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“Ustad Shahid Parvez was at his melodious best…with harmonised phrases of intertwined melody and intricate rhythmic patterns.”
—The Hindu (India)
World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of an influential musical lineage. His playing focuses on exploring and expanding the possibilities of the melodic framework for improvisation in Indian classical music, or raag, often to mind-blowing effect. The rasa (mood) of his presentation of the raag Bhimpalasi seamlessly melds afternoon serenity, the fire of a glowing sunset, and awe of the approaching night.
The pre-recorded concert will be followed by a live discussion and Q&A with the artist moderated by sarangi (bowed string instrument) player and vocalist and Wesleyan graduate student Suhail Yusuf.