The Gharana Series Finale – Two Maestros In Concert at The Second Floor (T2F)

The Gharana Series Finale - Two Maestros In Concert at The Second Floor (T2F)

Join The Second Floor (T2F) for an evening of tabla and sitar solos by the country’s finest musicians, Ustad Khurshid Hussain and Sajid Hussain. Accompanying each other in their solos, the two maestros will demonstrate the splendour of many of the gharanas of both sur and taal. Don’t miss this rare union of musical virtuosos.

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. Ustad Khurshid Hussain 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, and Farida Khanum. He is also the accompanist of choice for visiting artistes from India.

Sajid Hussain

Sajid Hussain, is the disciple of his father, Ustad Fida Hussain, and his uncle, Ustad Kabir Khan. Belonging to the Senia Gharana that traces its roots to Mian Tansen, Sajid Hussain began to play the sitar at the age of 16. He has performed for radio, television and music festivals such as the All Pakistan Music Conference. Sajid Hussain is one of the senior artistes and composers in the new ensemble, Tarz Group, which comprises of classically trained musicians who present South Asian musical heritage in a new orchestral style. In addition to performances, Sajid Hussain has focused his attention on educating his children in the art that is his ancestral inheritance. He is one of the few remaining sitar maestros of Pakistan and his artistry lies not only in his playing but also in his magnificent compositions.

Date: Sunday, 27th October, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 700
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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