Sur Ka Safr: An Evening with Shehroze Hussain at T2F


Join The Second Floor, for their next Sur Ka Safar series; An evening with Shehroze Hussain accompanied by Yousuf Kerai on the tabla on Sunday, 3rd March!

About the Artists:
The son and disciple of his father, Shehroze Hussain has learned the art of sitar and singing from Sajid Hussain. He started at a very early age of 6 and has performed in various private and public organisations such as Sampurna, All Pakistan Music Conference, Tehzeeb Foundation, Lahore Music Forum, Childrens Literature Festival, T2F (The Second Floor) and Faiz Foundation Trust. He has appeared on television and has served as guest artist for Aga Khan University’s Humanities and Social Sciences lecture series and School of Leadership’s Young Leaders Conference in 2011 and then for a session in TEDxKarachi in 2014 and three performances at Habib University, including the very first Convocation 2018. He has also co-taught six-week electives with Yousuf Kerai on The Music of South Asia for AKU’s Humanities and Social Sciences program (2011 – 2013). He is one of the lead performers for the ensemble, TARZ GROUP and his work has been extensively featured in their latest album, The Essence of South Asia, which has been released internationally on digital music platforms such as CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon mp3, Saavn and Patari.pk. He has also appeared on television as a guest artist on a talk show on HUM TV and as an accompanist in the popular Coke Studio Sessions (Seasons 8, 9 and 10). In addition, he has provided background music to the famous Drama series, “Mann Mayal”. Shehroze possesses an excellent grip on the sitar and has a great technical agility with his voice, bringing a fresh personality to the tradition of sitar players.

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, 3rd March 2019
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 700/-
Event Link: https://web.facebook.com/events/339431830011427/

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