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A Deeply Caring Teacher

By Arjun Verma

Maestro Ali Akbar Khan is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists in human history. Not only was he a supreme master of his craft, but he also revealed and opened doors to new universes of expression and emotional experience in music. To have been born in the same century and to have heard his music is extremely good fortune; to have learned with him personally is nothing short of a miracle. (more…)

Dear Khansahib

By Tamarind Free Jones

Happy 100th Birthday.

Remembering you today, and always, with deepest love, gratitude and respect—for your love and dedication to the music you brought to the world, your students, and to the preservation of this great tradition, for all time, through your library and the Ali Akbar College Of Music. (more…)

100 Years

By Prabha and Thomas

Baba: A hundred years,

200 years,

300 years

It does not matter, Baba is beyond time. He came from the Beyond. (more…)

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan with Smt. Banani Ghosh

By Prosenjit Ghosh

Banani Ghosh, with true pedigree and authenticity, is a name synonymous with Tagore. She is the only artist from India to promote and propagate the genius of Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore to the North American audience, and hence has been regarded as the Musical Ambassador for Rabindrasangeet [songs from Rabindranath Tagore]. (more…)

First Memories

First Memories, Vol. 1
By Mary Khan (Mrs. Ali Akbar Khan)

The year was 1972. I was 15 years old and looking for the ‘big something’ to happen to me that would show me what I was supposed to be doing with my life. I know, for some people, that type of searching might come later in their lives, but as a little girl I knew with all of my being that I had an enormous job to do. (more…)

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