Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
The performance of North Indian classical music depends considerably on the mood and the inspiration of the artists and their rapport with the audience. Renowned sitar player Ikhlaq Hussain will perform a selection of North Indian classical ragas and talas in the “Gayaki” style. Ikhlaq’s deeply spiritual music emulates the human voice and passionately conveys the human soul’s yearning for the divine. On tabla will be Enayet Hossain.
Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment
The community partner for this concert is Sunny Thakkar
About the Performer
Ikhlaq Hussain’s roots in the Delhi Gharana (school) of classical music date back eight centuries to the legendary Sufi Saint Hazrat Amir Khusrao. Ikhlaq’s rigorous musical education was acquired from his father and subsequently from the renowned sitar maestro, Ustad Kabir Khan. Seeking out an expanded perspective of classical music, Ikhlaq proceeded on a scholarship from the Government of India to study with the renowned Pandit Ravi Shankar in New Delhi India in 1991.
Residing in New York City since 2001, Ikhlaq’s personal mission is to promote South Asian classical music through teaching and performing. He believes that preserving and transferring his rich musical tradition and heritage will help to create and maintain peace at home and in the world. He has most recently completed a residency at the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) at Shangri La.
Member price: $22.50