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Ustad Nizami, 17 generation Indian musician, to perform and give workshop at UGA

Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, 17th generation Indian musician, poet, and composer, will give a performance of classical Indian music in Ramsey Concert Hall on Friday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $5.

As a descendant of Mian Tan Sen, court musician of 16th century Moghal Emperor Akbar the Great, Nizami is a master of Hindustani and Sufi music in the Senia Gharana tradition. He will be performing on the sitar, harmonium, and tabla. He has performed for all Pakistani heads of state as well as for 3 United States presidents, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Saudi King Abdullah, and Jordan's King Hussein.

Nizami is the creator behind several educational television programs in his native Pakistan, and has appeared countless time both on television and radio. As a teacher, Nizami taught the first female tabla and sitar players in Pakistan during his 30 year educational career before coming to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar in 2008.

In addition to his performance, Nizami will also give a free workshop open to the public in Room 521 of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on November 6 from 2-3 pm.

Image courtesy of www.ustadnizami.com