An Evening with Shujaat Khan

Schoenberg Hall

445 Charles E Young Dr E

Los Angeles,CA-90095

An Evening with Shujaat Khan
Schedule Fri, 07 Oct 2022  7:00 PM Venue Schoenberg Hall
445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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An Evening with Shujaat Khan

Department of Ethnomusicology welcomes celebrated sitar player Shujaat
Khan for a special concert. He will be joined by tabla players
Gourisankar and Nitin Mitta for an evening of North Indian classical

Shujaat Husain Khan
is one of the greatest North Indian classical musicians of his
generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana of the sitar. His style
of playing, known as the gayaki ang, imitates the range and subtleties
of the human voice. Khan’s musical pedigree extends seven generations
and includes some of the leading artists of their own generations. He
has earned distinction for his unique style of sitar playing,
exceptional voice, and intuitive and spontaneous approach to rhythm.
Khan has been invited as a visiting professor at the Dartington School
of Music in England, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the
University of California, Los Angeles.

Gourisankar is
a leading tabla maestro of the present generation. He is an A-grade
artist of All India Radio and Television who has toured internationally
for the last 30 years and has performed with numerous eminent musicians.
In 2008, he established the School of Indian Percussion and Music in
Austin, Texas. His playing styles reflect a unique combination of the
Farukhabad, Punjab, and Delhi schools of tabla playing. He has
accompanied eminent artists such as Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit
Birju Maharaj, Pandit Jasraj, Pdt V.G. Jog, Pdt A.T. Kannan, Lakshmi
Shankar, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Pdt. Ronu Majumdar,
Rahul Sharma, Rakesh Chaurasia, Ustad Nishat Khan, Pdt. Debashish
Bhattacharya and many more.

Nitin Mitta
is a dynamic tabla soloist and a highly sought-after accompanist who
has performed with some of India’s most celebrated musicians such as
Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad
Shahid Parvez, and Ustad Nishat Khan, to name a few. He also made a mark
as a versatile collaborator in other spheres when he joined forces with
Grammy Nominee Pianist Vijay Iyer and electric guitarist R. Prasanna to
produce a studio album titled Tirtha. Another collaboration with R. Prasanna can be heard on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning documentary Smile Pinki. Mitta has also performed and toured extensively with two-time Juno (Canadian Grammy) award winner Kiran Ahluwalia.

This event is sponsored by The Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair
in Indian Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and The UCLA
Center for India and South Asia (CISA).

Phone Organized by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music



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