Manish Pingle

& Mohammad Syfkhan

9th Nov 2023

20:00 - 22:00

Tobar Naofa, Tralee


An evening of music from the east, in Tobar Naofa.

Manish Pingle & Debajyoti Sanyal

Manish Pingle is a virtuoso mohan veena (Indian slide guitar) player from Mumbai. He is now one of the senior disciples of Ustad Shahid Paravez, the famous sitar maestro of Itawa gharana. Manish has introduced a slight variant to his right hand picking technique to his contemporaries like Debashish Bhattacharya by using index finger and thumb on the main melody strings allowing for a tremendous advantage for speed.

For his Irish debut, he will be playing a selection of traditional Indian ragas as well as some folk tunes accompanied by tabla player Debojyoti Sanyal.

Tabla player Debajyoti Sanyal has an amazing touch on the tabla and is able to bring any melody to life with his magical sense of rhythm, he has a wonderful skill in being able to draw out all of the beautiful subtleties of the tabla even when playing with great speed and intensity.

Mohammad Syfkhan

Mohammad Syfkhan is a singer and bouzouki player originally from Raqqa, Syria, where he was a surgical nurse who also had his own band now based. Now based in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim, his music now provides a bridge between the Kurdish community in Ireland and the local community. He blends songs and music from various traditions from the Middle East and North Africa to create his own blend of ecstatic party music. Including some modern takes of traditional and folkloric Kurdish songs as well as some original music of his own. His debut album will be out on Nyahh Records Autumn 2023.

Venue: Tobar Naofa Tralee
Show Time:8pm
Tickets: €15/10 Book Now

This event is supported by Kerry County Council through their Arts Act Grant.