Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan descends from six generations of sitarists, and is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana, a musical tradition or "family" committed to the sitar. He is the grandson of Waheed Khan, the surbahar and sitar virtuoso, who was the younger brother of Inayat Khan. Shahid was first introduced to vocal and tabla by his father Aziz Khan, before he was initiated into the art of playing sitar. In 2007, the New York Times called him “one of India’s more celebrated younger musicians, prized especially for the vocalistic phrasing of his raga improvisations.” The concert will feature Amit Kavthekar on tabla.
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