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The hypnotic world of Indian classical music and the sounds of the sitar are coming to Billinudgel soon.

Peter Davidian has been a performing sitarist for more than 30 years. His unfolding of the musical Raga is a result of traditional study and years of practice and performance across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, India, and Europe.

The intricate presentation of this music can be traced back in time for thousands of years and is presented to the listener on an instrument that dates back to the 12th century.

Peter’s Armenian heritage and his family’s long history in Bengal and Rajasthan, India, ensures an authenticity in his approach to the music.

He has a vast knowledge of the Indian Raga system of music. He is the 17th generation of the Rajastani School of Jaipur and has studied extensively with the late Professor Ghulam Qadir Khan.

He has performed literally hundreds of recitals such as the upcoming one at Billi’s Indian Restaurant, and has recorded a number of CDs of traditional sitar as well as his original instrumental compositions.

Peter has recently performed a series of concerts for the Brisbane Council and for Queensland government cultural festivals culminating in a concert at Parliament House for the premier and 400 guests.

Byron Shire residents are being given a tremendous opportunity to see Peter Davidian at Billinudgel’s Billi’s Indian Restaurant.

Billi’s Indian, Wednesday 21 February. Bookings 6680 3352.


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