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Ustad Shujaat Khan & Special Guests

May  2, 2014
8:00 pm


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Ustad Shujaat Khan & Special Guests

Shujaat Hussain Khan belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana of the sitar and is the seventh in an unbroken line from a family that has produced many musical masters. His style known as gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the khayal style of vocal music.

Shujaat Hussain is the son and disciple of the master sitarist Ustd. Vilayat Khan. His musical pedigree continues back through his grandfather, Ustd. Inayat Khan, his great-grandfather Ustd. Imdad Khan and his great-great-grandfather Ustd. Sahebdad Khan - all leading artists of their generations.

At the age of three Shujaat began practicing on a specially made small sitar, and by the time he was six, the child prodigy started giving public performances. Since then he has performed at all the prestigious music festivals in India and he has traveled around the world performing in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. Most recently he was a featured artist as part of the Music Festival of India, the most prestigious event celebrating 50th year of Indian Independence at Carnegie Hall in New York, Paramount Theater in Seattle and Myers Symphony Theater in Dallas. He has also performed at Assembly Hall at the United Nations in Geneva and Royal Albert Hall in London.

Shujaat has his own unique style of playing. His approach to rhythm is largely intuitive, fresh and spontaneous, always astonishing his audiences. He was recently a visiting artist at UCLA and currently lives in New Delhi, India touring throughout India, the United States and Europe each year. He has several recordings available.


Friday, May 2, 2014
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