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Marriott International

August 14, 2012 11:06 ET

Ahmedabad Hotel Introduces Exciting New "Sham-E-Ghazal" Music Performance

The Renowned Shakahari Restaurant Is an Ahmedabad Attraction You Won't Want to Miss

AHMEDABAD, INDIA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Are you and your family looking for things to do in Ahmedabad? Beginning August 1, 2012 the diners at the Courtyard by Marriott will be treated to a musical feat of Ghazals -- the Indian style music that relaxes both the mind and body. This special event will be taking place every evening at Shakahari -- the culinary mosaic of Indian Flavour.

The LIVE GHAZAL performance now at Shakahari will be presented by the Khan duo including Mr. Sohail Khan, the young Ghazal singer and the veteran Tabla artist, Mr.Shahbaz Khan. The talented duo has trained under Ustad Moinuddin Khan, the famous Sarangi player and Member of Jury of Music in India. Ustad Moinuddin Khan, who shares a legacy of six children skilled with Sitar, Tabla, Sarangi and Ghazal singing, has also been committed to and involved with the All India Radio and Kadamb School of Dance for over 22 years.

As a 4 star hotel in Ahmedabad, The Courtyard by Marriott brings this cultural feast of a rich lineage to the citizens of Ahmedabad -- the heritage city of India. There will be a combination of performances of all types of Ghazals viz filmy, non-filmy, classical, fusion, folk and more on demand. The crowning glory is that this Live Ghazal performance at Shakahari will be performed seven nights a week, from 7:30pm to 11:00pm.

Shakahari, is one of the most pure vegetarian speciality restaurants in Ahmedabad, which brings the ethnic tastes of India's rich culinary heritage. The restaurant has been specifically created to keep in mind the cultural sensibilities of Gujarat where a large number of audiences are vegetarian.

At Shakahari, the menu features delicious and authentic Indian cuisine capturing the taste buds of both health conscious and sinfully indulgent food connoisseurs. Vegetarian food lovers will take back an experience of tasteful and elegant ambience, after indulging in the widest variety of food from different regions with original flavours and made with the best of quality. Along with a delectable spread of food, the guests at our renowned Ahmedabad India luxury hotel can also enjoy signature drinks from the extensive beverage menu.

Parul Thakur, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad: "Shakahari offers the best choice, widest variety, most innovative display and relaxed atmosphere to have a great vegetarian experience. With this 'Live Ghazal' performance, we aim to offer a complete dining experience to our patrons at Shakahari. With the renowned Ghazal artists you can feast on both the food and culture. We are proud to showcase our vegetarian delicacies with a highlight of the rare Indian phenomenon of evening music."

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    Trina Mukherjee
    Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad
    +91- 79 - 66185092
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    Sudeshna Chakraborty
    Hanmer MSL, Ahmedabad
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