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Taal: A Benefit Concert featuring Tabla Maestro, Ustad Khurshid Hussain


A Benefit Concert featuring Tabla Maestro, Ustad Khurshid Hussain

Come and witness the splendor of rhythms from all over the subcontinent as Ustad Khurshid Hussain lets his fingers do the talking at The Second Floor (T2F). This is a rare opportunity to listen to a tradition that started in Delhi several centuries ago and spread to all corners of South Asia.

Ustad Khurshid Hussain

One of the few doyens of tabla that remain in Pakistan today, Ustad Khurshid Hussain hails from a family of musicians. His father, Mehboob Hussain, was a sarangi player and entrusted his friend, the great Ustad Habib Khan (also known as Baba Bibia Khan) to teach his son the art of tabla playing. Although Ustad Khurshid Hussain’s blood line is from the Ajrada Gharana, he learned tabla primarily from Ustad Habib Khan who was well versed with all the gharanas’ styles and compositions.

Khurshid Saheb has been an employee of Radio Pakistan and has performed live with some of the greatest musicians that Pakistan has witnessed including Ustad Kabir Khan, Ustad Sharif Khan Poonchwaley, Ustad Ghulab Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Rais Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Iqbal Bano, Farida Khanum, and Sajid Hussain. He is also the accompanist of choice for visiting artistes from India.

All the proceeds from this benefit concert will be presented to Ustad Khurshid Hussain. Please consider making a larger contribution than the suggested minimum to support Khurshid Saheb.

Date: Saturday, 10th November, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 300
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F),10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi-75500.

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