In collaboration with Saroj Jhaveri Foundation
From the last quarter of the 20th century, instrumental music, especially the sitar, has been at the centre-stage of Hindustani music at home and abroad. Although inspired by vocal music, the sitar repertoire is unique; veering heavily towards instrumental techniques. An eminent sitar and surbahar player and heir to the rich legacy of Etawah-Imadadkhani gharana, Irshad Khan was trained by his father, Imrat Khan. He is acclaimed for his technical mastery over the instrument across genres ranging from classical, semi-classical to folk and fusion. Having made his international debut at the tender age of 13, Irshad has played in well over 40 countries across the world. In this recital, he will perform on the sitar and surbahar (a bass sitar), the latter being a rare instrument today.