Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ustad Sultan Khan Tribute, Vancouver, Canada

Laura and I were honoured to be guests of Ganesh and Anita Nanda at the Ustad Sultan Khan tribute performed by Ustad Zakier Hussain, Sabir Khan and Dishad Khan. The Virasat Foundation of Vancouver hosted this Indian classical music concert at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby. It was a packed house very appreciative of the spiritual and at times whimsical presentation of these world famous artists who so respected the deceased Saurangi artist Ustad Sultan Khan. Ustad Zakir Hussain had played tabla drums for years years with the Saurangi master. Now he played between the two young men he called this generation's genius, one of who was the son of the great Ustad Sultan Khan. I loved the music. So many mountains and valleys. The drums were truly incredible though with hidden hands necessary to give such rich diversity of sound. What a glorious night of high culture. Presentations were made, gifts and praise. Saurangi - 100 colours - the album of Sabir Khan and Dilshad Khan was launched as well. Truly a splendid evening.

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