Pandit Janardan Mitta is a renowned sitar player from Chennai, India. He started as a self-taught musician and perfected his art trough the tutelage of Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. Having mastered the nuances of the Gayaki and Tantrakari techniques of instrumental music, Pandit Janardan Mitta has traveled widely across India and abroad, capturing the interest of audiences with his inimitably delicate style.
In 1971 he had the honor of performing at the United Nations. And in recognition of his lucid expression and profound rendition of raga music worldwide, Janardan had the opportunity to play along side his great guru Ravi Shankar, accompanied by Zakir Hussain on Tabla.
How we met:
Janardan met Playing For Change through PFC Co-Producer Enzo Buono, who had previously spent 10 years recording music in India. We were honored to include his playing on “Satchita” and “Imagine!”