Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan with with Pandit Atulkumar Upadhye (violin), Hindole Majumdar (tabla) with Mandala Arts featuring Kinnari Vora (classical Bharata Natyam dance)
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan descends from six generations of sitarists. He is one of the most brilliant musical gems of the famous Etawah Gharana and belongs to the seventh generation of this musical lineage. His family has produced the most revered and influential figures in Hindustani Classical Music including the likes of Sahabdad Khansahab, Imdad Khansahab, Enayet Khansahab, Waheed Khansahab and Vilayat Khansahab.
For Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, the Sitar and Self are identical entities, and music is not just a discipline, but life itself – vibrating and pulsating and full of colour. The power of his music is most immediately encountered in the highly charged sound quality he conjures from his Sitar and the sparkling intelligence that is the hallmark of his improvisatory music. By sheer precision and an astute artistic sense, he has made a place for himself in the limitless, infinite universe of Indian Classical Music.
Mandala Arts featuring Kinnari Vora
Mandala Arts opens the program with a classical Bharata Natyam dance piece lead by company principal dancer Kinnari Vora.