Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash

Saturday Sep 30, 2017

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 268-0044
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Phone: 505-268-0044
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The two sons of the legendary Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan perform live.


Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, the two sons of the legendary Sarod Maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan,  have performed around the world and worked on numerous projects with their father (including numerous New Mexico performances). Representing the 7th generation in an unbroken chain of the Senia Bangash School, they have now emerged as esteemed artists in their own right, who are moving forward in the music world on their own exciting journeys. Amaan Ali Bangash began performing publicly at the age of eight and made his debut abroad in 1986 at the Festival of India in Moscow. He has since released solo CDs, appeared on numerous recordings with his father and brother, (e.g. Sarod for Harmony, Live at Carnegie Hall) and has been a regular performer at Palais Beaux-Arts in Brussels, ESPLANADE in Singapore, Chicago Symphony Center, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, among other venues. He has composed music for film (American Daylight), collaborated with many diverse artists and also co-authored two books with his brother, including Abba-God's Greatest Gift To Us, about their father's life, and 50 Maestros 50 Recordings. Considered one of the finest young Sarod players today, Amaan has been described as "having tuneful precision and bold, resonant strokes which speak to the importance of tradition and continuity in Indian Classical Music." Ayaan Ali Khan, the younger of the brothers, has also been performing since his solo debut at the age of eight. With a confidence, clarity, consistency and technical mastery, he has, over the years, carved out a special niche for himself, his approach, vision and versatility making him something of an icon for the youth in the music industry. His contribution in making the Sarod a cross-over instrument in a variety of genres has projected him as an artist of high repute and like his brother, he has performed at Palais Beaux-Arts in Brussels, ESPLANADE in Singapore, Chicago Symphony Center, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Ayaan has released more than seven recordings and has collaborated with a variety of artists, including guitarist Derek Trucks of the Allman Brother's band, as well as composing music for film. He also ventured into electronica music with the release of his CD, Reincarnation, which remained on the charts for over thirteen weeks.

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Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash
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Can afficianados of rock music, especially those terminally tuned into the guitar, find a sense of completion—or gather up similar experiential jewels—by beginning to dig North Indian classical music? I dunno, ask George Harrison. For my part though, I certainly gained much by taking time to listen to Georgie One’s work in this genre as well listening to some of the source material itself when I traveled to the subcontinent for extended stay in the ’90s. Now you can have your turn at this traditionally rewarding, west meets east experience. Sarod masters and brothers Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform at the Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale Blvd SE). Transcendent, jangly, droning, slyly melodic and based on musical scales many Americans are unfamiliar with, North Indian classical music offers listeners an elusive path to another place in time and space. Take my advice on this one, listeners: Just go for Shiva’s sake, go! All Ages • $15 to $20 • 7:30pm

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