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Presented by Pragya Tiwari
Guest Cinematographer - Vidura Jang Bahadur
Sound - Raghav Suthaud/Kavi Bhansali
FROM S.K.'s Terrace in CR Park
Azaan was born in Dehradun on the 11th of December, 1988. His early years were spent growing up in a family of music and musicians. His father Ustaad Shujaat Khan is today one of the most sought after musicians of our time. His grandfather Ustaad Vilayat Khan is considered to be the legend of the sitar. This makes Azaan the 8th generation of Ustaad Imdaad Khani gharana of music.
Azaan studied at the Mother International School, where his inclination towards music started taking shape. He bought his beginners guitar and enrolled at the Delhi School of Music.
Soon after this, at the age of 14, his interest in music turned into a passion, and he started performing at various school festivals. He started evolving in several different directions within the world of music. As he turned to a new mentor, Mr.Gussy Rikh, who was the lead guitarist of the band Euphoria, to teach him techniques of the electric guitar. Also, all throughout his formative years, the Riyaaz sessions held at home, where his father taught difficult compositions (bandishes) to his senior students, took deep roots within him, which allowed him to sing these bandishes with ease. The unique blend of having the knowledge of western classical as well as Indian classical music helped him to make his own niche in the young world of upcoming college musicians.
In the past couple of years, Azaan has found different facets to his musical creativity. He has started writing his own lyrics, he composes all his music and he sings and plays the guitar in all his compositions, the uniqueness being that he is actually comfortable doing all this in western and Indian music. At the moment, he is working on his first album, where he is bringing together this four dimensional creativity. Many aspects of Indian and folk music are predominant in his compositions, in addition to which he has enthused the western characteristics of compositions like harmonies and chords. Many elements of Sufi'ism are also visible in his work.
Although he has performed many times in college cultural festivals, he has even accompanied his father Ustaad Shujaat Khan in concerts. Notable amongst them are events in New York in July, where he played for the United Nations World Hindi Conference, New Delhi in august at the India Habitat Centre. In the same year, he has also toured Mauritius and South Africa. The following winter, he performed in Delhi for a gala charity event to raise funds for Smile India. Apart from this, he performed in numerous different venues in India and abroad.
In the summer of 2009, Azaan joined the prestigious "KMMC" which is AR Rahman's music conservatory in Chennai., where he took courses in Hindustani and western vocal amongst other subjects such as music theory, music history, appreciation and sound and audio engineering.
Azaan will soon be shifting to Mumbai permanently to start work with the composing duo Salim-Suleman on various different projects.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Azaan-Khan/152988211399869
Soundcloud - soundcloud.com/azaan-khan
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