GUWAHATI, Oct 9 � Acclaimed sitarist and guitarist Hans Utter and renowned Indian classical vocalist Utpola Borah will enthral the Indian classical music lovers in Guwahati on October 11 at the NEDFi House at Dispur in a musical evening titled �Xaradi�.
Several local artistes, including Dibyajyoti Changmai on tabla and Bhupen Nath on harmonium, will accompany them. The programme would start from 6 pm onwards.
Hans Utter is an exponent of the prominent Imdad Khan gharana, an unbroken line of seven generations, which has made significant contributions to the development of classical Indian music. As a disciple of Ustad Shujaat Khan, son of the illustrious sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan, Hans has trained intensively in India for nearly two decades. Hans� unique musical background combines professional experience in diverse styles including jazz, Western classical, electro-acoustic music, and composition. He performs regularly in the United States, India and Europe, and is the recipient of national and international awards and grants.Utpola Borah is an exponent of the North Indian classical style of khyal, thumri, dadra, ghazal, sufi songs and bhajan. Utpola�s mastery of various genres of Indian music comes from her extensive study with Padmashri award winning artiste Dr Prabha Atre, Vidushi Malashri Prasad, Pandit Indralal Dhanda, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan and Ustad Ballu Khan Warsi of the Kirana, Banaras Udaipur, and Delhi gharanas respectively.