Songs of the Sitar (22nd Sept, 2018)

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With so many cultural activities going on in Johor Bahru in this month of September, you may be forgiven for not noticing this extra special concert by the world reknowned sitar guru Ustad Usman Khan. 

Now there is no need for you to travel to Singapore to hear this master who travels the world performing this sacred music in music festivals. You can simply pop down the road to the JOTIC Auditorium (Jalan Ayer Molek, opposite the Grand Palace gardens and next to the Magistrate’s Court) for 7:30 pm on Saturday 22nd Sept.

Tickets are RM30 and RM 50 for VIP seats and can be reserved by calling 016-7523910/016-7793858 or by leaving a message on the tfajb (Temple of Fine Arts Johor Bahru) Facebook page.

Ustad Usman Khan comes from a long and esteemed line of sitar players and is himself a much sort after teacher of this complex instrument. ‘Parampara’ or 'Songs of the Sitar’ is the culmination of 70 years of carefully cultivated music from his heart.

Please click on the video link below to get a sample of Ustad Usman Khan performing his most popular compositions. If you have never experienced live sitar music before, please do take this amazing opportunity to be transported to another realm.

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