Article originally posted in http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
Kamal Sabri did not know that his “just another US concert” would turn out to be a special one for him. The sarangi maestro was awarded the Nashville Music City Award (International Artist Of The Year 2016) at the event held at Centennial Performing Arts Theatre in Nashville. Sabri says that he was surprised when he got to know he had been chosen for the honour.
“I was performing at a concert in the US, and at the end of the programme a gentleman came and asked me for my email ID and number. He told me that it was for some kind of honour. Later, I got a call informing me about the award and I was surprised. When I went to receive the award in October, I got to know that they’d done thorough research on my work, sarangi and my collaborations with international artists. They told me that they chose an Indian artist this year because they had to choose one Asian country, and they were fascinated by the sound of the sarangi and how it rose to popularity in the US. The credit goes to my father Ustad Sabri Khan and now I am taking the legacy forward,” says Sabri.
Kamal Sabri receiving the Nashville Music City Award for the International Artist Of The Year 2016
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