Sur ka Safar: An Evening with Ahsan Ali at T2F


Join The Second Floor, for their next Sur Ka Safar series; An evening with Ahsan Ali accompanied by Yousuf Kerai and Wazir Sultan sahib on Sunday, 4th August!

In this performance Ahsan will be rendering Khayal and Thumri in the Patiala style and will be accompanied on the tabla by Yousuf Kerai and on harmonium by Wazir Sultan sahib.

About the Artist:

Ahsan Ali started receiving vocal training at the age of 10 under the tutelage of Master Ghulam Shabbir. In 2010, soon after his training started, he participated and won the Chote Ustaad singing contest held in India. After 10 years of training with Master Ghulam Shabbir, he was accepted as a shagird by Ustad Raza Ali Khan, grandson of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, of the Patiala Gharana. Ahsan has performed at various festivals across Pakistan, including Tehzeeb Festival and All Pakistan Music Conference, and has been featured regularly on television as well.

Yousuf learned to sing and play the harmonium under the tutelage of the late Master Babu Khan. At the age of sixteen, he was accepted as a student of the tabla maestro Ustad Khurshid Hussain and has been playing tabla for the last twenty years. Yousuf holds a BA in mathematics and a MAT in teaching mathematics. He has given talks and taught courses on music and mathematics for Aga Khan University (2011 – 2014), PeaceNiche-T2F (2010-2016), School of Leadership’s Young Leaders Conference (2011 & 2012), Tedx Karachi (2014), Faiz International Festival (2015, 2016 & 2017), Habib University (2016) and has held many recitals and orchestra performances with master musicians in USA and in Pakistan. He currently serves as a faculty member at Habib University where he teaches courses in mathematics, history of mathematics, and music & mathematics. Yousuf is the founder of Tarz Group, an ensemble of classically trained musicians, committed to helping young listeners delight in their South Asian musical heritage so that it can be passed on to future generations as an integral part of our South Asian identity. Tarz Group has held many live concerts in Karachi and Lahore and have released an album titled, The Essence of South Asia, which is available internationally on digital music platforms.

Date: Sunday, 4th August 2019
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/-
Event Link: https://web.facebook.com/events/1319424301557468/

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