Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, the sons of the sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, will give a concert at the New York's Symphony Space on Feb 10. They will be accompanied by the renowned violinist Elmira Darvarova, former concertmaster at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the table virtuoso Salar Nader.
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, Ayaan and Amaan, will undertake a concert tour of the US through October. The concert and Khan's teaching stint at Stanford is part of what he calls 'the sarod project', an attempt to make more Americans aware of the sarod, a musical instrument, which has so far not been as well known as the sitar, popularized in the West by the likes of Pandit Ravi Shankar.
After Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan`s sarod went missing on a British Airways flight, it is now filmmaker Mira Nair`s bags that have gone untraceable in an aircraft of the same company.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan`s sarod, which he has been strumming for the last 45 years, was restored to the iconic musician by British Airways after it went missing on a flight while he was returning to Delhi from London on Saturday night.
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan says he is pleased to see that India now has a growing number of young musicians and artists who are extremely talented in playing classical instruments like the sarod, tabla and sitar.
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, once detained and frisked at a US airport in what he believes was "racial profiling", has asked authorities to take steps like on the spot background check to avoid humiliation of visitors.
The tradition of documenting one`s ancestors` teachings is slowly disappearing, filmstar Amitabh Bachchan said here Thursday while releasing sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan`s book on his father Haafiz Ali Khan.
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, who is enjoying a successful US tour along with his sons Amaan and Ayaan, feels that their relentless effort has paid off as the audience now is realising the depth of their music.