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Ustad Rashid Khan is one of the most notable contemporary Hindustani classical Vocalists. Ustad Rashid Khan has made his name shine along with the legendary Hindustani Classical Music veterans. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi once pointed out that with Contemporary singers like Rashid Khan the future of Hindustani Classical music is quite secure.
Ustaad Rashid Khan was born in a musical family. He hails from the famous Rampur Sahaswan Khayal Gharana. Rashid khan is the grandson of legendary Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan sahib who happened to be the founder of the Rampur Sahaswan Khayal Gharana. Though Rashid as a child was under the tutelage of his maternal uncle Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan. Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan was a strict disciplinarian and put young Rashid through rigid training. This strict training though was not very enjoyable for young Rashid but payed off in building the unique Taankari and laykari that Ustad Rashid Khan is now famous for.
This particular album LIVE AT SUNNY TOWERS VOL 2 is a very rare collection of ragas done by Ustad Rashid Khan Live. Here he has sang three ragas namely Raag Ragesri, Raag Chhayanat, and Raag Desh. Two of these Ragas he has shown in its full blossom and one he has just showcased. Ustad Rashid khan is quite uniquely famous for his Kheyals in Vilambit. Raag Ragesri he performs in an elaborate manner. Ragesri is a raag from the Khamaj Thaat. Ustaad Rashid Khan shows his mastery over time signatures and melody through this Raag. The linear movement of Hindustani Classical music is showcased brilliantly in this track through the barytone of Ustad Rashid Khan. This rare recording of a private concert of Ustad Rashid Khan is any collector's priced possession.
== All Songs sung by Ustad Rashid Khan ==
► Raag – Ragesri 0:00:01
► Raag – Chhayanat 0:30:56
► Raag – Desh 0:48:04