04/08 (Sat.) 19:30
National Concert Hall
NT$ 500 700 900 1200 1500
The World’s most precious treasure from India
Subtle music of sitar exploring the beauty of improvisation
Shujaat Khan, Grammy Award nominee and Indian Sitar master, visited Taiwan in 2012 and 2014, leaving impressive memories to the audiences. Indian sitar is one of the most beloved Eastern instruments in the West. Its fans include the Rolling Stones, the legendary rock band from the UK, and George Harrison, a late member of the Beatles. The hit song “Norwegian Wood” is accompanied with this instrument. Shujaat Khan is particularly famous for his skills of playing sitar, known as the “gayaki ang,” an imitative of the subtleties of human voice, and is therefore acclaimed as the most influential contemporary Indian classic musician. In collaboration with Sarangi player Farooque Latif Khan as well as with Abhiman Kaushal and Amit Choubey, the tabla artists of North Indian music, Shujaat Khan will unfold the panorama of the Indian music for Taiwan’s audiences by improvising northern Indian music, folk songs and Sufi music.
Sitar │ Shujaat Khan
Shujaat Khan is one the most important classic musicians in northern India. Inheriting the school of sitar music established by his great-grandfather Imdad Khan, Shujaat Khan is particularly famous for his skills of playing sitar, known as the “gayaki ang,” an imitative of the subtleties of human voice. He has the musical pedigree that goes back seven generations. All of the members in each generation are performing artists of sitar.
- Sitar: Shujaat Khan
- Sarangi: Farooque Latif Khan
- T abla: Abhiman Kaushal, Amit Choubey
- The age guidance for this production is 7+.
- WEBSITE: www.shujaatkhan.com/home.html