“Soulful Sitar”, an original and captivating sitar and tabla performance on 1st July 2017 at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford, is the coming together of Indian tradition and modern freedom of expression, in the form of music….reports Asian Lite News
Azeem Ahmed Alvi from India and Shahbaz Khan from the UK, premiere their sitar and tabla performance at the Ganges Theatre, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, in Bradford.
Soulful Sitar promises to be a unique one with the mesmerising sitar of Azeem Ahmed Alvi on sitar – who is the sixth generation of a family of classical Indian music and the student of the great sitarist Padmashree Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.
He will be accompanied on the tabla by Shahbaz Hussain who is regarded as the leading table virtuoso of his generation and has mastered all the imperative traditional skills, as well as the ability to project those skills to more contemporary styles.
Shahbaz Hussain is regarded as one of the leading tabla virtuosos of his generation. He has received numerous accolades for his captivating performances, including receiving the prestigious “Son of Lahore” Award from the Government of Pakistan in 2008.
Born into the sixth generation of a family of classical Indian music, at the age of 6, Azeem Ahmed Alvi studied traditional Indian music exclusively under his father Ustad Sayyed Ahmed Alvi and Ustad Mohsin Ali Khan. Under his esteemed guidance, he owned his sitar playing skills and went on to master the art of Sitar playing well-known genius –Padmashree Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.
Saturday 1st July2017 at 7pm
Kala Sangam Arts Centre
St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square