Suhail Yusuf Khan

Pīlu: Suhail Yusuf Khan and Henry Hodder with Vishal Nagar

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

$12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; FREE! for Wesleyan students and youth under 18.

At Wesleyan, North Indian sarangi master and PhD candidate Suhail Yusuf Khan MA ’18 and California-native guitarist and songwriter Henry Hodder ’20 perform the world premiere of tunes from their forthcoming debut EP Soon, developed as part of “Music and Mysticism of the Indian Subcontinent,” Hodder’s senior tutorial at Wesleyan directed by Khan. The duo will be joined by tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar and vocalist Marni Loffman '19. This event is part of the 47th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

The sarangi is a short-necked, bowed string instrument regarded as one of the closest instruments to the human voice. The concert will follow a story-telling journey, from traditional sarangi and tabla music, to the addition of Western guitar, culminating in the contemporary style the group calls “sarangi futurism.”

Suhail Yusuf Khan follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, sarangi legend Ustad Sabri Khan. He has performed with the likes of Steve Vai and New York City-based artist Cassandra Jenkins, and has released renowned albums with multicultural groups including Yorkston/Thorne/Khan.

A talk-back moderated by Professor of Music Jane Alden will follow the performance.

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Offer ends on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7pm.