A STELLAR PERFORMANCE
For over a thousand people present at Cross Maidan on the evening of February 8th, it was surely a night to remember as the tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, and Shabir Khan (A sarangi prodigy, the son of the late Ustad Sultan Khan), performed an hour long concert.
The celebrations kick started with a keynote address from the chairperson of the Kala Ghoda Arts Foundation, Manik Davar, that was followed by Ustad Zakir Hussain syncing his beats to Shabir Khan’s rendition of Raag Madhukaus on the sarangi.
The duo also played a melody by Pandit Birju Maharaj that was inspired by an argument between 2 friends, this anecdote was rendered using tabla beats. The tabla maestro also played “Topparan” which depicts the process of a cannon being fired.
Needless to say the audience remained captivated by this performance, as one of the members, said, “It’s beautiful to see a legend up close, especially one who has been renowned since time immemorial in the musical history of the country and will continue to be.”
The event was presented by ŠKODA AUTO, the auto major that has created many icons of the road. Just like Zakir Hussain’s timeless music and his performances, ŠKODA’s creations have stood the test of time thanks to a commitment towards customer satisfaction and comfort.
ŠKODA’s efforts to continuously improve the customer’s ownership experience includes India’s first 4 year warranty and Road Side Assistance packages – standard on all models – the SUPERB, OCTAVIA, OCTAVIA vRS, RAPID and the newly launched KODIAQ. ŠKODA AUTO, being one of the oldest car manufacturers in existence has a rich heritage of association with the Arts, Music and Culture; given its Czech origins.
On the brand’s association with the event, Tarun Jha, head of marketing at ŠKODA AUTO India, said, “ŠKODA AUTO is glad to associate itself with an event that features the legendary Ustad Zakir Hussain. Ustad Zakir Hussain’s name embodies a whole new world of timelessness, traditions, inspirations, elegance and enigma, values that the ŠKODA AUTO identifies with. Music holds an emotional power over us and it has the ability to take us to different places through its notes and melodies.”
He further added, “ŠKODA AUTO is also synonymous with creating icons like the SUPERB and the OCTAVIA among others and hence it only makes sense that we associate with this event that features Ustad Zakir Hussain, a global icon.”
ŠKODA AUTO is also synonymous with creating icons like the SUPERB and the OCTAVIA among others and hence it only makes sense that we associate with this event that features Ustad Zakir Hussain, a global icon. TARUN JHA, HEAD OF MARKETING AT ŠKODA AUTO INDIA
The tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain
Crown enjoying the performance at Cross Maidan
Tarun Jha, head of marketing at ŠKODA AUTO India