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A new alloy: When a sitar leaves its comfort zone, and proves it’s metal – art and culture

The sitar is a lot more versatile than it seems, says Rishabh Seen. “Like the guitar, you can shred it, pick it, tap it.” Seen would know. He plays metal on it.

The 24-year-old musician from Jalandhar fronts a heavy metal band called, well, Sitar Metal. Its other members are Deeparshi Roy, 22, on guitar; Joel Rodrigues, 19, on drums; and Tushar Khurana, 24, on bass. In October last year, they released their first album, a six-track work called Sitar Metal.

Hit play and you’re met with a burst of musical energy headlined by the twang of the sitar, but

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