Ustad Kamal Sabri
, son of Sarangi legend Ustad Sabri Khan Sahab, represents the seventh generation of Sarangi exponents belonging to the 400-year- old Sainia gharana of Moradabad. Hailed as a child prodigy, his musical brilliance and innate talent took him from being a seasoned accompanist to an acclaimed soloist. He has worked with veterans such as Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Hossam Ramzy (Egypt), Ricky Niles (Barbados), Jukka Tolonen (Finland) and Jan Garbarek (Norway).
He has also recorded music with popular bands like Massive Attack and OneGiant Leap. He has devoted close to a decade to bring the knowledge of Indian classical music to foreign shores while teaching in England, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Russia. A top-grade artist of All India Radio, Sabri has won several awards including The Best Instrumentalist by the Indo- Western Society of Instrumental Music, The Young Maestro Award by the Indo-Sri Lankan Cultural Council, the Surmani, 2016 Shri Krishna Peace-Unity Award (Vrindavan) and the Young Ustad Khitab at the HarballabhMusic Festival.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi...
began its journey as a tribute to the late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh by singer and composer Shekhar Ravjiani, featuring Deepak Pandit.
The show first premiered at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore in 2016 to a standing ovation and brought back to life some of Singh’s legendary ghazals including, ‘Hothon se Cholo Tum’, ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi …’, ‘Tumko Dekha’, ‘Jhuki Jhuki si Nazar’, ‘Tum itna Jo’ and ‘Yeh Daulat bhi Le Lo’. An added beauty of this concert is that some of the key accompanying musicians orignally performed with Jagjit Singh for many years.
Shekhar Ravjiani is one of India's most established and gifted music composers and singers and has created highly successful soundtracks for over 65 films with his partner Vishal Dadlani over the past 15 years . He is an enormously gifted Musician and his singles like 'The Hanuman Chalisa', ‘Devi’ - a recent single on the girl child and many others have touched Millions of hearts, He is also India’s most featured and loved Judge on Reality TV having Mentored and Judged popular shows like Indian Idol, Sa Re Ga Ma, Om Shanti Om,Voice Kids and others for the last 10 years.