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Friday, March 1, 2013
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Hanif, Mehboob & Sanjay

Mehboob Nadeem – sitar
Sanjay Guha – sitar
Hanif Khan – tabla

Friday 1st March 2013

A wonderful opportunity to listen to a duet of two different styles of SITAR playing by two if UK’s most talented performers.

Mehboob Nadeem hails from an illustrious family of musicians in Mumbai who were primarily vocalists. It was natural for Mehboob to play in a style that founded its technique on emulating the voice - “ gayaki ang”.  There is a strong emphasis on the left hand.  This style was established by the great maestro the late Ustad Vilayat Khan.

Sanjay Guha  who hails from Kolkata follows in the style of the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and had training from one of his senior students  Deepak Choudhury.  Sanjay plays in the style of the “Senia-Maihar gharana” made famous by Ustad Allauddin Khan the father of the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and the guru of the late Pandit Ravi Shankar.  It is said that this style takes its inspiration from the older instrumental playing techniques especially the “veena” and in “dhrupad” style and has a stronger emphasis on the right hand with which the strings are plucked.

Hanif Khan  was trained by his father the tabla maestro Ustad Hidayat Khan of Jaipur -  Delhi gharana.  Hanif is one of the most sought after tabla players in the UK and will bring additional dynamics to the concert by way of the aesthetics of the  beautiful “Delhi baaj” (style).

A concert not miss

Start 7pm sharp.
Tickets  £10  

There will be a short talk by Viram Jasani on the subject of sitar technique  highlighting the major differences of these two distinctive styles established by two of the most iconic Indian musicians of the last century.  The talk will be in the Music Room of the AMC’s Museum of Asian Music and will be at 6.15pm sharp and is included in the ticket price of the concert.

For booking call us on 0208 742 9911 or email matthew@amc.org.uk