Exotic sounds fill the Baxter

2015-05-19 06:00
Sitar maestro and vocalist Ustad Shujaat Khan will be headlining Ehsaas - The Ghazal Festival.

Sitar maestro and vocalist Ustad Shujaat Khan will be headlining Ehsaas - The Ghazal Festival.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Lovers of the Ghazal, one of the lighter forms of Indian classical music will be treated to a feast of stellar performances in the inaugural edition of Ehsaas - The Ghazal Festival at the Baxter Theatre on Saturday 23 May.

“Ehsaas” is an Urdu word literally translated as “feelings” or “emotions”. The ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. The form of the ghazal originated in Iran in the 10th Century A.D. The ghazal travelled to India from the 12th Century onwards.

Ehsaas - The Ghazal Festival will feature a performance by the international sitar maestro and vocalist Ustad Shujaat Khan, son of the legendary sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan. He’ll be joined on stage by Surinder Khan who hails from Punjab, India and has been trained in vocal music in the Patiala Gharana (style/tradition/school of music).

The artists will be accompanied by some of the finest performers from India on tabla, sarangi, flute, acoustic guitar, and dholak.

V

Tickets for the festival cost between R250 and R450 and are available at Computicket

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.