala opening.
The fourth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 16-18th November, will once more inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity. The idea behind Kabira is to feast one’s senses and spirit on the calm within the chaos of the world’s oldest city and feel that intangible “oneness amongst diversity” preached by Kabir, through the unrivalled power of music, literature and the arts.Play Video