Alam Khan – Ali Akbar Khan Birthday Celebration
April 7 @ 8:00 pm
World Music Institute continues its Masters of Indian Music series with a concert by Alam Khan.
Son of the legendary sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Alam Khan has been touching the hearts of audiences worldwide for over a decade. For this special concert celebrating what would have been his father’s 95th birthday, he will be joined by Nitin Mitta on tabla. Alam was blessed to learn and live in the traditional style of Guru and student. Ali Akbar Khan’s careful crafting and guidance show in each note as well as in Alam’s imaginative way of expressing ancient ragas. He has toured worldwide and established himself as Ali Akbar Khan’s true heir and the face of a new generation of sarod players.
Opening this concert will be Om Gam Ensemble, led by Gurubhai Michael Gam, another long-time student of the late Ali Akbar Khan.
When & where
Friday Apr 7, 2017 @ 8pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
Tickets $30 advance / $35 day of show (tables)
$25 advance / $30 day of show (standing room)
Ali Akbar Khan was a legendary Hindustani classical musician and sarod virtuoso. Along with Ravi Shankar, Khan was instrumental in popularizing Indian classical music in the West, both as a performer and as a teacher. He established a music school in Calcutta in 1956, and the Ali Akbar College of Music in California in 1967 at which Alam is now the teacher of advanced instrumental classes.
Nitin Mitta is one of the most sought after tabla players of his generation. Apart from being a dymanic soloist, he is a sought after accompanist who has performed with some of India's most celebrated Hindustani classical musicians including Pandit Jasraji, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pandit Janardan Mitta, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, Ustad Shahid Parvez and Ustad Nishat Khan to name a few.
Co-presented with Brooklyn Raga Massive