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Music, Sat 1 Jul 2017


Soulful Sitar

Soulful Sitar



01274 303340


St Peters House,
1 Forster Square,

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An original and captivating sitar and tabla performance on Saturday 1st July 2017 at 7pm at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford.

Azeem Ahmed Alvi from India and Shahbaz Khan from the UK, premiere their sitar and tabla performance at the Ganges Theatre, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford.

Soulful Sitar promises to be a unique one with the mesmerising sitar of Azeem Ahmed Alvi on sitar - who is the sixth generation of a family of classical Indian music and the student of the great sitarist Padmashree Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.

He will be accompanied on the tabla by Shahbaz Hussain who is regarded as the leading table virtuoso of his generation and has mastered all the imperative traditional skills, as well as the ability to project those skills to more contemporary styles.

Shahbaz Hussain is regarded as one of the leading tabla virtuosos of his generation. He has received numerous accolades for his captivating performances, including receiving the prestigious “Son of Lahore” Award from the Government of Pakistan in 2008.

Born into the sixth generation of a family of classical Indian music, at the age of 6, Azeem Ahmed Alvi studied traditional Indian music exclusively under his father Ustad Sayyed Ahmed Alvi and Ustad Mohsin Ali Khan. Under his esteemed guidance, he owned his sitar playing skills and went on to master the art of Sitar playing well-known genius – Padmashree Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.

Join us for an evening of captivating sitar and tabla with Azeem Ahmed Alvi and Shahbaz Khan, at Kala Sangam Arts Centre.

Kala Sangam, St Peter's House is less than 5 mins walk from both Forster Square train station and Bradford Interchange. We are located in front of Bradford Cathedral, facing The Broadway.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Sat 1 Jul 2017 19:00




See location of Kala Sangam on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Road:
From M62, take Junction 26 and join the M606, continue on M606 to the A6177 junction, take the A6177 (Bradford Ring Road, signposted Harrogate/Leeds) and follow for approx 1 mile, passing the ASDA Superstore on the left. At the roundabout, take first exit onto A650 Wakefield Road following signs for City Centre. Continue for 1.6m going straight on at the roundabouts towards the City Centre. Go past the Leisure Exchange/Express by Holiday Inn on your left and straight through lights onto Shipley Airedale Road, then almost immediately take the first left into Peckover Street. At the end of Peckover Street turn left down Church Bank. Kala Sangam is through the arch to your right.

Due to limited car parking spaces, the car park at St Peter's House is for disabled car parking / unloading equipment only. Alternative parking is available on street (metered) or at the nearby Leisure Exchange.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Forster Sq station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality