Ustad Shahid Parvez - Sacred Raga

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Under

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is one of the finest sitar players alive today. His dazzling virtuosity and innovative genius have earned him a legacy as a giant of the sitar. Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan learned his craft from his father, Ustad Aziz Khan, and enjoys an impeccable pedigree. He is a seventh generation heir to the sitar's first family, the Etawah Gharana. Ustadji's global reputation as an awe inspiring performer is complemented by another rare gift - his ability to spread his music as a dedicated and loving guru. Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan sums up his mastery of this most intricate art form with a profoundly simple philosophy: "Music is my life"

Press Releases
"Shahid Parvez makes the notes sing, giving them the colours of a vocal performance." – Dr. Salman Ansari

"…one of the most important sitar players of his generation" –

"Shahid Parvez's variations reveal his tremendous capacity for invention and one is often delighted by the elegance and humour of his spontaneous and completely unexpected combinations." – Dr. Salman Ansari

"It may have been a tough act to follow but Sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan has upheld his illustrious lineage with his music." – India News

".....The rudra veena virtuoso Ustad Asad Ali Khan remarked 'Ye Vilayat Khan ki jawani ka sitar tha' and complimented Shahid. .... " – The Hindu (Friday, Apr 22, 2005)

"To play with Shahidbhai I have to think a lot. I have to be on my toes and concentrate constantly. Playing with him is never a casual affair. He plays very serious music".
– Ustad Zakir Hussain commenting about accompanying Shahid ji.

Shahid Parvez was recognized as a child prodigy and had started performing in public by the time he was only eight years of age. Tremendous perseverance and hard work over the years have been rewarded with an outstanding technical prowess and a mastery over Layakari.

He is a Top Grade artist of All India Radio and a recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Sur Shringaar, the Kumar Gandharva Samman, the M.L. Koser Award, etc. He is also a recipient of the prestigious "Sangeet Natak Akademi Award". He has performed in all major musical festivals in India and abroad including the Festival of India held in the US, Europe, USSR, Canada, Africa, Middle-East and Australia, enthralling the audience everywhere. With numerous LP records, audio and video cassettes, CDs and DVDs, numerous awards and accolades, and a distinguished performance career in India and around the world, he is widely recognized as one of the finest living sitar players.

1. Raga Shyam Kalyan - Alap
2. Raga Shyam Kalyan - Gat (Composition in Vilambit (Slow) & Drut (Fast) Teentaals of 16 Beats

Flac tracks (EAC Rip): 580 MB | MP3 - 320 kbs: 230 MB | Booklet Scans

Archives have 5% of the information for restoration

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

OR MP3 320 kbps
Part 1 | Part 2


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