Sur ka Safar: The Essence of Rajasthan

Join them at Faraar Gallery, T2F, for the latest performance in their Sur Ka Safar series, featuring Sagheer Ahmed on vocals, accompanied by Ashiq Ali on tabla and dholak on Saturday, 27th October 2018.

About the Performers:
Sagheer Ahmed first learned music from Ustad Chand Khan of the Jaipur gharana. He also learned from Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan and Ustad Allauddin Khan. His training was in classical vocals and with time, he was drawn towards rendering semi-classical forms such as thumri, dadra, and ghazals and also started to include folk songs and geets into his repertoire. Sagheer has been performing on radio, television, and in live shows for the last fifteen years, which also include performances in India. He is an ardent follower of the ghazal maestro, the late Ustad Mehdi Hasan (also of Rajasthani decent), who has greatly influenced his vocal rendition and style. In this performance Sagheer will be focusing on presenting the Rajasthani folk and semi-classical compositions.

Accompanying him on tabla and dholak will be the widely acclaimed maestro, Ashiq Ali. Ashiq Ali has been working as a dholak and tabla player for the last 35 years, playing for radio, television and live performances. He learnt the basics of music and tabla playing from his father, Ustad Chand Khan, and later from the well-known tabla player, Omar Khan. He has performed with great artists such as ghazal legends Mehdi Hasan and Ghulam Ali, classical vocalist Hussain Baksh Gullo and sufi icon, Abida Parveen. However, the work that catapulted Ashiq Ali’s career into the mainstream market was with the Pakistani pop group, Junoon, wherein the dholak and tabla grooves provided by him became the identifying feature of many of their hit songs. In this performance Ashiq Ali will demonstrate the distinctive rhythmic style of accompaniment in Rajasthani folk.

Date: Saturday, 27th October 2018
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Rs 700. First come, first served at the door
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