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 About the Artiste

Farhan Rais Khan,Karachi

Born on 5th January, 1981, Farhan comes from a lineage of great musicians. He has been brought up under the tutelage of his father, Ustad Rais Khan, the exponent of the Mewat Gharana Baaj.

Farhan was put under rigourous training of both - the sitar and the surbahar, at the tender age of 7.

The clarity of his 'taans' and his sense of 'laya' since beginning is truly beyond one's expectations. His style of playing the 'taans' represent the 'gayaki-ang'.

Farhan gave his first public performance at the Nazrul Manch in Kolkata in 1991. There, he played with his father and was accompanied on the tabla by Ut. Zakir Hussain.

In 2001, Farhan performed in Kennedy Centre, Washington DC and the United Nations in New York. The same year, he performed with his father and shehnaai nawaz Ut. Bismillah Khan at India Gate, New Delhi.

Farhan tours with his father, Ut. Rais Khan, across the world and continues to entrall the audiences.

Recently he played at the Mumbai festival at Gateway of India and also for a Tsunami fund raiser organised by Ut. Zakir Hussain.

Farhan is now working on his debut album with some interesting co-musicians.

email: usa_farhan@hotmail.com