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Shahbaz Hussain / Tanya Wells @ Venue TBC, Oxford
Saturday 15 November 2014, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shahbaz Hussain is regarded as one of the leading tabla virtuosos of his generation. He has received numerous accolades for his captivating performances, including receiving the prestigious Son Of Lahore Award from the Government of Pakistan in 2008.
Shahbaz is an extremely versatile tabla player. He has mastered all the imperative traditional skills as well as the ability to project those skills to more contemporary styles. His solo performances have gained great recognition all over the world. He is also much sought after for his accompaniment skills by many of the great masters musicians of India & Pakistan. Shahbaz regularly travels across the world to present performances, including throughout Europe, North America & the Asian subcontinent. He has performed in many prestigious venues, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., Lincoln Center in New York and London’s Royal Albert & Queen Elizabeth Halls. His band, Indus, has received critical acclaim for their debut album Firefly and they continue to tour the UK & internationally.
Tanya Wells‘ musical inspirations span far and wide, from American folk/blues/jazz to Indian classical music and Sufiana Qalam. Her nomadic upbringing has allowed her to express herself in culturally diverse ways: She sings in Indian languages. Fundamentally, she’s always on the ear-out for heart-pumping soul music.
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