Saturday, 19 September, 2015
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Social Hall/Lecture-Demonstration 6:30pm/Concert 7:30pm

Monsoon in the City: Raags of the Rainy Season
Ustaad Iqbal Ahmed Khan and party
Concert preceded by lecture-demonstration by Smt. Ramneek Singh and party

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan is a renowned composer and vocalist. He is the custodian of the Delhi gharana (musical style) that traces itself back to Hazrat Amir Khusraw, a 13th century Sufi musician, poet and scholar. Khansaheb and his musical group will perform raag compositions that are inspired by the monsoon season.

Smt. Ramneek Singh is a senior vocalist, who received her training in the Indore gharana, made famous by the late maestro Ustad Amir Khan. Ramneekji will present a 45-minute introductory lecture-demonstration on aspects of Indian classical music that will serve to enhance the enjoyment of the concert that will follow.

The performances are presented in partnership with the Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto.