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The Gharana Series – Ustad Khurshid Hussain Presents the Dilli Style of Tabla Performance


The Gharana Series - Ustad Khurshid Hussain Presents the Dilli Style of Tabla Performance

Come hear some rare compositions of the fountainhead of all the other styles, the Dilli Gharana, presented by Ustad Khurshid Hussain at The Second Floor (T2F).

Ustad Khurshid Hussain, one of the few doyens of tabla in Pakistan, will demonstrate the nuances and subtleties of the famous “two finger” technique, while his disciple, Yousuf Kerai will talk about the splendor of sub-continental rhythms and the Gharana Series.

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.

Date: Saturday, 2nd March, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Rs. 200
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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