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Album: Evening Light
Habib Khan - Sitar
Style/Genre: World /Indian Classical
Instrumentation: Sitar, Tabla.
Swapan Chaudhuri - Tabla
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Light - Ustad
Habib Khan - Sitar
This is a collection
of five romantic raagas performed by world renowned musicians. Here
simplicity of only two instruments, Sitar and Tabla, turns into
a creation of some of the most passionate and romantic, yet meditative
music. As performers they are much at ease with light classical
and devotional music, as they are with pure classical rendering
of raagas. (Over 77 Minutes).
Dancing Fantasy 8:37
2. Moon Light 9:01
3. Starry Nights 20:55
4. Raag Kafi 3:00
5. Raag Miyan Ki Todi 31:39
Total Time 77:23
# CD 1010-2
by: Habib Khan for X DOT 25 Music
Cover design: Deo Arellano
Photos of Habib Khan: Shobha Khan
Package design and computer graphics: Koorosh Angali
Cover Design: Deo Arellano
Recorded and Mixed & Edited at: Prime Time Productions San Jose, CA
Engineered by: Dave Meniketty
Mastered at Dance Home Studios, Emeryville, CA by: Lisa Richmond
would like to give special thanks to his wife, Shobha Khan.
Habib Khan is regarded as one of the best sitar players
in the world today. He was born into a family of musicians
and can trace his lineage back several generations to
when classical music enjoyed the patronage of the nobility
and royalty of India.
He began his training at the tender age of five under
the strict eye of his accomplished father, Ustad Hameed
Jaffar Khan. The Jaffar Khan family was from Indore and
were well known for their unique style of playing the
sitar, melding the effect of the human voice and the instrumental
tone into a harmonious whole.
Khan has carved out a distinct style of his own which
is a blend of his father's traditional techniques and
his own imaginative innovations. He is as much at ease
with light classical and religious music as he is with
pure classical renderings of raagas. Habib
Khan lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area and
performs all over the world.
the age of five, his parents initiated his formal musical
training and inspired him in the field of tabla. Swapan
bases his style on the intensive training he received
from his guru, Pandit Santosh Krishna Biswas of Calcutta,
the eminent exponent of the Lucknow Gharana.
Swapan Chaudhuri is an eminent tabla player whose musical
accomplishments have earned him world renown. In 1981,
Ali Akbar Khan invited him to come to the U.S. from Calcutta
and teach at the College.
holds a Master's degree in Music and has received honors
and awards from the Government of India and other institutions.
He developed his skill as an accompanist through years
of accompanying Ali Akbar Khan. As a soloist and accompanist,
he has also traveled throughout the world, accompanying
many of the leading musicians of India. Swapan is associated
with various American Universities as a visiting professor.
He is also a faculty member at the California Institute
of the Arts.
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