Saturday, 16 April 2022

NABEEL KHAN - A NOTABLE SARANGI PLAYER

In  the blogchatter’s A2Z campaign, I will be presenting blogposts on ‘EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED INDIAN ARTIST’ in the alphabetical order.  Today, N –Nabeel Khan – Sarangi.  First few lines about the instrument - then about the artist.

"Music isn't just something that comforts or distracts us, it goes beyond that - it's an ideology." - Paulo Coelho

Sarangi is a string instrument played in the traditional Indian music. It derived its name from one of the  five major weapons of Lord Vishnu - "sarngam" meaning bow.  Sarangi is played using  a bow, it resemble the sound of the human voice through its ability to imitate vocal ornaments such as gamaks and meends. 

The essence of music just tunes up perfectly when the sur, laya and taal amalgamate with sync and present a classic performance of master artists of that  art. The sarangi holds much power to take you to the world of ragas and blend in the colour of its serendipity. 

Carved from a single block of tun  wood, the sarangi has a box-like shape with three hollow chambers: pet , chaati , and magaj . It is usually around 2 feet (0.61 m) long and around 6 inches (150 mm) wide, though it can vary as there are smaller as well as larger variant sarangis as well.

 Nabeel Khan is an Indian Sarangi player, composer, singer and songwriter. He is  the grandson of Padma Bhushan recipient Sarangi maestro Ustad Sabri Khan-the eighth generation of Sarangi artists in his family. Nabeel khan belongs to Moradabad Sainia Gharana of Sarangi players,

He is the world's youngest established Sarangi player. He has given sarangi recitals in many music festivals around the world.

In November 2020, he released his debut original song "JAANEJAAN ", and in 2021 he released the songs '  JAZBAAT DIL KE AISE"  and ' TERA KHAYAL HAI " 2021. 
  
Nabeel Khan has a remarkable presence on You-Tube and social media, to influence today’s generation by doing innovative fusion song videos and music concerts.

 "Let's Learn Sarangi " is one such initiative where through a series of basic videos, Nabeel Khan aimed at imparting online Indian classical knowledge during previous year’s lockdown period.

Nabeel khan is determined to give his best both in playing the instrument and as well as passing it to the next generation.




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