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Shab-E-Taj: A Musical Odyssey

The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, New York

Love rises where the sun sets. The dome hides the dying embers of the day as Sultan Shahjahan and his Queen, always inseparable, rise from their graves to spend one final night together at their palace. What words will we hear whispered through the moonlit halls of their Taj Mahal? Will the lovers recount their memories? Will they hold each other silently and gaze into each other’s eyes until the eyes they see staring back at them have become their own? Or will they weep into each other’s arms — one final night in the face of ephemeral love?

In the legendary 1967 album, A Night At The Taj, Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Imrat Khan answer this age-old question: What would we do if we had one more day with the person we love? Ustad Vilayat Khan voices Queen Mumtaz on his sitar and Ustad Imrat Khan replies as Shahjahan from the deep notes of his surbahar. The final conversation between the Sultan and his Queen comes to life as the dewdrops dry and the gift of timelessness fades with the rising sun.

Love has intrigued us since the dawn of time. From Helene to Eleanor, love has ravaged empires. Love has led armies to war and emperors to abandon throne. Love has inspired the Bhakti and Sufi movements, volumes of soul-stirring poetry, and an endless collection of passionate music. And love will continue to intrigue us. It only makes sense to extend the ethereal journey undertaken by the two late maestros and to continue to find the stories of love that mark our human condition. On this fateful night, we will explore love and its many prisms. We will capture the angles at which love reflects, refracts, and intersects. We will see the endless shapes of love reflected on the wall of a dimly lit cave. We will sing these shapes into existence. We will tell stories about these shapes through Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu storytelling. We will listen in awe as TM Krishna, Hidayat Husain Khan, Danish Hussain and Marina Ahmad undertake the voyage across this limitless sea to bring us pearls to relish the supreme and eternal human condition. We will experience an evening of exhilarating musical renditions, jugalbandis interspersed with storytelling and conversations, and the intimate mehfil-baithak will give rise to a unique theatrical experience. Like A Night At The Taj, this will be a night to remember.

Feat: Dan Husain (Actor) Marina Ahmad (Vocal) T.M. Krishna (Vocal) Enayet Hossain (Tabla) B. Sivaraman (Mridangam) C. Sharma (Ghatam) P. Bhattacharjee (Tabla) S. Ravi (Harmonium) Hidayat Husain Khan (Sitar/Vocal)

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Marina Ahmad graces our stage with a mesmerising performance of classical and Sufi music Marina Ahmad was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. During her time in Bangladesh she studied under the tutelage of respected musicians Ustad Phul Mohammed Khan and Shri Barin Majumdar Srimoti Ila Majumdar and then as a student at Dhaka Music College. Her pursuit of North Indian classical music ultimately took her to its birthplace and after a brief stint at the Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya in New Delhi, Marina was taken on by the internationally renowned Sangeet Martand Padma Bhibhushan Pandit Jasraj-ji, a master and luminary of the North Indian Classical music genre.

More recently, she has been collaborating with western musicians, synthesising resonant classical Indian vocals with eclectic jazz, blues, and gospel-inspired arrangements.

Marina Ahmad In Japan 2019

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Marinaji's annual Japan tour from the 27th of October to the 4th of November where she collaborated with various artists from Japan. Here's a rundown of the tour:

27th of October – She facilitated a North India Vocal Workshop accompanied by Kazuto Sashihara on Tabla.

→ 2nd November 2019

Marina Ahmad with Guest Singer Sally Sachi

Theme: My Favourite Songs (Classical Sufi Songs)

As a special guest, we welcomed singer Sally Sachi, who is an opera and jazz singer and pianist in recent years and has been actively involved in Indian music collaboration projects in India

→ 3rd November 2019

Live Talk with Marina Ahmad

Theme: Meet & Greet Session + North Indian Classical Music and Sufi Renditions

During this session, you can get up close and spark a conversation with Marina Ahmad on her music and journey. Afterwhich, she will be accompanied by Tomoko Sano on keyboard, Kazuto Sashihara on tabla and Manao Doi on guitar for the music segment.

→ 4th November 2019

Marina Ahmad in collaboration with Yusuke Tominaga

Theme: Devine Love

As a special guest, we will welcome Yusuke Tominaga, a singer-songwriter who has an established reputation for outstanding singing ability.

Mr Tominaga made a major debut in 2018 with “Silk Road Dear Mr Matsuhime” who sang the life of Matsuhime sleeping in Shinmatsu-in with a crystal high-tone voice and released three albums this year.

8th Annual Udgam Utsav

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33 Parkway East, Yonkers, NY

Udgam Utsav is arranged by students of Hindustani classical music , for anyone who wants to pick up this sacred form of music or have been a student of Hindustani Classical Music.

The 3 day long workshop is conducted in a group setting and is accessible for students at most levels of their musical journey.

We strive to truly pass on the essence of the ragas and the fundamentals of classical music.

Your teachers will be Marina Ahmad herself along with Prithiwiraj and Pritam Bhattacharjee.

Send us an email at to learn more!

North-South : A Musical Confluence

33 Parkway East Yonkers, New York

Udgam brings you another exciting concert where Carnatic music meets Hindustani music in one evening of celebration, harmony and melody.

Pritam and Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee - Hindustani Vocal and Tabla

Pritam Bhattacharjee is among the forefront of people who continue the teachings of Pandit Jasraj and the Mewati Gharana. He and his brother continue performing and teaching out of Atlanta, improving their art day by day.

Salem Shriram - Carnatic Vocal accompanied by the Violin and Mridangam

Salem Shriram is one of the bright prospects among the upcoming vocalists from Chennai. He is among the senior disciples of Sri. Calcutta K.S. Krishnamurti of the Carnatic discipline.

Email us at or call/text us at 914-715-0074 to RSVP now!

Marina Ahmad in Japan : Raga Caravan 2018


November 10th 2018, Saturday Marina Ahmad Hindustani Classical vocal concert with Bharatanatyam Dance at Shinhoin , Nishihachioji, Tokyo -

Marina Ahmad : Vocal, Kazuto Sashihara: Tabla, Tomoko Sano: Key, Manao Doi: Guitar, Bharatanatyam Indian Classical Dance : Junko Odagiri

7th Annual Udgam Utsav

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33 Parkway East, Yonkers, New York

Udgam Utsav is arranged by students of music , for students of music. It is conducted in a group setting and is accessible for students at most levels of their musical journey. We strive to truly pass on the essence of the ragas and the fundamentals of classical music.

Send us an email at to learn more!

Marina Ahmad Tokyo Japan

A Classical Sufi concert & workshop with Marina Ahmad in Tokyo, Japan April 7th & 8 th 2018

A Classical Sufi night with Marina Ahmad

Mukul & Ghetto Tigers and Surtaal presents A Classical Sufi night with Marina Ahmad November 4 Sat 2017 19:30 – 21:00 GMT Kobi Nazrul Centre 30 Hanbury St London E1 6QR United Kingdom

An Evening of Indian Classical and Sufi music

An evening of Classical and Sufi music with Marina Ahmed Friday, October 20 at 5 PM - 7 PM 14 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Banglamotor, Dhaka, 1000 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Classical Music Rendition by Marina Ahmad

To Celebrate Multiculturalism & Multilingualism On the occasion of International Mother Language Day 2017 The Permanent Delegation of Bangladesh to UNESCO Cercle des Delegués, UNESCO House, 1 rue Miollis, 75732 PARIS CEDEX 15 6pm-8pm on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Classical Sufi Music Concert

Classical Sufi Music featuring: Marina Ahmad-Vocal Pandit Ramesh Mishra-Sarangi Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee-Tabla Presented by UDGAM New York

Classical Music Evening with Marina Ahmad

Classical Music Evening with Marina Ahmad Presented by Chittagong Arts Complex A.K.Khan Auditorium at Fulki, Chittagong Bangladesh on 4th November, 2016, Friday at 6.30 P.M.


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Marina Ahmad Dhaka Tour

Dhaka Bangladesh

Dhaka Tour Nov 5th Dhaka Club Nov 6th Gulshan Club Nov 12th Chittagong Club Nov 18th Red Shift in Gulshan