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Whether you have been up at dawn to commemorate those killed in war, or whether you have spent the day in other ways, the end of the public holiday provides a wonderful opportunity to sample some of the best of another culture, in both food and music.

The hypnotic world of Indian classical music and the sounds of the sitar are again coming to Billinudgel’s Indian restaurant. Peter Davidian will be playing, accompanied by naan (that was a joke, although the naan at Billi Indian is actually taken very seriously by their chefs intent on creating the very best authentic Indian cuisine). These events sell out, so get your tickets soon.

Peter Davidian has been a 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, ensure 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.

Billi Indian, Wednesday 25 April.
Bookings 6680 3352.

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