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News |  21 Apr 2018 10:00 |  By RnMTeam

Sabir Khan to play morning ragas on the soulful Sarangi at the 95th Pratahswar

MUMBAI: With evening concerts becoming a choice of the masses, peaceful morning concerts have become rare. Yet, there are some, who are trying their best to give the audience a musical morning, where one could meditate and experience the tranquillity of music. 95th Pratahswar by Pancham Nishad is one such event, which will present one of the finest Sarangi players Sabir Khan.

Sabir Khan is the son and disciple of legendary Sarangi player Late Ustad Sultan Khan. Inspired by his father and grandfather Ustad Gulab Khan, who was also a Sarangi player, Sabir started learning Sarangi from the age of six. Known for his mastery in Sarangi, Sabir excels in musical improvisations; thereby, bringing out the melodic expression of raga which gives sublime experience to the listeners. His technique of playing is a rare combination of sur (note) and laya (rhythm). The Sarangi is a well-known Indian stringed instrument, one of the oldest of its kind.

Sabir has composed music for the title song of Mahesh Bhatt’s film, The Darkside Of Life – Mumbai City, slated to release on 11 May 2018. Apart from collaborating with great artists like Zakir Hussain, Ranjit Barot, Salim-Sulaiman, Sabir has also performed at various concerts not only across India but also abroad. He has been honoured by Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar and Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Puraskar.

Pratahswar has a niche of being Indian Classical music’s grand event in the world that has built a loyal audience of about 700 discerning listeners in the early hours of the day. Having had about 94 concerts until now, Pratahswar has never repeated any artiste.

Pratahswar is held every year from October to May. It hosts a series of morning ragas, presented on a Sunday morning once a month and features young and senior talented artists. The duration of the concert is two hours.