North Indian Classical Listening workshop

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
10am – 12pm noon


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”.