“The Magic of Sitar” – A Concert Featuring Ustad Sajid Hussain

Ustad Sajid Hussain

Hailing from a family of musical virtuosos, Ustad 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.

Ustad Sajid Hussain will be accompanied on tabla by Yousuf Kerai. 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 Ustad Khurshid Hussain and has been playing tabla ever since.

Yousuf is the founder of the Tarz Group and is committed to finding innovative ways for our musical heritage to adapt and grow in value so that it can be passed on to future generations as an integral part of our South Asian identity.

Date: Sunday, 20th January, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 300 [Please consider a larger contribution to support classical music in Pakistan]
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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