Monday, January 17, 2011

Tribute! Ustad Muhammad Sharif Khan Poonchwaley

For over 30 years, Ustad Muhammad Sharif Khan Poonchwaley (1928-80) held complete sway over the sitar in Pakistan. He died very early. There are only a few recordings of him available. A worthy progeny of his father Ustad Abdur Rahim Khan, he burst upon the music scene by performing at a major music conference in Lahore in 1942. Also an accomplished player of the vichtre veena, he is to be placed in the same class of great sitar players as Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan.
He was given the Pride of Performance medal in 1968.

Mohammad Shareef Khan Poonchwale ~ Tabla: Shaukat Hussain Khan  - Darbari

Raag Darbari 

Ut. Sharif Khan Poonchwaley - Raga Aeman

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