A sitar player in the Maryland/Virginia area. Available for weddings and ceremonies. I have also performed for fundraisers and causes for a nominal fee. My presentations will sequence from classical to contemporary. Well grounded in tradition, I also weave in evocative tunes with the use of backing tracks.
Sambarta and Haroom, the table player provided beautiful renditions of our favorite bridal and groom songs upon our entrance to our ceremony along the melodious classical Hindu music. Everyone remembers them fondly and we were lucky to have them on our special day.
We had Sambarta play his beautiful music at an intimate event. He was on time, courteous, and accommodated requests. Our guests, especially the guest of honour, were delighted. I look forward to the opportunity to have him play at a future event soon.
Sambharta is an immensely talented musician and was a pleasure to plan with. He is flexible and open to ideas and was timely and responsive. Several guests asked for his contact information. He was wonderful and his talent enhanced our event.
Sambarta is a professional sitar player with so much passion for the music that not only he gets lost in the music, but he also takes the listeners on a beautiful musical journey. He played at my wedding on December 21st, 2018. His communication before the event was outstanding, everything was discussed beforehand. Every time I emailed him with questions, he responded very quickly. He communicated with the DJ and they worked together to make sure the event went smoothly. Price is the most reasonable I found in this area, and after seeing his work, I couldn't believe he was charging so little.
At the event everyone enjoyed the sitar and complimented on how good he was. He was on time and started playing exactly when he was supposed to. He played some songs on his own and even took requests from the guests. His professionalism and the passion with which he plays, it really shows through his work. I'll definitely be recommending him to my friends and family. In fact, multiple guests at the wedding asked me to give them his information. And a guest asked me for his information so he can learn from him!
If you're on the fence about hiring him, don't even think twice. He's The Best. He made my wedding reception memorable.
I had the privilege to invite Mr. Sambarta Rakshit to our musical fundraiser. He was so easy to deal with and willingly came to our town 2 hours away meh also arranged for a Tabla player Mr. Monir Hossain. Both together gave the most entertaining performance of the evening! Every beat was perfect and touched the heart of the audience. Just superb and classic!
Sambarta provides the music for our ceremony and cocktail hour for a wedding. He quickly found a tabla player as well. He was thorough in his communication leading up to the wedding and even learned a completely new piece for our ceremony.
The weather provided some logistical challenges and they pulled everything off with a smile. We are so grateful that they put that extra touch on our wedding day!
Our guests and we were all impressed by his performance in our wedding!!
Mr. Sambarta came early and played captivatingly throughout the evening. He was very flexible and entertained our guests for an extra half hour when our next performer did not show up on time.
Sitar for Occasions played during the cocktail hour at my son's wedding reception. He arrived on time and unobtrusively set himself up with very little assistance. He is an excellent player and everyone enjoyed his performance. We really would hire him again.
Mr. Sambarta arrived on time, entertained both adults and kids at my kids birthday party. He let local singers accompany him while he played sitar also. He was very courteous and professional.
He was very entertaining,my guests enjoyed the music
I booked Sambarta off of Gig Salad for our wedding at Rose Hill Manor on April 23, 2016. I echo what others say here: he was extremely responsive from the start, was able to give advice on how the flow of music should be played, and also found a tabla player as an accompaniment. We were told by several of our guests the best part of our wedding ceremony was the Indian classical music played by Sambarta on the sitar. He was very professional, arrived on time, played beautiful music, and very responsive throughout the process. As someone who was planning a wedding, having vendors that are reliable, consistent, and execute well is a must, and Sambarta came through on all fronts while providing a harmonious background to our wedding. I would highly recommend him for any future events, and would gladly book his services again.
Musician exceeded all expectations. He was responsive from the start, found a table player as an accompaniment, and learned a song for the processional as we requested. He executed perfectly and we could not be happier. Several people asked for his contact information after the ceremony and we wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Sambarta for your Sitar needs.
Sambrata played very appropriate melody of ragas for wedding,with a crescendo for Brides Arrival at the mandap.
Guests were enthralled and loved his sitar playing.
We were so lucky to have found Sambartha. For our outdoor yoga event in busy downtown Bethesda, MD, we wanted beautiful and serene sounds to intermix with the sounds of the city. It was wonderful! His music is uplifting, calming, and penetrating all at the same time! He was easy to work with and very responsive. We will definitely be calling him again next year for our next Yogathon in Bethesda! Thank you, Sambartha!
Performed beautiful sitar pieces for a wedding. Very easy to work with, and an accomplished sitar artist!
Past Booked Events
|December 01, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 05, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 05, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|December 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 30, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Fundraiser|
|June 25, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|May 27, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 07, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Baby Shower|
|September 25, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Cultural Event|
|September 04, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 13, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 23, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 27, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 17, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|