LEXINGTON, MA—Sufi music concert by renowned Sufi singer Zila Khan that was scheduled for Saturday, April 20, in Lexington, MA, has been cancelled, organizers of the event announced. They said those who have already bought tickets will receive full refund.
The concert was organized by LearnQuest Academy of Music and Radio Music India and supported by the Indian Consulate in New York, and was scheduled to held at Carey Hall in Lexington.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event, Sufiyana Kalaam on 20th April with Zila Khan has been cancelled,” said Syed Ali Rizvi, one of the hosts of Radio Music India. “We truly apologize for any inconvenience. We will process the refund for all those who have bought their tickets.”
Ms. Khan is a singer, music entrepreneur, actor, and cultural ambassador for the Government of India. Daughter of Sitar Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ms. Khan is one of the finest Sufi singers in the world and is known for her wide repertoire and her command over various music styles, whether it’s Indian Classical, World Music & Indo-Jazz Fusion, Traditional Ghazal, and Sufi music.
She regularly performs at major Indian and International music festivals and venues such as Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, Broadway, and Trafalgar Square. She has also been featured on MTV Coke Studio, Buzzfeed, MTV IGGY.
Being a representative of Indian Heritage and Culture, Zila Khan is one of the select artists who has featured in the Incredible India advertisement campaign for the Tourism Ministry of India. She was conferred the Incredible India Award by the Ministry of Tourism in September 2017. A recipient of the Ghalib Award, she is the performer of choice at various Presidential and Prime Ministerial level receptions for state dignitaries.
Ms. Khan is a passionate supporter of Gender Equality, Women’s Rights, and the Protection of Cultural Heritage.