A meeting with Ustad Irshad Khan

A meeting with Ustad Irshad Khan

Interview by Deepika Naryani and Nishtha Jain Written by Vandana Miglani A sitar player based in Canada, Ustad Irshad Khan is the second son of Ustad Imrat Khan. Internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading sitar and surbahar player, he is well versed with classical, worldbeat, and also, new age music. The Alliance had the opportunity to interview him in the week-long cultural extravaganza, Virasat ’16 , organised by Spicmacay – NSIT Chapter. Sir, your international debut was at the age of thirteen….

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Interview with Warsi Brothers of Rampur

Interview with Warsi Brothers of Rampur

By Soumya Bisht, Batch of 2019 “Mashoor har tarah se tera naam ho gaya Maula kahi Raheem, kahin Ram ho gaya” As the eldest of the eight Warsi brothers recites these lines, I realize the gravity of the moment . With my questionnaire in hand, I, a person uninitiated to the musical genre of Qawwali, realize how rich the legacy of the family seated in front of me is. Serenity and poise outlines the Warsi…

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