Shujaat Khan finishes the summer music season with a performance in Delhi on August 18th and in Guwahati, Assam, on the 26th.
Khan performs in Noida on September 8th and then again in Delhi on September 10th for Banyan Tree. The latter concert, called “Ananthgatha,” gives listeners a chance to listen to Indian Classical music as it was once performed, in an unhurried format.
Khan plays three concerts sponsored by SPIC MACAY on September 13th, 14th, and 15th at IIT, Jamia Milia and Delhi University, respectively. These concerts are unique, opening a different avenue for listeners and involving the students from the prestigious institutions.
Shujaat then travels to Singapore to perform in the Bishal Music Festival on September 24th.
On the 5th of October, Shujaat Khan will perform in Shimla for the Shimla Classical Music Festival. Khan then performs on October 19th in Paris, collaborating with the famous daf player, Ahmed Yahiyazadeh. He finishes the month with two concerts in Jaipur on the 27th and 28th for the Indian Music Summit.
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.”