Tuesday, July 05, 2005

coming soon to atlanta: ustad rashid khan

The details first.

Berkmar High School
405 Pleasant Hill Rd NW,
Lilburn, GA 30047
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm

Tickets are $15 for students, $25, $35, $50 and VIP. And that price also gets you snacks.
He's accompanied by Ananda Gopal Bandhopadhay (Tabla) and Jyothi Goho (Harmonium).

Additional information may be found on the front page of ICMS, Atlanta, co-sponsors of this event. Some more background information about URK may be obtained on his official site.

The "who the hell is he" section: Mainstream audiences as well as people who follow news more avidly than Hindustani classical music might remember URK from his recent appearance on the soundtrack of the latest Subhash Ghai dung-fest Kisna. It goes without saying that URK's mastery was underused and stuck out like an elephant's sore thumb on the soundtrack (and merely appeared on the backing track while the events in the foreground forced audiences to retch into their popcorn bags). That parichay does not do URK justice at all. If you're a moderately serious afficionado of Hindustani Classical Music, you don't even need this introduction (in fact, you should probably have quit after reading the details at the opening of this post). 'Nuff said. After having missed a chance to see him in Pune in January, I can't miss this opportunity.

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