Sur ka Safar: An Evening with Ustad Shahid Hamid at T2F

Join The Second Floor for their next Sur Ka Safar series; An evening with Ustad Shahid Hamid accompanied by Abdul Ghani on the harmonium and Yousuf Kerai on the tabla on Saturday, 12th January.

About the Artists:

Ustad Shahid Hamid is a renowned vocalist, musicologist and a qualified music teacher. A banker by profession, he has pursued music with a passion, mastering the art of Khayal Gayaki and also semi-classical forms such as Thumri and Dadra. He dedicates most of his time to teaching music and has authored a very valuable book ‘Raag Music’ (published in English and Urdu) which explains at length the intricacies of South Asian classical music.

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: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Time: 08:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 700/-

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