Humayun Khan

Humayun Khan

Monday, February 27 @ 8 p.m., Recital Hall

Humayun Khan is known for his brilliant performances as a vocalist and harmonium player. He has spent the past ten years mastering his unique style of blending Persian Poetry with Indian classical Ragas. His talents are also heard on the soundtracks of the films The Kama Sutra and The Journey. He also sang for the award-winning BBC radio feature, Monsoon. Humayun Khan made his performing debut in 1993 at the Library of Congress Neptune Plaza Concert Series. Since that time he has performed internationally and has graced the stages of the Asilah International Festival in Morocco, The Kennedy Center, The National Cathedral, and many other concerts. He has shared the stage with some of the greatest legends of Indian Classical music such as Vilayat Khan, Fateh Ali Khan, & tabla wizard Zakir Hussain. In addition to performances of traditional music, Humayun Khan regularly collaborates with some of the most well known artists in the world music scene: Grammy-winning Harmonica great Howard Levy, Guitarist/Producer Shahin Shahida, Guitar Virtuoso Lawson Rollins, Grammy-winning drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Oud master Haj Youness. Humayun Khan is also known for his expertise and deep knowledge of raga; as a teacher he has held master classes at several well known universities. His seminar “The Music of Rumi” is popular all over the world. For more information, visit,

This concert is part of the symposium "Making Music and Writing History in South Asia: William Dalrymple & Humayun Khan." William Dalrymple is one of the world's leading scholars on Indian culture and will be speaking at JMU on Feb. 25. The symposium is being co-sponsored by JMU’s School of Music, the Office of International Programs, the Department of History, the Department of Foreign Languages, Cross Disciplinary Studies, the Office of Diversity, the Gandhi Center, and University Studies.

Ticket prices: $8–$10 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Cash only 1½ prior to performance.

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