Shujaat Husain Khan and Samir Chatterjee, world-class virtuosos of the sitar and tabla, will perform together in concert on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. This not-to-be-missed musical performance is free and open to the public.
Shujaat Husain Khan is considered to be one of the greatest North Indian classical musicians of his generation. His style of playing sthe itar, known as the gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice. Shujaat Khan has performed every prestigious music festivals in India, and has toured throughout Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe. In January 2000, the Boston Herald listed an appearance by Khan, along with luminaries like Seiji Ozawa and Luciano Pavarotti, as one of the top 25 upcoming cultural events for the year. Additionally, among the numerous awards and international recognition he has received, Khan's Lost Songs of the Silk Road was honored on Amazon.com's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time" list in August 2009.
Samir Chatterjee is a virtuoso tabla player from India. He travels extensively across the globe performing at numerous festivals as a soloist and with other outstanding musicians from both Indian and western musical traditions. Chatterjee performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway in 2007 and also performs at the United Nations General Assembly for special occasions.
Together, these two virtuoso musical artists are renowned as a catalyst in the fusion of Indian and non-Indian musical traditions.
For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Department of Music at(507) 222-4475. The Concert Hall is located on First Street between Nevada and Winona Streets in Northfield.