INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Ustad Wajahat Khan Concert in Montreal


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Ustad Wajahat Khan Concert in Montreal Sep 10, 2003 09:10 p.m.

if anyone is near Montreal, Ustad Wajahat Khan will be playing sarode accompanied by Vineet Vyas on tabla

Sunday Sept. 21St. 2003 @ 6.30 p.m.
Bibliotheque National du Quebec
1700, St. Denis St., Montreal.(Metro Berri/Uqam)
Admission $ 15.00.
For Further information please call 514-457-6137,

My instructor and I are going. Should be great. It is a small auditorium, max 300 people.

It is a bit off topic, but it is ICM and Irat Khan's son, Vilayat Khan's nephew right

Re:Ustad Wajahat Khan Concert in Montreal Sep 11, 2003 07:25 a.m.

Yes this is Ustad Imrat Khan's son. I know that his brother, Shafaatullah Khan has been out on tour with him (tabla) for the last few weeks. I'm not sure if he is filling in for his usual tabla player or what. They were both in St. Louis this week visiting their father.
Enjoy the show.
Re:Ustad Wajahat Khan Concert in Montreal Sep 22, 2003 09:55 a.m.

I returned last night from the concert in Montreal at 2 am. So, I am a bit tired showing up for work at 7:30, but it was worth it! It was a great concert. The audience was around 150-200 people, who were very knowledgable about ICM. The show started at about 7PM and went on util 11:30 or so. He was accompanied by a very good tabla player. He played 4 raags (from memory: Bhaig, Chaurukeshi, Bhairavi and one other) and 4 bandishes, which were original compositions by his grandfather, father, uncle and himself. His Chaurukeshi (spelling?) was fantastic. I went there not thinking too much about the sarod, but left with great respect for that instrument (although I am not willing to grow my nails to play it). The interchange between sarod and tabla player was spectacular.

At the break, I met the artists back stage and had a good look at the sarod. That is truely a wonderfully made instrument. I wish I had furniture that well made (since I know nothing of sarods, I compare it to fine furniture). W. was very friendly and candid. I found out that he had played in my city last year! The evening was very entertaining for a meager $15! I would suggest that if he is playing in your area, that you should not miss it. Raaga is raaga, no matter what instrument you play; it is a beautiful thing.


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