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Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, first artist to perform for Consulate General of India / India NewsTimes

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Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, a legendary vocalist of the music of Kirana Gharana, was the first artist to perform at Consulate General of India as a part of their new initiative called "Art&Culture@Consulate." The show was presented by Sunny Thakkar of the American Academy of Indian Classical Music (AAICM) and a promoter of Indian classical music.

Khan presented his soulful music to a full house and also presented his newly released CD ‘Transcendence' released by Nimbus Records, to the Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty. Khan has received many awards for his contribution to Indian classical music, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar, Sangeet Ratna Award and the title of Bandish Nawaz. He has been regularly coming to New York since 1992, to spread the music of Kirana Gharana.

PHOTO (L TO R): Shri Dibyarka Chatterjee (Tabla), Dr Sudha Parikh, Dr. Kedar Naphade (Harmonium), Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan (Vocal), Consul General (NY) Sandeep Chakravorty, Sunny Thakkar & Shampa Bhattacharya. (Photo: Veronique Lerebours)

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