World-renowned and multiple award-winning tabla player Ustad Tari Khan is set to play at the Shri Ram Mandir on Friday, October 19 from 7:30 p.m.
The live-in-concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with one-hour ghazal performance, tabla solo after the break from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. The maestro will also be giving some tips and training to budding tabla players from Auckland.
“It is a great opportunity for the young tabla players from our community to learn something new from the world-renowned artist. It is going to be a great learning experience for them,” Pravin Kumar, Chairperson of Shri Ram Mandir told The Indian Weekender.
Ustad Tari Khan belongs to a family of musicians- a Rababi family, musicians who were employed the Sikh temples of Punjab, as his father was a vocalist.
Performing from a very young age, Ustad Tari Khan became famous as the accompanist of the ghazal singer Ghulam Ali as well as Mehdi Hassan, Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to name a few.
He has been crowned the Golden Crown Taj Poshi, the Hazrat Ameer Khusro Award, as well as Pakistan's Pride of Performance Award, which has earned him the title of Tabla Prince of India and Pakistan.
The event will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Shri Ram Mandir Community Centre and tickets are available for $20 for adults, free for children under 12 and snacks and refreshments will be available for sale.