Sufi singer Zila Khan to perform at Jamia

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 07, 2011 12:20 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) campus will reverberate with melodious Sufi songs Tuesday when the varsity is organising an evening of 'Sufiana Kalam' by Ustad Zila Khan.

'The performance will begin at 7.30 p.m. in Dr. M.A. Ansari auditorium and former chancellor of JMI Khursheed Alam Khan will be the chief guest. Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung will grace the occasion too,' a university official said.

Ustad Zila Khan sings both classical and semi-classical musical forms and performs in the tradition of Imdadkhani gharana. She is the first woman to have learnt and performed music in this gharana.

She performs with a vast range of musical forms, like qaul, qalbana, gul, and others, added the official.

In 2006, Zila Khan made an award-winning documentary on the life and music of her father Ustad Vilayat Khan's life called 'Spirit to Soul'. She also received the 'Roll of Honour' from the prime minister, the official added.

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