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In the Darbar featuring Ud. Irshad Khan and Bageshree Vaze

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The Ismaili Centre, Toronto

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“In the Darbar” is a lecture-demonstration of two classical Indian art forms by two well-known and established artists.

Ud. Irshad Khan, renowned Sitar and Surbahar player, and Bageshree Vaze, classical Indian Kathak dancer, will regale audiences with a discussion and demonstration of their particular art form. Each artist will discuss their influences and history/tradition of sitar and subhar music and kathak dance, respectively, as well as share how Indian classical music and Indian classical dance has influenced contemporary society.

Presented in partnership with Raag-Mala.

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Ustad Irshad Khan is a leading Sitar and Surbahar (bass sitar) exponent of his generation. He belongs to the Imdadkhani Etawa Gharana tradition of sitar, which includes his father Ustad Imrat Khan and uncle, the late maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan. His phenomenal control of the intricate "gayaki-ang"(vocal) (which the Gharana’s forte) and "tantra-ang"(instrumental) styles makes Irshad Khan one of the most dynamic musicians of the world today. Irshad Khan gave his first public performance at the age of seven. His international debut was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England when he was only 13. At 18, he made history by becoming the youngest soloist to perform at one of the most prestigious international music festivals held in London, known as the Indian All Night Concert at the Proms. Since then he has played in over 40 nations that include music festivals and conferences throughout North America, the EU, Russia, the Middle East, the Far East, and of course, India. Irshad Khan is the founder/president of Universal Academy for Musicians, based in Mississauga and Mumbai, India. Apart from actively performing internationally, he also conducts workshops, lectures and master classes in various educational institutions

Bageshree Vaze is an Indo-Canadian artist who has studied with some of India's legendary classical masters such as the late Pandita Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Pt. Jaikishan Maharaj, the late Guru TK Mahalingam Pillai and Pt. Rajan Mishra. She has 4 CDs to her credit, including 'Tarana' (released as Khanak in India through Times Music). In 2004 MTV India named her an 'ubbharta sitara' (rising star), and in 2010 she was a co-recipient of the K.M. Hunter Award in Dance. Bageshree is Artistic Director of Pratibha Arts in Toronto and regularly produces and presents South Asian classical arts, as well as a dancer training program for advanced dance students.

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