Shujaat Khan & Kayhan Kalhor: Persian and Indian ImprovisationsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In collaboration with Indo-American Association
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"For the uninitiated, Shujaat Khan, Kayhan Kalhor, and Sandeep Das present a wonderfully accessible and dynamic gateway into an under-appreciated zone of the musical universe."
—All About Jazz
In collaboration with Indo-American Association, Asia Society presents this beautiful concert of ancient musical traditions. Sitar maestro Shujaat Khan and kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor will weave Persian and Indian improvisations, accompanied by Sandeep Das on tabla.
About the Artists
Sitar musician Shujaat Khan is one of North India’s greatest classical musicians. He is a seventh-generation artist whose career began at age three. Shujaat’s performances include music festivals in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. He was the sole artist to represent India at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in Geneva to commemorate India’s independence in 2007.
Kayhan Kalhor is an Iran-born, internationally acclaimed kamancheh virtuoso, whose Persian music performances and collaborations have attracted international audiences. He has toured the world extensively and also composed works for renowned Iranian artists, television, and film. Kayhan is an original member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, and several of his recordings have been nominated for Grammy awards.
Grammy-nominated Sandeep Das is considered one of today’s leading tabla players. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and beyond. A composer and performer of international acclaim, his music has also appeared in films and television. As a recording artist, over 30 labels have released his music, including Virgin, Sony, and Makar Records.
Lead series support of Asia Society Presents! is provided by Bank of America. Performing arts and cultural programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous support from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, The Clayton Fund, and Mickey Rosenau & Dr. Ellen Gritz, with additional grants from the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts and the Favrot Fund. Funding is also provided from Friends of Performing Arts & Culture at Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in collaboration with Indo-American Association.
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