KHALID AHAMED (Parvaaz) - GOING SOLO
AGHOR (WORLD FUSION BAND)
- a blend of Blues, Rock, Hindustani, Carnatic, Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz
Singer / songwriter.Khalid Ahamed makes his first solo appearance at BFlat this New Year, on Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015. He was born and bought up in Srinagar, Kashmir but Bangalore became second home to him after he came here to pursue a higher education in management studies. He stayed back, having fallen in love with the city and its culturally educated audiences. Growing up, music had always been a part of Khalid's culture, his interest towards it going far beyond just listening ; and he started singing and composing at the early age of 15 .
Apart from being front-man of the hugely popular indie psychedelic rock band Parvaaz, he is also planning to release some of his solo material in the year 2015 .
Aghor, a much sought after world fusion music band today, incorporates a vast spectrum of musical colours. Their music - a blend of Jazz, Blues,Rock, Hindustani classical, Carnatic classical, Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz and more, skillfully holds on to each genre's individual characteristics. Ably steered by Hindustani vocalist Jataveda Bannerjee, from Kolkata, who has a natural flair for the Blues and gifted guitarist from Nepal, Nikhmal Gartaula, the band switches between various styles and influences, but at the same time pays a great deal of respect to the diverse cultures from which their music evolves.