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Ali Akbar Khan (1922 - 18 June 2009), born in Brahmanbaria, India (now Bangladesh), began his studies in music at the age of three. He studied vocal music from his father and drums from his uncle, Fakir Aftabuddin. His father also trained him on several other instruments, but decided finally that he must concentrate on the sarod and on vocal. For over twenty years, he trained and practised eighteen hours a day. After…

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  • Xhi
    the 80 minute raga is an engulfing experience
  • nice
  • my first true musical experience was with him 1974 in berlin, he changed everything in that room, inclusive my restless mind,
  • In this Moment, I am listening to Ali Akbar Khan on a Vinyl Record. He is playing in a Duet : Raga: Shree and + Raga: Sindhu Bahairavi - with Ravi Shankar. Very, very good
  • Phillip Henderson's [url=http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/phillip_h]time machine lecture #6[/url]
  • Check out the jugalbandi (duet) with Pandit Nikhil Banerjee (Signature Series Vol. 4). Simply divine!
  • RIP, Thank you for your music, vision and heart
  • RIP, thanks for all
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/5595714/Ustad-Ali-Akbar-Khan.html
  • Of his training on the sarod, he wrote: "If you practice for ten years, you may begin to please yourself, after 20 years you may become a performer and please the audience, after 30 years you may please even your guru, but you must practice for many more years before you finally become a true artist—then you may please even God."[7]

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