September 2, 2023



India, Palestine, USA

Experience the magic of No Strings Attached from world-renowned musician and maverick sitar player Hidayat Husain Khan for a unique love story told through music, visuals, and powerful spoken words. 


Abhik Mukherjee, Photo courtesy of the artist


Experience the magic of No Strings Attached, from world-renowned musician and maverick sitar player Hidayat Husain Khan, for a unique love story told through music, visuals and powerful spoken words. The performance will capture you through the beats of the tabla and drums, bass and guitar amplified with powerful spoken words. It will be magic. It will be memorable. It will be music! 

About Hidayat Khan

Hidayat Husain Khan is a world-renowned musician, maverick sitar player and vocalist. He belongs to a heritage that traces back seven generations toward the most treasured lineage of Indian classical music. Khan is the son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, globally acclaimed as the greatest of all sitarists.  

Khan has shared the stage with Ustad Vilayat Khan, Zakir Husain, Alicia Keys and Yo-Yo MA and collaborated with Jay Z, Usher, Darryl Jones, Will.I.Am, Ndugu Chancler, Ronnie Woods and Pete Townshend. He has lent his music to several films, including Mira Nair’s Kamasutra and the Discovery channel’s Tracking a Legend. Khan has been a visiting professor and conducted workshops at Princeton University, Columbia University and many more. He has also participated in many music festivals and tours like Tribute to Miles Davis, RIFF, Indo-Jazz Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, WOMAD and more.    

Khan has performed at prestigious venues worldwide, including Royal Festival Hal in London, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Royal Opera House in Mumbai, the Suntory Hall in Japan, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York. 

About Mausiqui

Abhik Mukherjee is an Indian classical sitar artist of the Etawah Gharana known for his passion, charisma and spontaneity as a performer and improviser. He received his musical training from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves the disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan.  

Jay Gandhi is a multifaceted artist and a senior disciple of Pandit ‪Hariprasad Chaurasia. In addition to accompanying his Guru for multiple concert tours, he has established himself as a prominent solo performer of Hindustani classical flute.  

Zafer Tawil is an accomplished Palestinian musician based in New York City. Tawil is a virtuoso on oud, violin, and qanoun and is a master of Arabic percussion. He has performed with numerous musicians, ranging from Sting to Elliot Sharpe, and masters of Arabic music, such as Simon Shaheen, Chab Mami, Bassam Saba and George Ziadeh, among many others.  

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Damon Banks has performed with and recorded with some of the music industry’s brightest stars, creative artists and innovative musicians like George Benson, Peter Gabriel, Caetano Veloso, Angelique Kidjo, Hassan Hakmoun, The Neville Brothers, Ronny Jordan and dozens of others. His bass playing is featured on the soundtracks of Footsteps in Africa and Muppets from Space as well as several radio jingles and TV commercials. Some of his composing credits include co-writing the song “Where Are You Now” for jazz legend George Benson and “Kiss of a Stranger” for jazz vocalist Miki Howard. In addition to playing, composing and producing, Damon is an international educator and teaching artist that has led and facilitated workshops and masterclasses at Bard College, Interlochen School of the Arts, Cal Arts, Medgar Evers College and Wesleyan University. Trained by his father, Dr. Ravideen Ramsamooj (Managing Director of the East Indian Music Academy Inc.) in tabla and Indian classical music, he has worked with Karsh Kale, Ayaan and Amaan Bangash, Borromeo Quartet, Kailash Kher, Vikku Vinayakram, David Bowie’s drummer Sterling Campbell and many others. He will be featured as composer and tabla player in Dishwasher Dreams at Old Globe, San Diego, in September 2023. He also released his groundbreaking percussive album last year, Crossing Continents, featuring premiere artists and dance companies from India, the United States and the Caribbean. 

Dates & Times

September 2
3:30pm – 5pm


Stage in the Park

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Keywords Free EventMusicPerformance