Sabir is the symbol of the sarangi in India.
Since the age of 6, he has been trained under the guidance of his father, the legendary Ustad Sultan Khan and his grand-father Ustad Gulab Khan of the Sikar gharana style. Breathtaking, he has already collaborated in his early thirties, with the greatest artists: Zakir Hussain, Kumar Bose, Anindo Chatterjee, Ranjit Barot, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant (Womad 2014), Karsh Kale.
Sabir excels in musical improvisations with sustaining melodic and rhythmic skills framed by the raga form and interpreted in vibrant play by which he renders the “hundred colours” of the sarangi, the sublime and most demanding of instruments. Sabir has opened an exciting new phase for North Indian music and the Rajasthani folk compositions that he inherited from his forefathers. He is much appreciated on the international musical scene.
Khan is known today for his mastery of sarangi. His technique of playing is a rare combination of sur and laya (note and rhythm).
Khan performs with his father in concert and also solo. He has performed alongside artists such as Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Kumar Bose, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. He has also played with artists like gazal maestro Ustad Gulam Ali, Talat Aziz, Asha Bhosle and The Hazards at a terrace gig near Citi Centre and recently played on the album of great Lata Mangeshkar.
He was part of A.R. Rehman and Shreya Ghosal's episode for MTV Unplugged.
Watch this interview with Sabir about the instrument.
Simone Norblom is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in Training. Simone Norblom turned to yoga in her teens as a way to heal her life. In more than 20 years of studying Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Simone has been a student of many radiant teachers including Guru Singh, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, and Maty Ezraty. In 2010 Simone completed Level 1 Kundalini Yoga training in Berkley, California. In 2014 she furthered her expertise by completing the 200-hour teachers training at YogaWorks in San Francisco. Simone rounds out her knowledgeable care for the spiritual and physical body with Shiatsu Massage studies from the Tao of Healing Arts, Santa Monica.