Concerts - Master of Khayal - Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan

Mater of Khayal was an evening with one of the most prolific musicians from Pakistan who promised, and took us on a journey to the Moghul court of Akbar and back to a spring evening in the UK.

Ustād Shafqat Ali Khan, youngest son of Ustad Salamat Ali Khan was joined by our very own Shahbaz Hussain ‘Son of Lahore’ to present the very best of Khayal passed down over a 500-year lineage of the sham Chaurasia gharana,

Khan has received numerous awards including the Amir Khusro Award, as "best classical singer", in 1986, a gold medal from Faisalabad University in 1987 and a Ghanda Award from New Delhi University in 1995. He is a well-known artist in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and has across Europe, South Asia, USA. His recording labels are HMV (UK), EMI (India), EMI (Pakistan), WaterLily Acoustics (USA), MegaSound (India) and Folk Heritage (Pakistan). Shafqat Ali Khan received Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2009.

“exuberant complications, in which melodic gestures join hand-waving and synchronized finger-pointing to form an eloquent symbiosis” -The New York Times 

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