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Williams College presents Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan

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The Williams College Department of Music presents visiting artist and vocalist Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan on Monday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. Vocalist and master of Indian classical music, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan is also known for his rich repertoire of rare ragas and compositions. He is celebrated internationally and brings his long teaching and performing experience to Williams in a concert sure to delight both the aficionado of the genre, and the novice.

Mashkoor's recent Nimbus recording - Transcendence, presents a collaboration between the master Indian classical vocalist with the extraordinary tabla virtuoso Anindo Chatterjee to create some sublime music reflecting the depths of their respective centuries old musical traditions. First of a two-part release, this CD contains five very special compositions drawn from Khan's rich and unparalleled collection of traditional ragas and bandishes. The tracks reflect a diverse set of ragas evoking a range of emotions from a short and lively taranaa in Bhupali to a deep and soulful rendition of Jhinjhoti.