ASAVARI MUSIC RETREAT
Music is a combination of melodies and rhythms, working towards soothing the mind and soul. The concept of Asavari is simple; it’s all about bringing artists and maestro together, who are passionate about music and it’s varied forms, along with music lovers. This year’s edition will be led by Ustad Shujaat Khan held at Fort Chanwa Luni, India from 13 September till 17 September 2017.
Come and be a part of this experience for few days to evolve and engage into sublime art form, at the same time express ideas, emotions, share stories and life lessons with each other; bonding through instruments.
An Initiative by Nupur and Manish Purohit
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On February 13th, the Ustad Vilayat Khan Music Foundation presented Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Shujaat Khan in concert. Music lovers traveled across India and the world and waited in line for over five hours to watch the duo on stage. Over six thousand fans packed the venue, making the performance one of the most successful music concerts ever held in Delhi.
Ustad Shujaat Khan opens the spring music season with a concert in Taiwan. In collaboration with two percussionists and sarangi player Farooque Latif Khan, Shujaat will perform classical, Sufi, and folk songs of North India at the National Concert Hall on April 8th.
Khan then travels to Russia for two performances. He plays in Moscow and St. Petersburgh on April 17th and April 19th, respectively.
On May 12th, Khan performs at the Miller Theater at Columbia University in New York before traveling back to India for a concert in Kolkata on June 17th.
Shujaat finishes the summer season with a performance at the North American Bengali Conference in Santa Clara, California on July 8th.
For the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Ustad Shujaat Khan has recorded his version of the timeless bhajan, "Vaishnav Jana To". This was made into a video for Taj Mahal Tea at the Taj Mahal Tea House in Bandra, Mumbai. The video was released on YouTube on October 2nd, 2016 and by the 5th, had already crossed one million hits.
Shujaat Khan New Release Ruby.
CBC News Canada - CBC.CA calls Ruby one of the best albums of the year.
”Raga Jhinjhoti felt like a deep full body & soul massage with frequent goose bump shivers. Ustaad ji’s unique delivery of the composition by both sitar and vocal touched all my emotional strings. I hope there will be many more to come.”
”What did I hear on Saturday, 3rd October? How did it feel? I simply don’t have words to describe. I will just give it a try in the few following lines. Shujaat ji made us experience the beauty of the way a flower, named Jhinjhoti, blooms. Each leaf of that flower had its own fragrance which spread to the souls of the listeners. Towards the end of the concert, he started singing, and this made us drown in our own musical tears. Maybe salvation feels like that. My deepest respect and thanks to Shujaat ji for his music and Nihar bhai, who gave soulful support on the tabla.”
”Listening to Ustad Shujaat Khan’s rendition of Raag Jhinjhoti was truly unforgettable. Slowly and skillfully, the master made every note unfold itself fully to the audience, causing an onrush of nothing but beautiful and deep emotions spiraling up. I was touched in the deepest of my soul, countless shivers sent to my spine. We were not simply listening to Jhinjhoti, we were in it and it lived in us. The talented Nihar Mehta also deserves great appreciation, the conversation between his tabla and ustad’s sitar was perfect, playful and a true delight to witness. I rightfully did not want to miss this concert and its memory will stay close to my heart.”
”The concert was truly amazing. Being in the presence of such a master in the west is an honor that all should seek to experience at least once. The musical journey was enrapturing, full of nuances, depth and space. It was a rare soul enriching experience and I am grateful that I could assist. I am looking forward to the next concert.”