On February 8, Mississauga Symphony presents Sultans of String with acclaimed sitar master Anwar Khurshid and Indigenous Elder Shannon Thunderbird at the Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall in Mississauga.
Sitar master Anwar Khurshid has had his music featured in Hollywood and Bollywood films like the Oscar-winning “Life of Pi”, Love Guru and Kamasutra, and has performed in Europe, North America and across Asia. Anwar has pioneered innovative collaborations with musicians from other genres including blues, jazz, African, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Chinese music.
Sultans of String have been criss-crossing North America and UK for the last several years at many taste-making forums such as JUNOfest, NYC’s legendary club Birdland, Boston’s Scullers, and London’s Trafalgar Square. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Stratford, Ontario and Niagara Symphony Orchestras, as well with Kingsfield POPS in Maine and Maryland’s acclaimed Annapolis Symphony. Sultans of String have also been featured on MPBN’s Maine Arts! and performed live on BBC TV, BBC Radio, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, World Cafe, and on SiriusXM in Washington.
Anwar who moved to Canada from Pakistan is also a director at the Sitar School of Toronto. -CINEWS