An evening with Vusat Iqbal Khan and her ensemble “Ishq-e-Haqiqi”
Date: April 9, 2022
Venue: C.G.Deshmukh Auditorium,
India International Centre, New Delhi
Agenda: 6:30 pm: Tea/ Coffee and Refreshments
7:00 pm: Musical Performance by Vusat Iqbal Khan
VUSAT IQBAL KHAN: Daughter of the Khalifa of Dilli Gharana Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Vusat Iqbal Khan is a Sufi and ghazal singer and a musical dastango. Vusat was born with a mellifluous voice and dabbled with various forms of music before finding her real calling as a vocalist. Apart from being a gifted vocalist, she is also the pioneer of musical dastangoi, a new style of storytelling in Urdu which she has developed by including the rich diversity of repertoire of Dilli Gharana in her productions while continuing to maintain the purity of traditional flair. Some of her well-known and recognized artistic creations are “Rudaad-e-Shireen” oriented towards women empowerment (2015), Dastan-e-Khusro (2017) and Ghalib, Begam Umrao ki Nazar se (2018). The last has been telecast multiple times on Doordarshan Urdu, for its pure musical content and high production quality.
The performance by Vusat Iqbal Khan and her ensemble “Ishq-e-Haqiqi”will open up the treasure of rare and beautiful soulful compositions of greats like Hazrat Ameer Khusro, Mirza Ghalib, Bekhud and many more. Ishq-e-Haqiqi is credited with fusing the artistic treasury of Delhi Gharana with western music instrumentation.