Amjad Sabir is a versatile artist on Tabla, Harmonium, Sitar and Indian Banjo. Best known on the Winnipeg Scene as a vocalist. He has studied classical and semi-classical as well as folk music. He has received numerous awards for his rendition of Geet, Gazal and Raga throughout his musical career.
Amjad migrated to Canada in 1993 and Manitoba has become his home and stage for his creative work and showcase of talents.
Amjad has been a music teacher at the India School of Dance, Music and Theatre Inc. since 1994 and at the School of Music, Division of Preparatory Studies, University of Manitoba since 1996. He also teaches within the Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 2013.
Amjad has performed for many communities in Winnipeg. He also had the opportunity to perform with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2009. Now-a-days he is experimenting to create a new sound by blending East Indian and Western music (World Music).
World Music is a very nebulous term which includes an increasing number of genres, and captures trends of combined ethnic styles and textures. The continued contribution to the music world in the Prairie region has brought increased recognition to Guru Amjad and the India School as Pioneers in the field. Our curriculum has expanded to include the call for a universal perspective that reflect global trends and popular taste.