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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan Live In-Person Concert

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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

(Hindustani Classical Instrumental - Sitar)

A Shadaj Baithak Event

IN-PERSON live Hindustani Classical Sitar Concert ​by Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (Sitar) and Aditya Kalyanpur (Tabla)

A Shadaj event
in collaboration with Lexington Community Education (LCE)
supported by Mass Cultural Council, Acton Cultural Council, Lexington Cultural Council and Community Endowment of Lexington. 

When:  Saturday, May 14th, 8pm ET 
Tickets:  $30 (FREE for members - Become a Shadaj member!  and Students with ID)
Venue:  Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. 
  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the start time.  
  • Members need to RSVP to secure a seat.
  • We will follow the regulations of the MA state government and the policy of the concert venue wrt covid-19 mask and vaccination requirements.
  • We request that all audience members bring a proof of vaccination for the entry and wear a mask during the concert.

Shrinivas Sane: 508-494-4160 (shinusane@hotmail.com)
Milind Ranade: 409-201-7110 (milindmranade@gmail.com)

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is widely recognized as one of the greatest sitar players of the world.  The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Government of India's Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Shahid Parvez Khan regularly tours across India, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, enthralling audiences everywhere.  Ustad Shahid Parvez’s music is both novel and evolving.  His unique tone and astute artistic sense have become his hallmark as a respected performer and composer.  The power of his music emanates from the highly charged sound he conjures on stage.  He emphasizes the unique capabilities of this sitar itself while drawing upon numerous musical influences easily recognizable to a knowing ear.  He has achieved success in not only preserving tradition, but also pushing its boundaries to even greater heights of aesthetic beauty. Shahid Parvez Khan represents the seventh generation of the sitar’s first family, the Etawah Gharana.  A very young Shahid Parvez was initiated into the rich traditions of the Gharana by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan - the famous musician and son of legendary sitar and surbahar virtuoso Ustad Waheed Khan.  His family has produced the most revered and influential figures in Hindustani Classical Music including Ustad Sahabdad Khan, Ustad Imdad Khan, Ustad Enayet Khan, and Ustad Vilayat Khan. 

With Aditya Kalyanpur’s trademark blend of technical brilliance, creative improvisations and high-octane showmanship, this award-winning tabla virtuoso’s performances instantly connect with, and captivate audiences worldwide. Kalyanpur is noted to be coined as the original pioneer of recreating the colorful tabla, thus innovating, “a more colorful expression.” At the same time, Kalyanpur’s performances reflect his versatility and keenness to break through conventional ‘borders.’ Kalyanpur has uniquely gone on to acquire in-depth knowledge across various gharanas and schools of playing. Furthermore, he is in his element when adapting masterfully to any musical context, be it complementing a sitar or jazz guitar, and/or collaborating with artistes across genres, from jazz to pop, rap to rock! For the child prodigy who could replicate intricate rhythmic patterns on his first tabla at the age of 3, there was no going back. Kalyanpur’s training began from none other than the legendary late Ustad Allah Rakha and later his son Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Sample snippets of a few recent LIVE online concerts produced by Shadaj

Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Miya Ki Todi) at Shadaj Baithak
Jayateerth Mevundi (Bilaskhani Todi) at Shadaj Baithak
Kaushiki Chakraborty ( Jaijaiwanti ) at Shadaj Baithak

Raghunandan Panshikar at Shadaj Baithak

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