Zila Khan

Date: September 14th, 2018
Time: 8:30pm onwards

Zila Khan is a singer, music entrepreneur, actor, and cultural ambassador for the Government of India. The daughter of Sitar Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan, she is one of the finest Sufi singers in the world and known for her wide repertoire and command over various music styles.

She regularly performs at major Indian and international music festivals, as well as venues such as the Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. She is a partner and curator at Ranthambore Festival, which aims to conserve traditional music. She also runs the UstadGah Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that mentors underprivileged children who are musically talented

Pandit Suman Ghosh

Date: September 15th, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 10;30am

Pandit Suman Ghosh is an internationally acclaimed Hindustani Classical Music vocalist. His melodious voice, combined with his soul-stirring artistry and technical perfection, elevates music to divinity. Ghosh’s creations range from “bandishes” and “taranas” to soulful “bhajans” and “shlokas”.

His music direction, composition, and singing for the Hollywood film Dancing in Twilight received the Gold Medal for Excellence in a Feature Film at the 2005 Park City Film Music Festival. As the founder of the Center for Indian Classical Music of Houston, he has been spearheading the cause of classical Indian music in its purest form for over a decade.