Live in Concert: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan Sitar
About the Performance: This concert was recorded on May 17, 2011 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in Maryland as part of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan's US tour. Although he records extensively, this film offers the audience a performance typically only witnessed by those fortunate enough to see Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan perform live in concert. Accompanied by Enayet Hossain on Table, this concert video is sure to be enjoyed by any fan of Indian Classical music, and includes the following performance: Raga: Bihag (Aalap) Raga: Bihag (Jod) Raga: Bihag (Jhala) Raga: Bihag (Gat in Vilambit Teental) Raga: Bihag (Rela in Teental) Raga: Bihag (Kaida in Teental) Raga: Bihag (Gat in Drut Teental) Raga: Bihag (Jhala) About the DVD: This DVD offers more than 76 minutes of live concert footage, with chapters dividing each section of the Raga for easy navigation. This DVD also features an educational video featurette which explains the meaning of the different terms used in Indian Classical music. The featurette takes the viewer through actual portions of the performance and defines phrases such as Jod, Jhala, and Teental in terms of their relevance to the music being performed, such as Jod being the connecting portion in Aalap between the rhythmic and non rhythmic portions. About the Performers: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is one of the finest sitar players alive today. His dazzling virtuosity and innovative genius have earned him a legacy as a giant of the sitar. Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan learned his craft from his father, Ustad Aziz Khan, and enjoys an impeccable pedigree. He is a seventh generation heir to the sitar's first family, the Etawah Gharana. Shahid's global reputation as an awe inspiring performer is complemented by another rare gift - his ability to spread his music as a dedicated and loving guru. Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan sums up his mastery of this most intricate art form with a profoundly simple philosophy: "Music is my life." Enayet Hossain comes from a musical family, the grandson of Famed Musician, Ustad Kader Buksh of Murshidabad, India and the son and disciple of Ustad Hamid Hossain, he is an accomplished tabla player of the present generation. Enayet has accompanied the biggest names in Indian music, including, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Salamat Ali Khan, Shujaat Khan, Budhaditya Mukherjee and many more. He was raised in the United States and has a degree in computer science from the University of Maryland. He is also the creator of Sangeetpedia, a multi-media encyclopedia of Indian music. He has many CD audio releases to his credit.