Bringing the Ghazal back

Feb 25, 2014, 08:50 IST | The Guide Team

Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain and singer Hariharan will be featuring at Hazir 2, an event to promote Ghazals

For those who love ghazals and lyrical music at its best, this concert makes for a must-attend. Two legends, singer Hariharan and Ustad Zakir Hussain will perform together at Hazir 2, a special concert to mark the release of an album by the same name that features both the artistes.

Tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain

Being a multi-lingual playback singer, Hariharan is known for his versatility as he developed a love for Ghazals in his teens, inspired mostly by the music of Pakistani artiste Mehdi Hassan. Around 20 years back, he had released the successful album, Hazir, where he had paired with Hussain; the duo created several soulful Ghazals.

Singer Hariharan

To take that journey further, they decided to come with a sequel to the album, titled Hazir 2. At this concert, the duo intend to render a live version of the album and bring back the success the album had received, in order to re-infuse interest in this genre. The event has been organised by Banyan Tree, the team behind musical performances such as Barkha Ritu and Ruhaniyat.

On: Today, 7.30 pm
At: Sri Shan-mukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium, Sion.

Also attend
Sivana, a three-day Indian Classical music festival, will feature young and talented artistes such as Amaan Ali Khan (sarod), Jayateerth Mevundi (vocal), Kaushiki Chakravarthy (vocal), Rakesh Chaurasia (flute), Sawani Shende (vocal) and Niladri Kumar (sitar). Organised by Pancham Nishad, the event celebrates the Gen Next of the Indian Classical music industry.

On: February 25 to 27
At: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli.

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