Shahid Parvez Khan & Subhen Chatterjee
Shahid Parvez Khan (Sitar)
Subhen Chatterjee (Tabla)

Friday, May 21, 1999, 7:30 pm


The O'Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium,
University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul

About the artists:

Shahid Parvez Khan is undisputedly among the topmost Sitar maestros in the world today. He is the son of Ustad Aziz Khan, famous musician and noted composer and the grandson of Ustad Wahid Khan, Surbahar and Sitar grandmaster and uncle to Ustad Vilayat Khan. Shahid Parvez Khan was introduced by his father to vocal music, Tabla and Sitar from a very young age and gave his first public performance at the age of eight. He has displayed from the start an uncanny combination of vocal and instrumental (Gayaki and Tantrakari) traditions in his playing. Indeed it is this rare genius for combining romantic intensity with technical brilliance that continues to characterize his concerts. He is a top-grade artist of All India Radio and has performed in every major Indian music conference and has toured extensively enthralling audiences worldwide. He has represented the nation in Festivals of India in the U.S., U.S.S.R., Europe and Japan and has made numerous recordings for top-labels worldwide.

Subhen Chatterjee, a senior disciple of Tabla maestro Pandit Swapan Chowdhury, has already established himself as a fine young Tabla soloist and accompanist. Subhen has accompanied great musicians such as Pandit V.G. Jog, Smt. Girija Devi, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Begum Parveen Sultana, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pandit Manilal Nag and Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan. Subhen has also worked with World Music masters such as Paul Horn (flute player) and David Crosby and has been a performing artiste of WOMAD (World Organization of Music and Dance), founded by world-renowned Peter Gabriel. Subhen's own, KARMA, an Indo-Jazz Fusion Orchestra, is one of the most popular bands in India today.


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