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vr 02 jun


Salon Ruigoord

Sitar & Tabla Concert - Kalyanjit Das & Heiko Dijker

Enjoy an intimate concert (with or without veg Indian diner) at the wonderful Salon Ruigoord. Diner between 18:30 & 20:00

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Sitar & Tabla Concert - Kalyanjit Das & Heiko Dijker
Sitar & Tabla Concert - Kalyanjit Das & Heiko Dijker

Time & Location

02 jun 2023, 20:30 – 22:30

Salon Ruigoord, Ruigoord 36, 1047 HH Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the Event

Salon Ruigoord & Dhaibat welcome you to enjoy a special Indian concert of Sitar & Tabla, with the amazing Sitarist Kalyanjit Das from Kolkata, and Heiko Dijker from Amsterdam on Tabla. Come and enjoy a vegetarian Indian diner before the concert (served from 18.30 till 20.00), cooked by Heiko, or come for the concert only. 

Born in a highly enriched musical family of Kolkata, Kalyanjit is one of the brightest young sitarists in the field of Indian Classical Music. His music primarily signifies the ‘Senia Maihar Gharana’ style of playing. Maintaining the true heritage of Hindustani Classical Music, his aesthetical approach along with resonant power and delicate intricacies with the rhythm naturally captivate the listener.

Kalyanjit started learning the sitar at the age of three under the guidance of his father Pt. Kushal Das, and continues his rigorous and intensive talim under him. Kalyanjit also receives training in advance sitar techniques and art of music-making from Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. His mother Smt. Sujata Das initiated him in vocal training at a young age and now he also receives guidance from Ud. Rashid Khan as well.

Heiko Dijker is an Amsterdam based tablaplayer/composer/producer whose playing is marked by enthousiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry. He tours around the world in wonderful collaborations with musicians of all varieties of musical styles.

The press:

Times of India:

‘Heiko Dijker is a global ambassador of classical Indian music’

The Hindu:

‘Heiko Dijker is a Tabla player whose fingers can do a magic and who plays on the marks of Enthusiasm and Energy’

‘The music made its way into everyone's soul’


‘It’s amazing how Heiko Dijker plays tabla; as if his hands make them speak.’

Radio Zes:

‘...Breathtakingly beautiful......’

‘.....the classical Indian improvised music blends perfectly with the composed Western classical.....’

Rolling Stone magazine:

‘Also outstanding was Heiko Dijker on tabla; he clearly has mastery over the tabla and is well steeped in Hindustani classical music traditions.’

Heiko Dijker left Holland at a young age to find true soulfulness in music and life. Hitch-hiking around the world on his own, Heiko was drawn into classical Indian music and the beauty of India.

After years of traditional training with Shri Bhaswaraj Bhendigeri in India, living in a small clay hut and doing saintly practice in the Himalaya, he continued to learn with grandmaster Faiyaz Khan in the Guru-Shisya (Master-Disciple) system. For over 10 years, he was totally absorbed in his Sadhana, practicing and listening only classical Indian acoustic music.


  • Indian diner & Concert

    Vegetarian Indian diner (served from 6.30pm till 8pm) & Sitar + Tabla concert (starts 8.30pm)

    € 30,00
    +€ 0,75 service fee
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  • Sitar & Tabla (concert only)

    Sitar & Tabla concert (starts 8.30pm)

    € 15,00
    +€ 0,38 service fee
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