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Riverside Ragas: Shakir Khan
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- About the musicians
Inspiring. Breathtaking. A sitar superstar.
Shakir Khan’s performances both inspire and astonish audiences. In this grand evening of playing, he’ll showcase the art of the Sitar with expert tabla accompaniment from Shahbaz Hussain.
Need to know
North East first timer – £5
Under 25s – £7.50
Family ticket – £35 (up to two adults and two children)
8pm – 8.45pm Set One
9.05pm – 9.55pm Set Two
Please note timings are subject to change.
Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
About the musicians
Representing the eighth generation of his musical lineage, sitarist Shakir Khan demonstrates exquisite sur (melody) and laya (rhythm) as part of the Etawah Gharana tradition. Son of sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Shakir is one of the most promising young performers carrying on this renowned North Indian style.
He has brillantly brought Etawah Gharana music to prestigious conferences in India and stages worldwide, including the Woodstock Festival in Poland. Shakir’s talent earned him government honors in India along with first prize at the All India Radio Music Competition. His engaging stage presence and ability to adapt his classical knowledge to fusion projects continues to win over audiences globally.
Shahbaz is a virtuoso Tabla player, and his solo performances have gained great recognition all over the world. He is highly sought after for his accompaniment skills by many of the great master musicians of India and Pakistan.