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Sabir Khan – Morning Ragas on the soulful sarangi
April 29, 2018, 6:30 am
Sabir Khan is son and disciple of legendary Sarangi player Late Ustad Sultan Khan. His passion coupled with his sincerity towards music led him to learn Sarangi at the tender age of six from his father and his grandfather Ustad Gulab Khan of the Sikar Gharana. Sabir excels in musical improvisations; thereby, bringing out the melodic expression of raga which gives sublime experience to the listeners. He is known today for his mastery of sarangi. His technique of playing is rare combination of sur and laya (note and rhythm). Sabir has collaborated with great artistes like Zakir Hussain, Ranjit Barot, Salim-Suleiman and has performed at various concerts across India and abroad. He has been honored by Ustad Bismillah Khan yuwa puraskar & Sangeet Natak Academy yuwa Puraskar.
He has also composed music for the title song of the movie – “THE DARKSIDE OF LIFE – MUMBAI CITY” by Mahesh Bhatt to be released on 11th May.
The Sarangi is a well-known Indian Stringed Instrument, one of the oldest of its kind. It is believed that it is the Sarangi which is able to create sounds comparable with and closest to the human voice!