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MUSICON – Indian Spring Colours: Ashraf Sharif Khan (sitar) with Shahbaz Hussain (tabla)

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As we look forward to Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours, Join GemArts and MUSICON to mark the season with a weekend of performances at Durham University. The spring is celebrated in the Indian arts as a time of new life, playfulness and the appreciation of beauty, and Indian music and dance is perfectly adapted to capture these moods. Whatever the weather outside, immerse yourself in our celebration of the coming spring with superb exponents of these classical traditions.

Ashraf Sharif Khan sitar playing combines technical proficiency with perfect musical expression. The melodic beauty of his style, accentuated by his dynamic rhythmic development and brilliant technique, combine to create a unique musical experience.

Shahbaz Hussain is regarded as the leading tabla virtuoso of his generation. He is extremely versatile and is highly sought after for his accompaniment skills by many of the great musicians of India and Pakistan.


Important Event Information

Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Interval: Yes
Ticket Prices: £10 Standard/ £5 Student / £1 under-18s
Ticket Availability: Event Booking Details (durham.ac.uk)
Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements


February 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Music Department
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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