On the occasion of the 35th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroha 2007, The Department of Culture, together with Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, is organising a 4-day grand music festival, from 29th November to 2nd December, at the Nizam College grounds.
Young and upcoming artistes will share the dias with some senior ones during the festival, such as flautists Rakesh Chaurasia and Shashank, vocalists Pandit Jasraj, Pritam Bhattacharya and Sanjeev Abhyankar, Hariharan, vainika Jayanthi Kumaresh, sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez, Sufi Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi, and tabla player Vijay Ghate.
Today, the penultimate day, renowned sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez will perform the 3rd and last recital of the day. Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the 7th generation of the famous Etawah gharana in sitar playing. He is the son of Ustad Aziz Khan, the famous musician and a noted composer, and the grandson of Ustad Wahid Khan, the Surbahar and Sitar virtuoso. Ustad Wahid Khan was the uncle of Ustad Vilayat Khan.
Ustad Shahid Parvez was introduced to vocal music and tabla by his illustrious father, Ustad Aziz Khan, before he was initiated into playing the sitar. He was recognized as a child prodigy, and gave his first public performance at the age of 8.
Perseverant in the minutest technical detail, and the purity of ragas, he gave utmost attention to the improvisation of every aspect of layakari. Over the years, he has created a distinct genre of instrumental music, and has evolved a distinctive style of his own.
Ustad Shahid Parvez is a top grade artist of the All-India Radio. He is one of the few maestros to enjoy global reputation, and has numerous LP records, audio and video cassettes, and CDs to his credit. He has been honored with several awards, both national and international, and has participated in many of major festivals in India and abroad, including the Festivals of India held in the US, Canada, USSR and Europe.
Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj has been organising music festivals every year at the Nizam College grounds, in memory of his late father and brother Pandit Motiram and Pandit Maniram respectively, since the last 35 years. His father and brother were both music professors at the Nizam College. The entry to the concert is free.
Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.