Dear Sarangi Subscribers,

I am pleased to share with you, my performance of Raag Bhopali at the APMC Amateur Music Competition 2009 and my video tribute to Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore:

The performance was at Alhamra Hall, the Mall Lahore on Novermber 17, 2009. I sang a khayal composed by Ustad Ghulam Hasan Shaggan in honor of the sufi saint Khwaja Nizam-ud-din Aulia. The video clip highlights images and footage from the amazing Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore which was built in 1635 A.D. during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan.

Thanks to excellent accompaniment by Ashiq Hussain on the tabla and Nawazish Ali on the harmonium, as well as the prayers and well-wishes of my teachers, friends, and family, the performance was appreciated by the audience and the judges.

I hope that you will enjoy and appreciate the spirit of the performance and overlook its shortcomings.

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year!

Suhaib Kiani: December 2009

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