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Ikhlaq Hussain

Indian Classical Music

Friday, January 29, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Sold Out

The performance of northern Indian classical music depends considerably on the mood and inspiration of the artists and their rapport with the audience. Renowned sitar player Ikhlaq Hussain’s performance of this music is deeply spiritual and evokes the human soul’s yearning for the divine. Hussain will perform a selection of northern Indian classical ragas and talas in the gayaki style. He will be joined by Suryaksha Deshpande on tabla.

Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and community partner Sunny Thakkar.

About the Musician

Ikhlaq Hussain’s roots in the Delhi Gharana School of Indian classical music date back eight centuries to the legendary Sufi Saint Hazrat Amir Khusrao. Ikhlaq’s rigorous musical education was acquired from his father Ustad Imdad Hussain and subsequently from the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Residing in New York City since 2001, Ikhlaq’s personal mission is to promote South Asian classical music through teaching and performing.. He has most recently completed a residency at the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) at Shangri La.

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