Rashid Khan ‎– Reflection

Sense World Music ‎– SENSE075
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Raga Jogkauns
1 Alap 8:06
2 Bada Khayal In Vilambit Ektaal 34:08
3 Bada Khayal - Part 2 8:38
4 Bandish In Teentaal 8:36

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  • Barcode (Printed): 8 01786 70572 3
  • Barcode: 801786705723


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August 20, 2015

This recording captures one of the highlights of the 2005 Saptak festival, a twelve day annual celebration of India's finest musical talents held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Rashid Khan's consummate rendition of Raga Jogkauns held the packed house at the Kashiram Hall spellbound on the evening of the 7th January 2005 with a performance reaffirming his status as a doyen of North Indian Khayal singing. In spite of having the good fortune to be born great-grandson to Ustad Enayat Hussain Khan, founder of Rampur-Sahaswan Vocal Gharana, Rashid showed little or no interest in music as a young child.

However, his tutelage under his illustrious grand-uncle and guru, the late Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan, changed the course of his life. It was Nissar Hussain Khan who discovered the latent potential of his grandson and nurtured it by training him in the traditional one-to-one manner, first at his own residence at Budaon and subsequently at the Sangeet Research Academy where Rashid was resident until 1999. Nissar Hussain Khan was a strict disciplinarian and the long and arduous training under his guru moulded Rashid Khan into a perfect exponent of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, a tradition which boasts a great lineage of classical vocalists including the great Ustads Wazir Khan, Enayat Hussain Khan, Bahadur Hussain Khan, Fida Hussain Khan and Mustaq Hussain Khan.