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June 2024

Vocal Recital By Ustad Waseem Ahmad Khan

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Ustaad WASEEM AHMED KHAN Waseem Ahmed Khan is an exponent of the Agra Gharana, and is the sole living direct descendent of this major style that has existed in India since the 13th century. The Agra style is heavily influenced by the dhrupad gayaki (vocalisation). During the 19th century, it embraced influences of the ‘khayal,’ (literally meaning imagination), a lighter form of Persian music and underwent some changes. This amalgamation of dhrupad and khayal coupled with distinctive vocal styles lent by…

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