6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Performing Arts Center
Ramsey Concert Hall $5. Sponsored by: Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Contact: Joshua Cutchin Public Affairs Dir., HHSOM 706-542-4752
Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, a 17th generation musician, poet, and composer, performs.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 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 Jordani 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 the 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 Nov. 6 from 2-3 p.m.