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HCL Concerts Presents Sitar Maestro Ustad Shujaat Khan

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HCL Concerts Presents Sitar Maestro Ustad Shujaat Khan

Accompanied by:
Ajay Prasanna (Flute), Arunangshu Choudhury (Tabla), Amjad Khan (Tabla),
Azaan Khan (Guitar and Vocals)

Venue: Shiv Nadar School, Sector 168, Expressway, Noida

Day and Time: 8th September,2017, 7:00 PM onwards

Note: Entry is complimentary and is on first come, first serve basis. Passes are available at

Ustad Shujaat Khan is one of the greatest North Indian classical musicians of his generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana of the sitar and his style of playing sitar, known as the gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice.

His musical pedigree extends seven generations. He is the son and disciple of the great sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan, and his grandfather, Ustad Inayat Khan, his great-grandfather, Ustad Imdad Khan, and his great-great-grandfather, Ustad Sahebdad Khan, were all leading artists of their respective generations.

He has performed at all the prestigious music festivals in India and has performed throughout Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe. Audiences around the world are captivated by his unique style of sitar playing, his exceptional voice, and his intuitive and spontaneous approach to rhythm.

Khan was also the sole artist representing India in a special performance at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in Geneva commemorating India's independence in 2007. He has also collaborated with different genres of music. The Rain, an album featuring Ustad Shujaat Khan and the Indo-Persian Ghazal ensemble, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for "Best Traditional World Music Album".

Among the numerous awards and international recognitions, he has received, his Lost Songs of the Silk Road was honored on's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time" list in August 2009. He has been invited as visiting faculty at the Dartington School of Music in England, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has more than 100 CD releases on a variety of international labels, as well as a video called “Khandan”.

About HCL Concerts: The conservation and promotion of India’s art and cultural heritage is very close to HCL’s heart. To this end, HCL has been organizing HCL Concerts for over 19 years, dedicated to identifying, evolving and promoting talent rooted in the glorious heritage of Indian classical performing arts. Concerts under the umbrella of HCL Concerts are organized in Delhi NCR, Lucknow and Chennai across various venues regularly throughout the year. These concerts are free to attend and are enriched by the presence of luminaries in the field of Indian classical performing arts.

Over the years, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for the exceptionally talented veterans as well as upcoming artists. Over 500 artists have graced this platform and have contributed towards reinvigorating the Indian classical performing arts. While there have been spellbinding performances by legends such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt and Smt. Shubha Mudgal, HCL Concerts has also featured numerous new age maestros including Niladri Kumar, Rakesh Chaurasia, Kaushiki Chakraborty and Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

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