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Gwalior Ki Gayaki – A Tribute to the Late Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan at The Second Floor (T2F)


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for an evening of eastern classical music as Karam Abbas, Waseem Abbas and Yousuf Kerai pay tribute to the late Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan.

Karam Abbas KhanKaram Abbas Khan and Waseem Abbas Khan belong to the Gwalior gharana, famous for its repertoire of khayal singing. Sons of the late Ustad Ahmed Ali Khan and grandsons of Ustad Umeed Ali Khan, both classical vocalists of great renown.

Karam and Waseem are committed to continuing their family legacy and finding ways in which to experiment with merging their techniques and styles with contemporary musical forms. Karam was awarded the Nigar Filmi Award in 2002 and was nominated for PTV’s Best Classical Singer Award in 1997. He released a ghazal album, produced in collaboration with the late songbird of Pakistan, Mehnaz, in the year 2000.

Karam worked with a fusion band called Garaj in 2005 and has had the honor of performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London that same year. His most recent tour was in the USA in the year 2010. Karam has now shifted his focus to grooming his younger brother Waseem, who is proving to be a promising vocalist in his own right.

The musical performance, featuring Karam and Waseem Abbas on vocals and Yousuf Kerai on tabla, will be preceded by a lecture-demo elucidating the art of khayal singing and the Gwalior style.

Date: Sunday, 2nd June, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 300
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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