Shujaat Husain Khan

October 1, Saturday, 7:30PM John L. Haar Theatre GMCC West Campus
Sitar Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan & Samir Chatterjee

Shujaat Husain Khan, son and disciple of master sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan, is perhaps the greatest North Indian classical musician of his generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana (tradition) of the sitar and is the seventh in the unbroken line from his family that has produced many musical masters. His style known as the Gayaki Ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice. He has developed his own unique style of playing Indian classical music. His approach to rhythm is largely intuitive, fresh and spontaneous, always astonishing his audiences. He is also known for his exceptional voice, which he uses for singing folk songs and poetry.

Samir Chatterjee is a virtuoso Tabla player of India. He travels widely across the world throughout the year performing in numerous festivals as a soloist or with other outstanding musicians from both Indian and western musical traditions. Samir performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway in 2007 and also performed a few times at the United Nations General Assembly.

Sitar

Shujaat Khan – http://www.shujaatkhan.com

 

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