An in-depth listening of morning raga Sindhu Bhairavi performed by the great sarode Maestro Ali Akbar Khan will be followed by a discussion on his impact and his life.
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the Indian classical musician, who died on June 18 aged 87, was the world’s leading exponent of the 25-stringed instrument called the sarod. Khan established music schools in Calcutta, California (where he was based from 1965 onwards) and Switzerland. He toured throughout the world, and composed and recorded prolifically, generally releasing between one and six albums a year. Khan was “discovered” by the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who first met him on a visit to India in 1952, declaring him to be “an absolute genius, the greatest musician in the world”.