Hassu Khan, sarangi playerNamed after the co-founder of the Gwalior Gharana, Hassu Khan was a beautiful and tragic figure who I met at the hole-in-a-wall tabla-making shop of Rosin Ali in Banaras. I filmed him demonstrating various styles on my sarangi, showing that he had once been an impressive player.

The two videos below were filmed in January 1994. We begin with a tappa, both played and sung, and some discussion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we have a thumri in Khamaj: