Ustaad Shafqat Ali Khan, a musical evening of ragas, ghazals, and sufi music

Ustaad Shafqat Ali Khan
…a musical evening of
ragas, ghazals and sufi music

In Geneva
02 April 2004, 20:00hr.
ECG Henry - Dunant
Edmond - Vaucher 20
1203 Geneve

(SPS members CHF 25.-)
Tickets to be purchased in advance (see contact)
or before the concert.
Door opening 19:30hr

For Reservation:
Phone+fax: 032 8414191

(For reservation please give your full name, telephone number and total number of people with you)

For more information or advance ticket purchase
Mrs. Fiza Umar Khan: 022 7769753
Mr. Rabbani Malik: Mobile 079 4161251

Presented by: Swiss Pakistan Society

Ustaad Shafqat Ali Khan is one of the leading young vocalists of classical and sufi music today of India Pakistan Subcontinent. He belongs to the Sham Chaurasi School from East Punjab. This School of music has a long tradition that dates back to the Mughal times of Emperor Akbar. The School was established by the two brothers Chand Khan and Suraj Khan. Shafqat's father Ustad Salamat Ali Khan and uncle Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan, the internationally acclaimed classical singers, belong to the tenth generation of the Sham Chaurasi School.

Shafqat began performing at the age of seven and his first performance was at the Lahore Music Festival. He has performed throughout the world at such venues as the World Music Institute at the Metropolitan in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and various festivals in England, Germany, France and Switzerland. He has a strong following in both India and his home country, Pakistan, where he is regarded as something of a national treasure.

Shafqat is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1986 he received the Amir Khusro Award in Lahore as the best classical singer. In 1995 he received the Rajni Gandha Award from New Delhi University. In 1996 he received the Indra Gandhi Award presented at Sapru House, New Delhi. In 1997 he received the Saraswati Award at Harballabh Sangeet Music Festival in Jallandhar, Punjab. In 1998 he received the Ampitheatre Memento in New Delhi presented by Delhi University & Dyal Singh College.

Shafqat has appeared in recordings from Nimbus (UK), EMI (India),HMV (UK), WaterLily Acoustics (USA), Western(India), Magna Sound (India), Keytune Productions (Holland), Network World (Germany) and Folk Heritage (Pakistan).