Khusro on Sitar
Azeem Ahmed Alvi, one of India’s leading and Internationally known artist in world music. Born in the family of classical Indian the champion sitarist will be performing at the 800th birthday celebration of Khwaja Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia. He will perform on the written ‘Kalma’ and on the invented ‘Raagas’ by Hazrat Amir Khusrow a Sufi poet, scholar and also credited to have invented sitar and tabla will be brought live on stage by Sitar exponent.
Giving his first live performance at the age of twelve and having been awarded a National Scholarship by the Government of India, Azeem Ahmed Alvi went on to perform at various prestigious music festivals across the world.
Only in his twenties, he has established a strong foothold in the contemporary music scene both, in India and abroad. Already known to be one of the foremost sitar players of the world, he aspires to bridge the gap between Indian classical and western contemporary music. Through his musical expertise, he has dabbled in diverse genres like Sufi, Flamenco, Jazz, Electronica and Western Classical music. In 2012, he took his passion for traditional Indian music and the Sitar to a new level with the creation of his NGO, the Raag Mantra Music Foundation.The musician’s sole purpose has forever been to inculcate a sense of pride and joy for the traditional Indian music.
When: December 31, 5:30- 7:30 pm
Where: Ghalib Academy, Hazrat Nizamuddin