VIDEO: ALAM KHAN ON USTAD ALI AKBAR KHAN, THE LEGACY OF MAIHAR GHARANA & HIP-HOP

Alam Khan is a musician, composer and educator. He plays the sarode.  We spoke with Khan about his father Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the legacy of Maihar gharana and his love for both Hindustani or North Indian classical music and hip-hop. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was one of the most famous sarode player and Khan… Continue Reading


Remembering Ustad Ali Akbar Khan With Alam Khan

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1922 -2009), the legendary sarode maestro was born on April 22, 1922. He would have been 93 years old today. He spent his formative years in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. His father Ustad Allauddin Khan was a court musician and is the founder of the Maihar Gharana of Hindustani classical music. Khan sahib as… Continue Reading


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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Turned 93 Today

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009) turned 93 years old on April 14, 2015. And in celebration of his 93rd birthday an all day music tribute to the legendary sarode maestro will be held at the Ali Akbar College of Music (AACM) in San Rafael in San Francisco bay area. He passed away in 2009. Khan sahib as he… Continue Reading


ATMA by A.E.S – Mixing Hip-Hop with Hindustani Classical Music

ATMA is a new track by a A.E.S., a San Francisco bay area-based music group. The track fuses American hip-hop style lyrics with Hindustani or North Indian Classical music. A.E.S was formed  last year by a trio of musicians. The name is derived from the alphabets of their first name – Alam Khan, Eligh and… Continue Reading