Amjad Ali Khan with Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan
Friday, February 1, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Born into a family with ancestral claims to the invention of the instrument, Amjad Ali Khan is the master of the sarod, a deep-voiced cousin to the sitar with a bottomless sound. “Using nails rather than fingertips,” says The Washington Post, “is just one of the complications of Khan’s approach to the notoriously challenging Indo-Persian instrument.” Yet he effortlessly coaxes out beautiful melodies, which have enchanted international audiences since the 1960s.
Now North India’s most popular musician brings his sons — rising sarodists Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan — for an evening of magnificent ragas, Indian folk tunes, and gracious improvisation, proving yet again that “great Indian music can be as exciting as classic blues and rock” (The Guardian).
“the finest living exponent of the sarod” —The Guardian