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Category Interviews 09 May 2019

Ustad Shahid Parvez interview: 'What you play spontaneously should be perfect'

The Imdadkhani sitar genius discusses musical purity, his hyper-disciplined childhood, and following the green light when improvising. By Darbar's George Howlett. —Part of Living Traditions: 21 articles for 21st-century Indian classical music Musically, Ustad Shahid Parvez does not compromise. He is totally dedicated to the sitar, honouring the illustrious traditions of his ancestors while pushing to surpass all established technical boundaries. Critics back in India have described him as “Indian music personified”. But what does this mean? His ...

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