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Nybø is a sitar player, composer and producer. As a sitarist, he is a disciple under the sitar maestro Ustad Ashraf Sharif Khan of the Poonch gharana.

His music is both creative and expansive. A well seasoned artist in many genres of music and instruments, he has evolved his artistic focus as a Hindustani classical practitioner. Dropping all other instruments and completely devoting himself to the sitar. This style specializes in the “Gayaki-ang” (vocal style) of sitar playing in Hindustani Classical Music.

The listener’s soul is enriched by the flavour of his tone and depth. An inherent talent for expression in sound, Nybø has performed and composed many genres of music, and has been dubbed a “Genre-Fluid” artist. A signature sound and expression to call his own, the abled musical appreciator simultaneously feels familiarity and uniqueness. He is heavily influenced by his Guru, Sharif Khan, Vilayat Khan, Imrat Khan, Shahid Parvez and many others.

Musically, he has traversed a multitude of environments, from the underground warehouses of Vancouver, playing music for ceremonies in the Amazon, to festival stages. Following in the steps of his guru, preserving traditional, classical sitar performance and extends the instrument’s beauty with other genres of music. Nybø has shadowed and toured with Ashraf Sharif Khan in Pakistan and Europe.

Nybø has also attended various workshops and private lessons in Hindustani Classical Music, with artists such as Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan. In this process of traditional training, he has been awarded professional development grants and scholarships from The Canada Council of the Arts, and other organizations.

In other genres of music, Nybø has been mentored and worked as a session musician for Canada’s Juno award winning, Hip Hop and Reggae legend Devon Martin aka Mr Metro. More education credits include lessons and workshops with artists Rodney Sharman, bass icon Chuck Rainey, Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten and his brothers such as Futureman. In the past, he has been accepted as a composition student to prestigious institutions such as McGill University. As a performer, he has opened for live acts such as Jawad Ahmad and Mother Mother. 

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