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We get to know sitar player Jasdeep Singh Degun a little better ahead of his performance at Sage Gateshead on Friday 19th October as part of Gem Arts’ Riverside Ragas.

So, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
I’m a classically trained sitar player from Leeds and I’m currently working on my debut album of classical and contemporary music. I’m really looking forward to bringing my music to Sage Gateshead later this month.

What’s the first record you ever bought?
The first record that I remember physically buying was the Indian Classical album Pure by Kaushiki Chakrabarty.

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
Got to be pretty much all the Bollywood love songs from the 90’s…

Favourite film of all time?
That’s a tough one, but probably all three of the Lord of the Rings films.

Your guilty pleasure film?
Again 90’s bollywood – probably Lagaan.

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
House of Cards.

Your favourite book?
I don’t get as much time to read as I would like now, but I grew up reading the Harry Potter series and it was the best.

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
Every single internet meme

Who or what makes you sad?
The fact that I’m very easily amused.

If you had super power, what would it be?
Invisibility or having the ability to stop time – like Bernard’s watch.

And finally, you get to play a board game with any three famous people from history, who do you choose and what’s the board game?
Legendary sitar player Ustad Vilayat Khan, Maharajah Ranjit Singh, and Professor Dumbledore. The game would be Spoons!

Jasdeep Singh Degun plays Sage Gateshead on Friday 19th October.

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