Events - International Sitar Festival 2019

South Asian Arts-uk and Sitar Music Society present a month-long celebration and exploration of the artistry of sitar through workshops, performances and talks across the UK in commemoration of legendary maestro, Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib.

A concert and two workshops will take place in Leeds. To see more event of the International Sitar Festival 2019, visit: www.sitaruk.org

Serenaded by Sitar
Saturday 9 March 2019 
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm
Venue: Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD
Tickets: £12 standard / £6 concessions

Representing the eighth generational link in an unbroken chain of musical talent, Shakir Khan will showcase the art of sitar in this intimate evening of playing. Shakir stands out for his exquisite sense of sur (melody) and laya (rhythm) and is a shining star of his generation.

Sitar Baithak
Sunday 3 March 2019
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Venue: SAA-uk Hindustani Music Academy, GNNSJ 78 Lady Pit Lane, Leeds LS11 6DP
Tickets: Suggested donation of £5

Come along and visit SAA-uk North Indian Music Academy and enjoy a special Sitar performance by Ustad Dharambir Singh and Shishya Jasdeep Singh Degun. Music learners and lovers will gain a deeper insight into the art of sitar and find inspiration in this up close and personal setting.

Sitar Masterclass with International Maestro Shakir Khan
Sunday 10 March 2019
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Venue: SAA-uk Hindustani Music Academy, GNNSJ 78 Lady Pit Lane, Leeds LS11 6DP
Tickets: Suggested donation of £5

An incredible and unique chance to learn from and listen to sitar star, Shakir Khan, son of the legendary Ustad Shahid Parvez. Hailing from an eighth-generation lineage of the Etawah Gharana, Shakir is one of the most promising exponents of his generation. Join this exciting session with a 2-hour workshop for advanced sitar students and a 1-hour performance Masterclass for musical lovers and learners from all backgrounds and disciplines.

For further information about this performance contact SAA-UK on 0113 244 5523 or email info@saa-uk.org