Hassan was granted Governor Award for his administrations for the advancement of old style music on Feb 18.
The maestro instrumentalist says that his family has been into sarangi playing throughout the previous three centuries.
“I have a place with Amartsari Gharana which has been into sarangi playing for north of 300 years,” said Hassan. For that his mom needed to see him a specialist yet destiny set his hands on the sarangi to keep alive his family custom of playing this specific instrument.
Zohaib gained the sarangi from the late Ustad Khawar Hussian at 16 years old. It required him loads of work to dominate the instrument; it was in 2006 that he began playing the instrument freely.
The word ‘sarangi’ is gotten from Sau-Rangi. It is viewed as a miserable music instrument on account of 50% of its surs or pitiful melodic tunes however they likewise have hints of joy and merriment. He said he attracted motivation to gain the sarangi playing from eminent performers like Ustad Hussain Baksh Amritsar (granddad), Ustad Nathoo Khan and Ustad Peero Khan. He said in the present situations the console music could deliver hints of every single instrument, like the sitar, the guitar, the tabla, the dholak, the sarood, etc yet the effect of such sounds would never be unique. Individuals are not into learning or playing old style instruments as new innovation has maybe supplanted inventiveness.
Hassan has performed globally in nations like India, the US, Europe and Poland.
He said the circumstance in India was superior to Pakistan as far as the count of sarangi players. Every Indian state, he asserted, had eight to 10 sarangi players yet in Pakistan there were simply four to five performers.
However the sarangi is a troublesome instrument to learn and it costs Rs70,000, it is one of the traditional instruments which has 100 shades of music, he said.
In Pakistan, old style music instruments like the sitar and sarangi are not in much interest, so there is just a single producer of these instruments. There is a little shop in Lahore’s Gawalmandi region where sarangis are created on hand while in India there are 10 to 12 brands that are delivering the sarangi of an alternate type.
Ustad Ziauddin and his child Kashan Zia are the main producers in Pakistan who make the sarangi and sitar. To Hassan, official support is required for the advancement of old style music through various social organizations.
Hassan instructs the sarangi secretly and furthermore bestows illustrations at Alhamra Academy of Performing Arts. As far as he might be concerned, Alhamra is an honored spot where these old style music instruments are being instructed. “Youthful spirits should approach to learn traditional music instruments,” he says, adding “if not, there will be nobody to play specific instruments, for example, the sarangi, the sitar and the sarood in the approaching times.”