The table requires years of training and constant practice. It requires great dexterity, superb control, stamina and physical strength. A master tabla player, while drumming two or three separate rhythms and interesting patterns may be calculating the mathematically precise pattern of yet another rhythm. The level of artistry of the maestros of the field is awesome and the concentration, discipline and focus it brings to a person is to be experienced to be believed.
A combination of both Benaras and Farukkhabad Gharanas can be experienced in Shailendra's renderings. One can feel the temperament of Benaras Gharana in his renderings. The "uthan anga" the modulations in the bayan, the style of accompaniment with light classical style of music like chaiti, kajri, thumri etc, all bring the fragrance of Benaras. From Farukkhabad Gharana he brings the melodious representation of 'Bols' and traditional compositions.
Shailendra Mishra has performed on many national stages such as West Bengal State Music Academy Kolkata, Music Academy- Chennai, Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan, Swami Haridas Sangeet Samaroh, Brindavan,U.P., Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, Onam Festival and more. On the International stage he has performed at the International Art Festival Peace and Respect - 3000 Year Anniversary of Osh City (Kyrghyzstan), International Festival Days of Indian Culture In Turkmenistan, 2000, High Commission of India-Dhaka, Bangladesh, January, 2001, International Jazz Festival - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August, 2004. He has also conducted a lecture demonstration organised by Malaysia Hindu Sangam, Kuala Lumpur, April 2005.
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