Hasheel is a South Asian Queer Hindustani Classical Musician. He is trained in vocals as well as the Bansuri (Indian flute) and has been learning North Indian Classical music since the age of 5. Hasheel has lived in India to pursue his musical training and is currently a senior student of the legendary Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Hasheel pushes gender fashion norms that exist in and outside of India. His music mixes hip-hop, electronica, R&B, and Bollywood with a steady undertone of traditional Indian Classical.
Hasheel has performed around the world and across Ontario with notable artists such as Kailash Kher, Hariharan, Karthik, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Karsh Kale, and for academy award winner A. R. Rahman. He has also headlined the brOWN//out stage for Pride Toronto. His most recent work ‘RaagRani’ is a documentary style music video celebrating the union of his cultural identities.
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