Date: 20th September, 2018
Venue: Asia Society and Museum
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.