Shafaatullah Khan Headlines Festival of India Sept. 15

Free Community Workshop on Sept. 14
Sep 11, 2007 /

"Virtuoso... Classical Purity... Astonishing individuality... Shafaatullah Khan explored the rhythmic intricacies of percussive sound in a way that was both intellectual and poetic."
                                                                                     - Washington Post, USA

Charlotte, NC— Shafaatullah Khan, one of the rare talents to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing on three different instruments Sitar, Surbahar and Tabla, will headline the Festival of India at the Belk Theater (130 N. Tryon Street) on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10 - $29 and are available online at BlumenthalCenter.org, by phone at (704) 372-1000 or in person at the Founders Hall Box Office.
Khan represents the eighth generation in a family whose lineage can be traced back 400 years to the golden age of the arts in India under the reign of the great Moghal Emperor Akbar. He debuted at the Kingslynn festival in England at the age of 11, which was opened by the Queen Mother. He has performed live worldwide for the last two decades at such prestigious venues as the Acropolis, Athens; Royal Albert Hall, London; The Great Hall of the Kremlin, Moscow; Lincoln Center, New York; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
SPECIAL OFFERS/EVENTS:
Free Workshop on Hindu Classical Music
Friday, Sept. 14, 7 – 9 p.m.
International House (322 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte)
Enjoy the magic of Indian music and culture at this free event, featuring Raleigh-based musician Viswas Chitnis. Complimentary Indian food and drinks will be served and all participants can also save $5 on Shafaatullah Khan’s Saturday night performance. To register, call the Education Institute at 704.348.5833
or email [email protected]
Free Child’s ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket for Shafaatullah Khan
Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m.
(Available for purchase beginning Sept. 12)
The North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center serves the Carolinas as a leading cultural, entertainment and education provider. For more information, visit BlumenthalCenter.org or call (704) 372-1000. The Center receives operating support from the Arts & Science Council and the North Carolina Arts Council.

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