Arshad Khan is an accomplished musician known for his mastery of the esraj, a traditional Indian string instrument. The esraj is a bowed instrument with sympathetic strings, creating a unique and melodious sound. Arshad Khan comes from a musical lineage, as he is the son of Ustad Allauddin Khan, a legendary figure in Indian classical music. Arshad Khan has gained recognition for his exceptional skill and contributions to the world of Indian classical music. His performances often showcase the intricate techniques and emotive qualities of the esraj, captivating audiences around the world.
In 2017 he played Raag Madhuvanti. Raag madhuvanti is a melodic framework or raga in Indian classical music. It is known for its soothing and romantic character, often associated with the late evening hours. Madhuvanti features a pentatonic scale with five notes, and it is a combination of the Poorvi and Bhairavi thaat. The raga allows for creative expression, enabling musicians to evoke emotions of longing, tenderness, and introspection through its distinct melodic phrases and ornamentations.
Arshad Khan (esraj)
Shahbaz Hussain (tabla)