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Concerts & Recitals 2013

15th Feb, 2013
The Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre 


Performance by Ustad Nasiruddin Saami (Pakistan)
Ustad Nasiruddin Saami (Pakistan)
Ustad Nasiruddin Saami of Karachi, Pakistan, a leading exponent of the Dilli gharana of Khayal gayaki presented aprachalit ragas attributed to Amir Khsurau and rendered some rare compositions such as qalbana, hawa and basit.

Repertoire

  • Raag Muzir of Hzt Amir Khusrau
  • Rakho Gun Naahi, Gun Nahi Rakho Ab Nizam
16th Feb, 2013
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre


Performance by :
  1. Rehana & Parveen Mirza
  2. Saira Begum
  3. Gulshan Ara
Rehana and Parween Mirza, who belong to a traditional family of musicians from Jaipur and excel in geet and ghazal gayaki, presented sawan, bidai and geets attributed to Amir Khusrau. This was followed by Saira Begum’s performance with mehendi, sawan and thumris attributed to Amir Khusrau. She belongs to a traditional family of musicians from Bhabua, Bihar who settled in Benares and acquired the gayaki of the rich cultural region. The last performer for the evening was Gulshan Ara from Hazaribagh, Bihar. She rendered basant, mandha and geets attributed to Amir Khusrau.

Repertoire (Rehana & Parveen Mirza)
  • Mein Wari Nabi Ji Aaj Badava Sajan Ghar Baaje
  • Aise Dinan Barkha Ritu Aayi Ghar Naahi Hamre Shyam Re
  • More Jhumat Aven Nand Ke Laal Galiyen Mein Najaria Lag Jaieyeh
  • More Bane Ke Mehdi Racha Dey Sakhi
 
Repertoire (Saira Begum)
  • Jo Mein Janti Bisrat Hein Saiyyan Ghugata Mein Aag Laga Deti (Virah Geet)
  • Man Kahe Ko Ban Ban Jaiye Hein Re
  • Naina More Tumhri Raah Taqat Hein Aiyon Aiyon Kab Tum Balam
Repertoire (Ghulshan Aara)
  • Aaj Mori Laaj Rakho More Peer Tum Malik Sartaz
  • Gondho Ri Maalan Phlon Ka Sehra Aaj Badhava Sajan Ghar Baaje
  • Hazrat Khwaja Sang Kheliyeh Dhamal Khwaja Piya More Angna Aaya
17th Feb, 2013
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre 


Performance by Vidushi Kakana Banerjee

Vidushi Kankana Banerjee, has been groomed by Ustad Amir Khan of Indore gharana. She rendered ragas Yaman Kalyan, Poorvi, Jog, Darbari and Bhairavi presenting a mix of bandishes and taranas.

Repertoire
  • Nami Danam Chi Manzil Bood Shab Jaye Ki Man Budam (Naat)
  • Nizamuddin Auliya Zarzari Baksh Peer (Raag Yeman, Drut Teen Taal - Bandish)
  • Mora Jobna Navelra Bhayo Hai Gulal Kaise Kar Dene Baksh Mori Maal
  • Mein Nizam Sang Naina Lada Ayi Re
  • Yare Man Biya Biya – Dere Ta Na Ta Deem (Farsi Ghazal and Tarana, Raag Darbari)
  • Doha : Khusro Rain Suhag Ki Jagi Pee Ke Sang Rainy Chadi Rasool Ki So Rang Maula Ke Hath Gori Sove Sej Par Mukh Par Dare Kesh

18th Feb, 2013
The Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre
 

Performance by Ustad Ghulam Mohammad Saaznawaz
The regional flavor to the festival was added with the performance by Ustad Ghulam Muhammad Saaznawaz on kashmiri sufiana. Having learnt the classical music of Kashmir from his father Ramzan Joo and uncle Sidh Joo, he is the undisputed master of the santur and Persian kalaam sung in the Kashmiri Sufiana style. He presented unsung Persian kalaam of Amir Khusrau in Kashmiri style.

Repertoire
  • Eene Seeme Supudam Yaarum Kuzaast – Do Yek Taal ie. Teen Taal, 8 Matra, Maqam Kalyan, ie. Kochak Maqam
  • Abr Me Bourad O Man Me Shavam Az Yaar Juda, 6 Taal
  • Kafir-e-Ishqam Musalmani Mara Darqar Nest Har Rage Man taar Gashta Hazate Junner Nest, Maqmi Raast, 6 Taal
19th Feb, 2013
The Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre 


Performance by Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan
Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, a doyen of Gwalior gharana, at 105, probably remains the oldest performing artist in the world. He sang a couple of rare ragas attributed to Amir Khusrau and rendered some Persian bandishes and rare taranas.

Repertoire
  • Ae Sultan Nizamuddin Auliya
  • Aaj Re Badhawa Maai Shah Nizamuddin Ke Ghar
  • Ta Na Dir Dir Ta Noom Ta Da Ni (Tarana)
  • Jai Jai Nizamuddin Jag Taaran
  • Garjat Badar Chauk Padhi Mein Apne Nizam Ke Bal Bal Jaaiye
  • Ta Noom Ta Dare Na Shiraj Dani (Tarana)
  • Shub Ghadi Shubh Din Lagan Dharyo
  • Jhanan Jhanan Baaje Manderwa Aaj Damru Sab Been Mridang
  • Meharwa Ras Boondan Barse Khwajgaan Ke Darbaaran Mein
  • Ae Mohammad Arabi Sal Lal Laho Aley Wasellum
  • He Hiyya Dir Dir Ta Na Na Na (Qalbana)
20th Feb, 2013
Sunder Nursery


Performance by Mekaal Hasan Band (Pakistan)
Formed in 2001, Mekaal Hasan band’s music is a contemporary fusion between the popular rhythm of the west and traditional nuances of the east. The band leader Mekaal Hasan has received formal training in western music from Berkelee School of music, Boston, USA and the lead vocalist Javed Bashir, son of Bashir Ahmad Qawwal has been trained in Hindustani classical vocal music by Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan.

Repertoire
  • Dilam Dar Ashiqi Avara Shud Avaratar Bada
  • Khabram Rasida Imshab Ki Nigar Khwahi Amad
  • Baz Ba Dard Judai Chun Kunam Baz Ba Hizr Ashnayi Chun Kunam
  • Chashm-e-Mast-e-Ajab-e-Zulf-e-Daraj-e Ajabi
  • Zihal-e-Miskin Makun Tagaful Dorae Nainan Banae Batiyan
  • Dil-e-Daram Ze Hijran Parah Parah Jigar Hum Gashta Panah
  • Nami Danam Che Manzil Bud Shab Jaye Ke Man Budam
21th Feb, 2013
Sunder Nursery


Performance by Tahira Syed (Pakistan)
Tahira Syed, trained in classical music by Ustad Akhtar Hussain and in ghazal gayaki by her illustrious mother Begum Malika Pukhraj, rendered a selection of classical Persian ghazals besides a few hindavi kalaams of Amir Khusrau.

Repertoire
  • Apni Chab Banai Ke
  • Ae Ri Sakhi Mora Tan Man Maila Kaise Suhagan Banu
  • Re Sakal Ban Phool Rahi Sarson Angana More Tesu Phole
  • Bandhan Khulne Se Pehle Ka Ishra

22th Feb, 2013
Chaunsath Khamba, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti.


Performance by Ustad Shahid Pervez Khan
Ustad Shahid Pervez Khan performed seven instrumental ragas ragas such as Shahana and varieities of Bahar as a befitting tribute to Amir Khusrau. Trained by his father Ustad Aziz Khan, he is amongst the leading sitar players in the world and a representative of the Etawah gharana.

Repertoire
  • Sitar Instrumental
23rd Feb, 2013
Chaunsath Khamba, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti


Performance by Mashkoor Ali Khan
Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan performed traditional bandishes in ragas such as Poorvi, Shahana and Bahar which are attributed to Amir Khusrau. He is the son and disciple of Ustad Shakoor Khan. He is the direct descendant of Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan, the founders of Kirana gharana.

Repertoire
  • Nizamuddin Shaan e Auliya Khusro Aan Pare Charnan Mein & Tarana
  • Ta Di Ya Na Tere Na, Raag Purvi
  • O De Ta Na De Re Na Ta Di Ya Na Dere, Raag Purvi (Tarana)
  • Ashq Rez Aamdast Abr-e-Bahar Sakiya Gul Barejo Bada Byar, (Raag Hamir Bilaval)
  • Badarva Aayo Suhailra Khusro Gavo
  • Dara Dil Dara Dil Ta Da Re Dani Naz Dra Re Dani (Tarana)
  • Manderva Baje Piya Ghar Naahi
  • Toum Tara Teem Tana (Tarana)
  • Jane Man Jane Man Janane Man. (Tarana)
24th Feb, 2013
Chaunsath Khamba, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti
 

Performance by Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan
Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan performed on rare raga saazgiri and contemporary interpretations of select Hindavi Kalaams as a tribute to Amir Khusrau, at the forecourt of historic Chausath Khamba. Son of legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, Shujaat Khan belongs to the Imdakhani gharana of sitar and is known the world over.

Repertoire
  • Sitar Instrumental Raag Saazgiri (Rag Yeman + Poorvi + Puriya Bhairav)
  • Tu Hi Hamara Tu Hi Sahara Jag Se Mein Jeeta Tujh Hi Se Haara ( Raag Yeman)
  • Sitar Instrumental: (14 ½ Matra Ki Drut Ki Gat)
  • Maula Mere Maula Palkon Se Gir Na Jayen Kyon Darte Hein Khwab Maula Phir Bhi Tamanna Koi Karte Hein Khwab Maula (Dadra, Taal - Keherva)
  • Mein Toh Piya Se Naina Laga aayi Re Gar Naari Gawanri Kahe So Kahe
  • Purnoor-e-Bashar Kahiye Ya Noor-e-Khuda Kahiye (Taal - Keherva)
  • Man Quto Maula Fa Ali Un Maula & Tarana Hum Tom Ta Na Na Na Ta
  • Samajh Samajh Kar Hum Bhi Toh Ruthe
  • Ae Ri Sakhi More Piya (Kwaja) Ghar aaye and Chaap Tilak Sub Cheene Re Mose Naina Milaike.
8th March, 2013
National Museum, Janpath


Performance by Ustad Jameel Ahmad
Masnavi recital by Ustad Jameel Ahmad in traditional compositions attracted much attention. Jameel Ahmad learnt music from Ustad Chhote Wazir Khan and his father Ustad Kallan Khan. His interest in Persian and Urdu poetry lent his gayaki with a gravity of understanding, which is rarely found today.

Repertoire
  • Paash Cho Kun See Falakh Raah Guzar (Farsi Masnavi Qiran-us-Sadain)
  • Man Quntoh Maula Fa Al Yun Maula (Qual)
  • Ambuva Tale Dola Rakh De Meherva Aayi Sawan Ki Bahar Re
  • Silke Sukhn-e-Ra Ki Dar Afsha Keenam (Farsi Masnavi Qiran-us-Sadain)
  • Nadi Kinare Mein Khari (Doha) & Bahut Din Beete Saiyyan Ko Dekhe
  • Kahun Kaise Sakhi Mohe Laaj Lage
  • Ganj-e-Shakar Ke Laal Nizamuddin
  • Chaap Tilak Sub Cheene Re
  • More Angna Moinuddin Aayo Re
  • Khusro Rein Suhag Ki, Laali Mere Laal Ki, Raini Chdi Rassol Ki (Dohe) & Aaj Rung Hai Ae Maa Rung Hai Ri
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