26 May – South Asian Tunes
As part of the Akbank Sanat World Music Days, sitar musician Ashraf Sharif Khan and tabla virtuoso Shahbaz Hussain will be on stage. Khan believes that ‘music is the perfect medium to express emotion’, and teaches classical South Asian music in Oslo. Hussain’s solo work is dignified and disciplined; his tabla syllables are crisp and accurate. He has performed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and at London’s Royal Albert & Queen Elizabeth Halls. Hussain is also a dedicated music instructor. The concert is at Akbank Sanat in Beyoglu at 8 p.m.