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Friday, January 05, 2007

Jan 13: Ustaad Zakhir Hussain in Bangalore 

Concern India Foundation, as a part of its fundraising iniitative, is presenting an Evening with Ustaad Zakir Hussain accompanied by Taufiq Qureshi on percussion , Niladri Kumar -sitar, Manipuri Jagoi Marup dancing drummers of Manipur at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall on Saturday,13th January, 2007 6.30 PM onwards

Tickets are priced at: Rs 1550/-, Rs. 1050/-, Rs 550/- and at available at Landmark (Forum Mall), Crossword (Residency Road), Super market (Brigade Road), Anagrams Book Store.

We request you to circulate the information among your friends and colleagues. We would really appreciate bulk booking of tickets. Your support will enable us to reach out to hundreds of distressed women, children, under trial prisoners and other disadvantaged sections of society. You may call Sharmila / Catherine at 2554 9422.

Concern India Foundation (CIF) is a support organisation providing financial and non-financial aid to development – oriented organisations Over the years through 150 NGOs we have reached out to women, children, under trial prisoners and many other disadvantaged sections of society. They have been provided with opportunities that
changed their lives for a better and brighter future. This process of betterment is possible only through the support of socially aware and responsible corporate organisations. For further details, you may visit our website at

About the performers
Zakir Hussain, a classical tabla maestro of the first order, has made unprecedented strides in bringing his instrument to a global audience. Widely appreciated as an international phenomenon, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him globally as one of India's most renowned cultural ambassadors. It, founded in formidable knowledge and study.

Tauifiq Qureshi, an ace percussionist of India, is also an acclaimed composer. Being the son and disciple of the legendary tabla maestro Ustad Allarakha, Taufiq's performances showcase the traditional flavor and intricacies of Indian rhythm and the sparkle of contemporary world percussion. Taufiq's trademark style incorporates body and vocal percussion to create unique rhythmic motifs spanning across cultures.
His sense of tone and his command over a wide variety of percussion instruments and styles is phenomenal.

Niladri Kumar, son and disciple of celebrated sitar player Pandit Kartick Kumar, is one of India's finest young sitar virtuosos, already recognized for his dazzling technical prowess and the maturity of his melodic acumen. A rare instrumentalist equally at home playing traditional classical or contemporary world music, he has proven to be one of the brightest talents of his generation, regarded with high
esteem by his peers and promising to extend the musical horizon.

Manipuri Jagoi Marup is one of India's premier performance troupes, combining dance, drumming and martial arts in their repertoire. Dedicated to the rejuvenation of traditional folk and classical Manipuri dance styles, the troupe was established in 1963 by the late Guru Padmashri Amubi Singh, has performed thousands of concerts in
India and has enjoyed many successful international tours.

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