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News |  20 Jul 2019 09:00 |  By RnMTeam

NCPA presents 'Nad Ninad' - a listening Session on the artistry of Vilayat Khan

MUMBAI: The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), from its treasured archives, presents Nad Ninad: Listening session on the Artistry of Vilayat Khan on 28 July 2019 at Experimental Theatre, NCPA. Presented by Shujaat Khan, son of Vilayat Khan, the first part of this ten-session series will be inaugurated by the internationally renowned tabla maestro, Zakir Hussain.

The sessions will be conducted and guided by Arvind Parikh, who has had the privilege of training with Vilayat Khan. The close association lasting over six decades has given him an insight into the subtleties and repertoire of the Etawah Imdadkhani gharana.

This programme is curated to make available NCPA’s archival recordings to lovers of Hindustani classical music. The series of sessions are based on the rare recordings of the sitar maestro Vilayat Khan (1927-2004), which were specially recorded for NCPA’s archives during 1976-79. The first session will cover his great heritage of seven generations, detailing the musical artistry of Imdad Khan (1848-1920), as narrated and demonstrated by Vilayat Khan.

Commenting on the Listening Session, Suvarnalata Rao, Programming Head-Indian Music at NCPA, said, “The NCPA has always been committed to preserving the rich legacy of Indian classical music. We are delighted to present from NCPA's enormous archives, the legendary sitar maestro, Vilayat Khan’s exhaustive 30-hour long interview - based recordings over ten sessions, for our patrons. Guided by his senior most disciple, Arvind Parikh, these sessions chronicle Vilayat Khan’s own journey where the maestro speaks at length about his forefathers and their style with ample demonstrations. The first session on 28 July will be presented by Vilayat Khan's son, Shujaat Khan, and inaugurated by tabla maestro Zakir Hussain”.