Peace Worshippers
Amjad Ali Khan, Elmira Darvarova, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash

Peace Worshippers represents the culmination of a collaboration between Amjad Ali Khan, the Titan of the sarod, straddling two centuries, universally venerated as one of the greatest living Indian musicians in any genre; his sons, disciples and widely acclaimed sarod virtuosi in their own right, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash; and the distinguished American violinist Elmira Darvarova, herself a historical figure as the first woman concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York. This recording emerges from Amjad Ali Khan's deep and long abiding commitment to peace and tolerance both in the larger world as well as in the smaller communities of city, neighborhood, and the circles of family and friends - a commitment which has taken him to the United Nations and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo as well as the greatest concert halls and performing venues around the world. This album is the fruit of an approach that these artists have championed in their trilogy of collaborative recordings, Soul Strings, then Amalgam and now Peace Worshipers - boldly sharing their respective traditions and genres with each other while keeping the integrity and character of those traditions intact and exploring the idiom and styles of the other with fearless, ferocious energy and generous enthusiasm. In this final volume, alongside the compositions of Amja Ali Khan, are works from regional folk traditions in India and Europe. Released by Naxos on Affetto Records.

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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan releases Journey – Rabab to Sarod in Mumbai

The album is a beautiful combination of togetherness of Daud Khan Sadozai, Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash. Amjad Ali Khan makes a special appearance in the track Holi Mela. Sarod was formed out of Rabab and it is a Persian term which means Music. The album “Journey” describes the evolution that happened in the sound from Rabab to Sarod. Rabab has its elements in Folk & Sarod has its place in classical and world music. It is a treat for all the music lovers for having Rabab & Sarod recorded together for the first time.

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January 2017


Amjad Ali Khan at The gorgeous Amber Fort at the Jaipur Literature Festival

January 2017
Roots of Fire at Kala Academy, Goa with David Murphy and Sinfonia Verdi

January 2017
Amjad Ali Khan performs at the newly reopened Royal Opera House in Mumbai

January 2017
Amjad Ali Khan releases popular carol Silent Night on Times Music on the occasion of Christmas

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December 2016


Doctorate by Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya Sangeet Nagari - Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh conferred on Amjad Ali Khan

December 2016
Amjad Ali Khan performs for HelpMeSee with Conductor George Matthew and the Bombay Chamber Society with Elmira Darvarova and soloist Julian Clef Helping make India Cataract-free. Concerts IN New Delhi and MUMBAI

October 2016
Amjad AliKhan Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform Amjad Ali Khan Sarod Concerto Samaagam with Jacob's Orchestra and conductor Camilo Tellez at Auer Hall in Bloomington

October 2016
Amjad Ali Khan and Subhalakshmi Khan’s ‘candid conversation’ at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

September 2016
Amjad Ali Khan at Royal Festival Hall at the Darbar Festival

September 2016
Karan Thapar interviews Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash on India Today

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July 2016


Sarod Euphony released on Saregama

June 2016
AMALGAM

Amalgam is a follow-up on the highly acclaimed album "Soul Strings" released in September of 2015, in which sarod virtuoso Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash joined forces with American classical violinist Elmira Darvarova to create a unique collaboration, a bridge between their respective musical traditions which were carried whole and un-compromised. Amalgam brilliantly confirms this daring, supercharged, yet profoundly respectful and even affectionate meeting of these musical minds, made all the more profound by the inclusion of Amjad Ali Khan, the father of featured sarod virtuosos Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash, universally beloved and venerated elder statesman not only of the Sarod, but also for the larger world of Indian Classical Music today, and composer of the classical Indian ragas featured on this album as well as "Soul Strings." In addition, "Amalgam" features a solo work composed and performed by Grammy-nominated violinist Elmira Darvarova, powerfully informed by the folk traditions of her own Bulgarian roots. Amalgam brings new meaning and a redefinition to the description "World Music" as it crosses and joins classical genres of the east and west with brilliant musicianship in world premiere performances.

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Released on Affetto Records, June 2016


India en Concierto Spain Tour. Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash complte their three city Spain tour with the finale concert in Madrid at Teatros del Canal.

June 2016
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash make their China debut at Shanghai Center Theater in Shanghai and Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

May 2016
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash complete their 6 six city spring US Tour.

March/ April 2016
Unique Musical Baithak at Sarod Ghar presented Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, Narendra Nath Dhar, Debojyoti Bose and Mukesh Sharma, four senior and disciples (Shishyas) of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan who will be performing on the Sarod Guru Shishya Parampara - a sacred ancient relationship through which the student acquires the transcendental knowledge from the teacher by humble reverence, sincere inquiry and service.

March 2016
Khans on the cover of Harmony Magazine.

February 2016
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash performed in New Delhi and Mumbai with Grammy Nominated Violinist Elmira Darvarova. The two sold-out SOUL STRINGS concerts took place at the National Center for Performing Arts (Tata Theatre) in Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. A great and brilliantly successful event, presenting masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and Amjad Ali Khan. This also marked the India release of Soul Strings by Times Music, through a partnership with Affetto and Naxos.

February 2016
SOUL STRINGS released in India! A musical collaboration with Elmira Darvarova, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash,this album releases in India both as a CD and digitally, through a partnership between ‪ ‎ Affetto and ‪Times Music

February 2016
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash erform for the 80th Birthday Celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in New Delhi

January 2016
Amaan Ali Bangash performs at the Doverlane Music Conference

January 2016
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform at Janfest for Indian Music Group at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai

January 2016
Amjad Ali Khan performs at The Dover Lane Music Conference in Kolkata

January 2016
Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan and Ayaan lent their support to the Swachh India campaign. Campaign for a Swachh Bharat on NDTV Cleanathon. They joined campaign ambassador Amitabh Bachchan for the 12-hour Banega Swachh India Cleanathon, which aims to get people to pledge their time to join the clean-up drives across India, through the year. The Sarod Maestro said that what we are doing today should have started 50 years ago. Amaan Khan added that where there is a cleanliness, God will reside there. Their enthralling performance at the Cleanathon was an attempt to get people to embrace hygienic habits.

January 2016
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform in support of NDTV’s Swach India Campaign along with Superstar Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai

January 2016
Amjad Ali Khan concludes the Janfest for Indian Music Group at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai

January 2016
CELEBRATING Amjad Ali Khan Volume 1 to 4
Celebrating the musical journey of Sarod Virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod Records is happy to announce to release of four volumes of live recordings recorded between the years 1973 to 2000.

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Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram by Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash
On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 146th Birth Anniversary on October 2, let music shape the consciousness in a way that contributes to oneness!! Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram by Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash on Saregama #celebratinggandhi

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October 2015
Amjad Ali Khan receives Kerala Government's prestigious music award, 'Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram presented by the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at the Durbar hall of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram in presence of Mr. Shashi Tharoor

September 2015
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the launch of designer Mayyur Girotra's beautiful store in Dubai

September 2015
Saregama launches an application for Indian Classical Music in Mumbai

September 2015
Soul Strings
Amaan Ali Bangash (Sarod)
Ayaan Ali Bangash (Sarod)
Elmira Darvarova (Violin)
World premiere recordings on the Affetto label, distributed by Naxos. CD release Sept. 25. Available now for pre-order on Amazon.com

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September 2015
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Kilkenny Festival, Dublin

August 2015
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, this Independence Day remembers the soulful musical inspiration of innumerable freedom fighters, who found refuge in the sincere and patriotic melody of ‘Vande Matram’, by commemorating the taste of freedom through an instrumental music video presented by Taj Mahal tea, along with his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, the prodigies of classical music discipline. ‘Vande Mataram’ composed by Bankim Chandra reverberated the national cry for self-rule until we finally attained it on the 15th August 1947 and later gave the psalm of the land its due place as the national song of India.

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August 2015
Ayaan Ali Bangash speaks at 'Voices in Vasant Valley School' New Delhi.

August 2015
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash on HELLO! India magazine's India's 100 Most Beautiful

August 2015
Khans at Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo

August 2015
Khans with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Violinist Janet Bernal Singh at the Orpheum, Vancouver back stage.

July 2015
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash during sound check at State Theatre, New Brunswick

July 2015
Amajd Ali Khan at Sound check at the Orpheum in Vancouver.

July 2015
The Khans just completed a 5 city tour of The United States and Canada. They were accompanied by Vineet Vyas and Abhijit Banerjee

June / July 2015
Veteran Film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Amjad Ali Khan at the VC Padmanabhan memorial Awards 2015, held by Manappuram group, at Thrissur

June 2015
Mr and Mrs Amjad Ali Khan with the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi at a private event in New Delhi.

April 2015
Amjad Ali Khan presents his Sarod Concerto Samaagam with Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Pedro Neves at the Main Auditorium, The Gulbenkian Música, Lisbon

Amjad Ali Khan receives the Hanuman Award from The Hanuman temple in Shri Chitrakut Dham. The festival has been organized since 1980 under Morari Bapu, a Ramkatha exponent and a connoisseur of Indian classical music.

Sound check at Alte Oper, Frankfurt

March 2015
Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash, Elmira Darvarova and Tanmoy Bose. Soul Strings recording session.

March 2015
Ayaan Ali Bangash at Alter Oper, Frankfurt at sound check.

March 2015
Haafiz Ali Khan Awards in Gwalior presented to Violin Maestro L. Subramanium and Kathak Danseuse Roshan Kumari

March 2015
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at New York’s Joe’s Pub

February 2015
The Sarod Project in Markham

February 2015
Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Elmira Darvarova at New York’s Symphony Space.

February 2015
Sound Check at Howard Assembly Room, Opera North

February 2015
BBC Radio Promotion

February 2015
UK Tour

January/ February 2015
Amjad Ali Khan and L. Subramaniam do a three city India tour for The Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival his late father and guru Professor V. Lakshminarayana

January 2015
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash performed at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo.

Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash performed at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway on December 10 as well as the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 as India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize. This 20th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert's venue, the Oslo Spektrum arena seated over 6,000 people including Prince Hakon of Norway and members of the Norwegian royal family in the audience along with both the Laureates. Other performances included Queen Latifa, Steven Tyler of the legendary band Aerosmith, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan and Nuno Bettencourt the great Guitarist from the band Extreme.

December 2014
Union Bank Honours Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan was honored by Union Bank on the occasion of the Bank's Foundation Day in Mumbai at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre.

October 2014
A new project of sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan representing music from different regions of India and the Middle East featuring the Maestro and his son’s Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash along with two consummate percussionists, Issa Malluf on Middle Eastern percussion and Anubrata Chatterjee on tabla completed a seven city tour of the US.



September/ October 2014
Sarod Maestros Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Talks at Google

Sarod Maestros Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash recently performed at Googleplex, the corporate headquarters complex of Google, Inc., located at Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California. This was the first Indian performance for 'Talks at Google', a programme that brings authors, artists, innovators and speakers at Google.


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September 2014
We are very happy to announce the release of two titles from Sarod Records on iTunes. Live in Lisbon recorded at Grande Auditório Gulbenkian and Amjad Ali Khan at Eighteen (The first two Extended Play EP recordings of Amjad Ali Khan recorded in 1963 and 1964).

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August 2014
We are very happy to announce the release of two titles from Sarod Records on iTunes. Live in Lisbon recorded at Grande Auditório Gulbenkian and Amjad Ali Khan at Eighteen (The first two Extended Play EP recordings of Amjad Ali Khan recorded in 1963 and 1964).

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August 2014
The Khans completed a six city tour of India with Britten Sinfonia, one of the world's most celebrated and pioneering ensembles. They had performances in New Delhi, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.

August 2014
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash with the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.

August 2014
Abhishek Bachachan with Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the match between Delhi Dabang and Pink Panthers'Jaipur Pro-Kabaddi match in New Delhi.

August 2014
Images From WOMAD Festival at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England

July 2014
Amjad Ali Khan returned to London’s Wigmore Hall. The first concert after his residency at the great hall.

July 2014
Amjad Ali Khan's Sarod found!

which he has been strumming for the last 45 years, was restored to the iconic musician by British Airways after it went missing on a flight while he was returning to Delhi from London. Sarod maestro took to Twitter to announce that the instrument was delivered to him by British Airways(BA), calling it an "epic reunion".

"Epic Reunion!!! BA delivers my Sarod. Thank you all for your prayers and love, especially the media for their...," Khan tweeted.

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June 2014
Iconic Sarod Players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash in collaboration with
Popular Singer and Song Writer Devika Chawla


Sarod Maestros Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash collaborate with San Francisco based vocalist Devika to create a new-age single titled “Holle Holle”. They are Indian classical music’s poster boys. Always pushing the boundaries of classical Indian music, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have experimented with the Sarod, creating music with a new modern twist. And now for the first time in their career, they have collaborated with San Francisco-based vocalist Devika Chawla to create a new-age single ‘Holle Holle’. This song brings together Devika’s powerful voice along with their Sarod performance.

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June 2014
Indian Classical Music; A way of life

A rare Music Appreciation Workshop that distilled the essence of Indian Classical Music with Maestros Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan and Ayaan for instrumentalists, singers and music enthusiasts with background in Indian and Western Classical Music held in Mumbai.

June 2014
Amjad Ali Khan wins Lifetime Achievement award

Sarod Virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan receives the Lifetime Achievement award at NDTV’s Indian Of The Year Awards ceremony. "Even without my sarod, I keep singing and I am often humming and singing in the wrong places," said the maestro.

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April 2014
Gurbani by Amjad Ali Khan and Harbhajan Singh Namdhari released by Times Music on the occasion of Baisakhi!

Amjad Ali Khan- Sarod
Harbhajan Singh Namdhari- Vocal
Balwant Singh Namdhari- Vocal
Harpreet Singh Namdhari- Tabla
Produced by Amjad Ali Khan

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Released April 2014
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash completed their 7 city US with concerts at The Getty in LA, Livermore Performing Arts Centre in CA and University of Massachusetts.

March 2014
Music for Peace Concert at the United Nations
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, along with the UN Academic Impact (an initiative of the Department of Public Information of the UN) organised a Special Musical Concert titled : "Music for Peace" on 24 March 2014 at the Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium at the United Nations. The event featured a recital on the Sarod, by one of the greatest living exponents of the instrument, Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, accompanied by his most accomplished sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash. The event witnessed a packed auditorium which included nearly 40 Permanent Representatives of UN Member states, in addition to members of the media and several other dignitaries. The concert, was a part of the continuing celebration of Nowruz, that was observed by the UN General Assembly on 24th March, and that the medium of music as an instrument of peace, was a message shared by 1.2 billion Indians globally.

March 2014
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform for Sounds of L.A at The Getty Center.

March 2014
Headwaters released by the Honourable Prime Minister of India
The Honourable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh releases Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash’s new album HEADWATERS released by Times Music in presence of Amjad Ali Khan at 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi.

December 2013
Samaagam with Orchestre National d'lle de France
Amjad Ali Khan just completed a six city tour of France of his Sarod Concerto Samaagam with Orchestre National d'lle de France conducted by Kaspar Zehnder.

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December 2013
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Europalia Festival
The Khans took part in Europalia International for its 24th biennial.

November 2013
Samaagam with Orchestre d'Auvergne conducted
by Kaspar Zehnder at Maison de la Culture, vendredi.

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November 2013
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangashd Ayaan Ali Bangash at United Nation in New York
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his two sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash remembered the Mahatma through special renditions of his favourite bhajans, a portrait by a Mumbai-based artist was unveiled as the United Nations observed International Day of Non-Violence. Close to 400 people including 65 permanent representatives of countries to the United Nations sat for two hours at a conference room as the world body celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence that coincided with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (October 2). The event that had Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the 68th UN General Assembly Ambassador John Ashe, who delivered the keynote and the presidential address respectively, was hosted by the permanent mission of India to United Nations.

October 2013
Khans perform for Art for Life
‘The catastrophe that struck Kedarnath and Guptkashi in Rudrapryag district in Uttarakhand in June this year was one of the saddest moments of humanity. Though, The Army, Air Force, Navy, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Public Works Department and local administrations worked together for quick rescue operations, there is so much more to be done towards the Victims of this disaster. I feel very humbled to be taking part in a Concert for Uttarakhand relief and awareness. Through music and art, we pray for the lives lost and for the survivors to gather courage from this very sad calamity.’

-Amjad Ali Khan

October 2013
A Master Marks A Milestone
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan to embark on a historic 50thanniversary U.S. concert tour accompanied by his accomplished sons-students Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

Houston, Texas (4 September 2013): Way back in 1963, a young sarod player from India named Amjad Ali Khan first came to perform Indian classical music for American audiences. Half a century later, the now highly-regarded masterof the stringed instrument definitive of the Indian classical music sound is set to launch a 50th anniversary U.S. concert tour this Saturday in Houston, Texas.

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September / October 2013
Amjad Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Indiana University Bloomington
Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Bangash had a week long residency at Indiana University Bloomington as a guest of the Dhar India Studies Program and as the first School of Global and International Studies Artist in Residence. The course was highly interactive in nature, and students learnt the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music through time-honored traditional methods. Topics included the forms of raga (melodic modes) and taal (rhythmic patterns) and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique.

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September 2013
Amjad Ali Khan receives Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award for 2012
Renowned Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has been honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award for 2012. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave away the award Tuesday in New Delhi on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi birth anniverssry.He was honoured for his immense contribution in promoting communal harmony, peace and goodwill. Congress President Sonia Gandhi,and Congress leader Karan Singh were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Sonia Gandhi said a divided society cannot progress with all its strength.

August 2013
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan to get Rajiv Gandhi award
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan will be conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Sadbhavna award for 2013. Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan will be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace. It will be conferred on Khan on August 20, the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.“The advisory committee of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award decided that the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award be given to Amjad Ali Khan for his outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill,” an AICC release said. The award ceremony is held every year on the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister and was instituted to commemorate his lasting contribution to promoting peace, communal harmony and fighting against violence. The former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Bismillah Khan, Mohammed Yunus, Teesta Setalvad, Swami Agnivesh, Harsh Mander, Sunil Dutt, Dilip Kumar, Maulana Wahiuddin Khan and K R Narayanan.

August 2013
Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan with his sons Amaan and Ayaan
On the occasion of Father’s Day, Amjad Ali Khan with his sons Amaan and Ayaan bring a wonderful story to live with the magic of the Sarod. This music video is a warm and touching story that shows us how Amaan and Ayaan walked the path of Do Right (TATA CAPITAL) and brought freedom to a pair of pigeons. It tells us a powerful truth that when we instill our children with right values, they go on to become good human beings.

June 2013
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The Score | Amjad Ali Khan | Live in Dubai
Master of the Sarod Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash wow audiences in their performance in the UAE as part of The Score's Classical Concert Series 2013.

May 2013
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Amjad Ali Khan performs at Lisbon’s
Gulbenkian Música


May 2013
Amjad Ali Khan boards Emirates in Lisbon for concert in Dubai

Celebrated Master of the Sarod , Amjad Ali Khan boards flight EK192, Emirates' daily route from Lisbon to Dubai to play live tonight at The Score's concert at Madinat Theatre at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Dubai. Greeted by members of Emirates Cabin Crew, Amjad Ali Khan, accompanied by his sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, gets ready to inspire audiences in the UAE with his passion for the traditional Sarod. The international classical series, The Score, honors the very best of Indian classical music by bringing Amjad Ali Khan for his first public appearance in Dubai. In a career spanning over 50 years, Amjad Ali Khan has single-handedly elevated the Sarod to one of the most popular traditional instruments in Northern India. Taught by his father, the legendary Haafiz Ali Khan, he is the sixth in an uninterrupted lineage of music masters known as the Senia Bangash School. Winner of Padma Vibhushan, the highest Indian civilian award, Amjad has begun another glorious chapter in the history of Indian classical music.
May 2013
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Amjad Ali Khan and Lata Mangeshkar honoured at Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy,
Rajbaug in Pune April 2013
Ananta Opus 195 was the concerto for sarod, symphonic and electronic orchestra is an original and harmonious work born from the meeting of different musical cultures. Written by Pierre Thilloy and performed by Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash with the Avignon Provence Symphonic Orchestra and the Kords Collective, the creation was conducted by Samuel Jean.
February 2013
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash completed a series of concerts in the US starting at Duke University, NC and concluded at Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
February 2013
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Amjad Ali Khan was in conversation with author Amit Chaudhuri about his book My Father, Our Fraternity followed by a performance by Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
January 2013
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan unveiled Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan’s tribute to his father, Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan, titled My Father, Our Fraternity.

On the occasion of Haafiz Ali Khan’s 40th Death anniversary, Amjad Ali Khan writes a book is based on the memories of his father and includes anecdotes and narrations from a diary that Khan had written between 1984 and 1986.It presents an insider view into the life and times of his father, offering a glimpse of the guru-shishya parampara, and the path of the young Amjad Ali Khan’s rise and growth into a pillar in Indian classical music.The book also has rare archival photographs dating back from the 1930s and 40s till present day footage. Recalling his father’s connect with music, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan said, “His entire life was music. There are books available on other musicians, nothing on my father. So, I decided to write that book. Our relationship was more of a guru-shishya than that of father and son. He could love me when he wanted and not when I wanted. There was that kind of respect that I had for him,” he added. Amitabh Bachchan added to this, “The documentation of our ancestors is slowly getting lost. Their contribution to society, art and culture needs to be kept alive. They are gone, but teachings have remained with us and we need to share that with the current generation,” said Bachchan. The Ustad spoke at length of being his father’s son: “I am happy that I was born as his son. He was a great musician — everybody knew that, but he was also a very compassionate man. People like my father were very simple, and I am lucky to have known them.”The evening, which was attended by Subhalakshmi Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, had several big names from the music industry in attendance too, including ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas, besides the entire Khan family including sons Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and his wife Neema Ali Khan.Social commentator Suhel Seth as well as Roli Books publisher Pramod Kapoor were also present at the gathering.
December 2012
My Father, Our Fraternity,
The story of Haafiz Ali Khan and my world by Amjad Ali Khan


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Amjad Ali Khan performing in Dubai at Crown Plaza.
November 2012
Amjad Ali Khan receives the Prem Nazir International Award
Amjad Ali Khan receives the Prem Nazir International Award from the Holy kingdom of Saudi Arabia presented by Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Ali Al Saihati in the presence of Mr. Shahnawaz ( S/o Prem Nazir), Mr. Rafeek Younus (Soorya Global Coordinator), Mr. Javid Ibrahim ( President of Indian Business Forum), Mr. Soorya Krishnamoorthy (Founder of Soorya Cultural Organization), Mr. Jagannathan (General Secretary of India Business Forum), Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash in Dammam.
November 2012
Amjad Ali Khan receives the Prem Nazir International Award
November 2012
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash Ayaan Ali Bangash complte their six city middle East tour. They were accompanied on the Tabla by Tanmoy Bose.
November 2012
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan received the Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on the
9th of October 2012
Amaan Ali Bangash, Amjad Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th Birthday celebrations in Mumbai.
October 2012.
Concert in Kuwait at  REGENCY Hotel, Grand Ball room.
September 2012
Concert at Asia Society, Huston.
September 2012
Amjad Ali Khan bestowed with the Delhi Government Lifetime Achievement Award The Delhi Government conferred the 'Lifetime Achievement Awards' for the year 2011-12 to Amjad Ali Khan. Addressing the gathering of eminent artistes, scholars, thinkers, writers and bureaucrats, chief minister Sheila Dikshit said, “Such personalities are assets of any nation. They help in moulding societies in such a way that their future becomes bright and enriched. The recipients of the award have made the country proud because of their consistent and persistent passion to excel.”Sahitya Kala Parishad, under the state government, had instituted the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 to be given to eminent personalities for their outstanding contribution to the fields of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, sports and literature.
June 2012
Samaagam-Sarod Concerto Rehearsal with Amjad Ali Khan and Maestro Jindong Cai with Stanford Philharmonia in Stanford June 2012
Amjad Ali Khan and Amaan Ali Bangash perform at Dinkelspiel Auditorium,
Stanford CA . June 2012
Amjad Ali Khan’s on going 4-concert residency at theWigmore Hall in London had its sell out second concert featuring Sanjay Subrahmanyan from the South Indian tradition followed by Maestro Amjad Ali Khan who presented Ragas from the 15th Century.
March 2012
Amjad Ali Khan’s on going 4-concert residency at theWigmore Hall in London had its sell out second concert featuring Sanjay Subrahmanyan from the South Indian tradition followed by Maestro Amjad Ali Khan who presented Ragas from the 15th Century.
March 2012
RANG- Colours of Sufism (Timeless Qawwali interpretations by Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash) releases

RANG features Amaan and Ayaan’s interpretations of traditional Qawwalis featuring them on Sarods and vocals. This unique confluence of Sufi singing and the sonorous sound of the sarod create a blissful and divine experience for the listener. Some of the tracks from this album include Mann Kunto Maula, Aaj Rang Hai, Bahaut Din Beete, Main Nizaam, Zihale Miskin and Kaahe Ko Byaahe Bides. The album, was released by Film maker Karan Johar along with the presence of Amjad Ali Khan, Subhalakshmi Khan, Jaya Bachchan and Neema Ali Khan.
Watch the music video:
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash Star in a PETA Ad

Strumming their sarods against a backdrop of birds flying freely across the sky and next to the words "Bring Harmony to Birds' Lives - Let Birds Fly Free", iconic maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan and Ayaan have come together for an ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India against the caging of birds.

March 2012

Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash just completed a four city tour in India with Grammy-nominated Oud player Rahim Alhaj called Ancient Sounds, an Indo-Iranqi Confluence.
February 2012
Amjad Ali Khan Receives Sangeet Natak Academy Fellowship

The General Council o f Swngeet Natak Akademi, t h e National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi elected Amjad Ali Khan for the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship. The Fellowship of the Akademi is the most prestigious and rare honour, which is restricted to a very limited number at a given time. January 2012
AMJAD ALI KHAN STANFORD UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY

(April – June) Indian Classical Music: A Way of Life

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan teaches student musicians to perform and appreciate North Indian Classical Music, and shares with them his own experiences as a classical musician raised in the traditional system of music discipleship. Content includes practical teaching of several ragas, talas, compositions, and improvisations. Also discusses the music culture of Indian classical music, with focus on the music of north India. Open to students of all instruments and from any musical tradition. No previous experience with Indian music is necessary.

http://explorecourses.stanford.edu/ CourseSearch/search?view=catalog&filter- coursestatus-Active=on&page=0&catalog =&q=indian+classical+music&collapse=
His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh honourtes Amjad Ali Khan Khan with the Gulab Khan Award instituted by Sultan Khan in Jodhpur January 2012
Delhi Govt Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced

The Delhi Government has decided to confer 'Lifetime Achievement Awards' for the year 2011-12 to eminent writer Ruskin Bond, renowned Sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and noted classical singer Girija Devi. In the past, the Sahitya Kala Parishad under the Delhi government conferred the lifetime achievement award, which was instituted in 2004-05 on eminent personalities like M. S. Subbulakshmi, Ebrahim Alkazi, Kapila Vatsyayan, Zohra Sehgal and Bhimsen Joshi. December 2011
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York as a part of their US Fall tour. October 2011
Carrie Newcomer
with Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash
Everything Is Everywhere

Release Date: November 1, 2011
Available Light Records

A love for haunting melody lines, an attraction to compelling rhythms and a sense of deep spiritual grounding are the connecting threads in this new collaborative project between folk singersongwriter Carrie Newcomer and the famous Indian family of sarod players, Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
Indian string superstar Amjad Ali Khan soars in New Orleans By Chris Waddington
http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2011/ 09/indian_string_superstar_amjad.html

September 2011

Ragas and riches By Michael Church Sarod master Amjad Ali Khan is the first non-western musician to be awarded a residency at Wigmore Hall
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/605a4f2a-d7a8-11e0-a06b-00144feabdc0.html #axzz1YCIvx4s0

September 2011

Classical review: Amjad Ali Khan
http://www.edinburgh-festivals.com/viewreview.aspx?id=3171

By JAN FAIRLEY, August 2011
EVERYTHING IS EVERYWHERE Releases

Everything is Everywhere, a brand new collaborative project between Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash and folk singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer. A love for haunting melody lines, an attraction to compelling rhythms and a sense of deep spiritual grounding are the connecting threads in this new collaborative project. Everything is Everywhere is the aural embodiment of East meets West with an elegant and extraordinary bridge between Indian classical tradition and Western songwriting form. Amjad Ali Khan, Carrie Newcomer, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash are accompanied by Grammy nominated percussionist Jim Brock and pianist Gary Walters on this album. The album releases in India in August 2011 and releases in United States in October 2011.

Watch the promo
A musical tribute to Tagore

Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash paid a musical tribute on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Tagore at Science City Auditorium.

Kolkata, August 2011
Subhalakshmi Khan Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Subhalakshmi Khan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Art by the veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee in Kolkata. “She gave up her career just to give us peace and harmony. She has a knack for creativity and when we were approached for conferring the Lifetime achievement honour on her, she was in two minds. But then we all pressured Subhalakshmi to accept the prestigious honour from West Bengal, a state which acknowledges artists” Amjad Ali Khan said. Early years saw Subhalakshmi trained in the Manipuri style of dance which won her distinction for her ability to execute this graceful style from the North East of India. She joined the most famous dance institution 'Kalakshetra' in Madras headed by the legendary Rukmani Devi Arundale, an eminent danseuse of her time. Subhalakshmi graduated in 'Bharatnatyam' with a five year diploma course in first class honours and proceeded to do her two year post graduation in which she passed out with distinction in 1967. A seriously gifted artist Subhalakshmi's style imparted the unmistakable stamp of Kalakshetra, the highly conservative Academy. All her dance revealed her superb training and technical perfections. Intrinsic clarity of her foot work in the range and nuances of her execution showed Subhalakshmi's artistic display, a maturity beyond her years. Kolkata, August 2011
West Bengal confers Banga Vibhushan Award upon Amjad Ali Khan

The West Bengal Government presented Banga Vibhushan Award to the nine distinguish persons in the field of performing arts, cinema, and sports at a function in Kolkata. The State Governor Mr. M.K. Narayanan conferred the award in presence of State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Pijen Mukhopadhayay actress Supriya Devi, actor Haradhan Bandhopadhyay, Noted Singer Manna De and a few others. Kolkata, July 2011
RAYMOND WEIL FELICITATES
Amaan Ali Bangash

Swiss brand Raymond Weil further strengthened its luxury watch bouquet in the country by felicitating four individuals from different walks for their achievements over the years at the launch of their new collection of timepieces titled Freelancer. "This timepiece gives a nod to those independent professionals wishing to remain masters of their destiny. Going by its ethos of achievement and strength of character, we are today pleased to offer the range to four achievers," explained Olivier Bernheim, CEO and President, Raymond Weil as he gifted a timepiece to designer Raghavendra Rathore, sarod maestro Amaan Ali Bangash, supermodel Indrani Dasgupta and author William Dalrymple. New Delhi, May 2011
Amjad Ali Khan, Amartya Sen and Jogen Chowdhury honoured

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and renowned painter Jogen Chowdhury were conferred with lifetime achievement awards by luxury accessories maker Mont Blanc and Dakshinee, a premier music academy in Kolkata. The honour was conferred on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Nobel laureate and eminent economist Amartya Sen will also be honoured with the lifetime achievement award in the US by a Mont Blanc representative. Kolkata, May 2011
The North Bengal University conferred the DLitt degree to Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan at the annual convocation in Siliguri. The University Grant Commission plans to set up a department as well as a centre of fine arts and music in honour of the Sarod maestro in North Bengal University. April 2011
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash completed a six city tour of Canada. The inaugural concert took place at Musee de la Civilisation Theatre in Ottawa, ON. They were accompanied by Vineet Vyas and Satyajit Talwalkar on Tablas. March 2011
Khans with Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper at the Year of India Inauguration at Musee de la Civilisation Theatre in Ottawa. March 2011
Inauguration of Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan Road in New Delhi

A road in the name of the monumental icon of Indian classical music, Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan Saheb was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister, Smt. Sheila Dikshit on 10th of February at PWD Road. This is the 2nd entry road to Nizamuddin Railway Station. This is the only road named after an artist after Tansen and Thyagaraja in the capital city. This road is about 300 metres long. February 2011
Amaan Ali Bangash performs at the 59th Dover Lane Music Festival in Kolkata January 2011
Amjad Ali Khan concludes the 59th Dover Lane Music Festival in Kolkata January 2011
Amjad Ali Khan receives the Swami Vivekananda National Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ambika Soni January 2011
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform in Mumbai for Burberry.
Creative director Christopher Bailey throws a fashionable soiree to mark his first ever India trip.

December 2010
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform for the 121st birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru for the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund at Teen Murti House in New Delhi.

November 2010
The concert was attended by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh, Mrs. Gurcharan Kaur, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Vice President of India, Dr. Hamid Ansari, Chief Minister of New Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit, the Lt Governor Tejender Khanna, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Mrs. Subhalakshmi Khan, Sachin Pilot and Dr. Karan Singh.

November 2010
Amjad Ali Khan and Narayana Murthy, conferred honorary doctorate

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and Infosys mentor N R Narayana Murthy were conferred honorary doctorate by Mangalayatan University, Aligarh. While Murthy was honoured with doctorate in science, Khan was conferred doctorate in literature. Khan attributed his success as a musician to his father and said that his father was "an institution by himself." "I see this as a great honour. I contribute this to my father at whose feet I received my lesson, not just on music but about life," said the musician. "I''m extremely grateful to the university for this kindness. I receive this on behalf of the 1.15 lakh employees of Infosys," said Murthy.

November 2010
Amjad Ali Khan with UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon after the Ode to Peace Concert at the
United Nations, New York

September 2010
Concert at United Nations, New York

September 2010
The honourable Prime Minister of India Dr. Man Mohan Singh releases Sarod Symphony, a musical album of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash released by Times Music at the Parliament House in New Delhi

August 2010
Khans completed their summer concert tour of the US with the opening concert at Lotus Arts Festival in Bloomington along with Carrie Newcomer and the concluding concert at Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee


July 2010
Khans at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara on

May, 2010
Ayaan Ali Bangash, Victoria Mullova, Matthew Barley and Amaan Ali Bangash at the Mother India Weekend at Town Hall, Birmingham


April 2010
Khans at Wigmore Hall, London

April 2010
Amjad Ali Khan becomes a day Editor of The Economic Times

March 2010
Night Long in Kolkata

Feb 2010
Air India breaks Amjad Ali Khan’s 33 year old Sarod.

January 2010
Amjad Ali Khan Receives Saraswati Puruskar in Nasik, Maharasthtra Instituted by the Kailash Mutt Trust, the award was presented by its chief Mahamandaleshwar Swami Sanvidanand Saraswati.

January 2010
Book Reading: Mumbai January 2010

Amaan and Ayaan addressed the audience with a short speech about what inspired them to write the book and then went on to read a brief excerpt from the book, which takes readers through encounters with fifty Indian Classical musicians from the twentieth century, from the instrumental to the vocal, exploring the world of both Northern and Southern Indian music. Filled with personal anecdotes and musical appraisal, the 50 Maestro 50 Recent Releases is an invaluable guide to the best of Indian Classical music. Interspersed with some rare photographs from the authors’ personal collection as well as descriptions and details of every recording they have discussed, this book is an invaluable companion to the appreciation of Indian Classical music. After the reading, the two young artistes took questions from the audience members.
From Begum Akhtar to Bhimsen Joshi, Enayat Khan to Ravi Shankar, Bismillah Khan to Vilayat Khan, Amjad Ali Khan to Kesarbai Kerkar, Indian classical music is as varied as it can be, from the pure traditional gharanas to more recent blends and fusions. Young sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash have grown up surrounded by music and musicians. In this tribute to the masters of Indian classical music, they take us through their encounters with fifty musicians from the twentieth century, from the instrumental to the vocal, exploring the world of both northern and southern Indian music. Filled with personal anecdote and musical appraisal, Fifty Great Recent Releases is an invaluable guide to the best of Indian classical music. Interspersed with some rare photographs from the authors’ personal collection as well as descriptions and details of every recording they have discussed, this book is an invaluable companion to the appreciation of Indian classical music. It is a keepsake for the connoisseur and a comprehensive introduction to the beginner. Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, sons of sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, represent the seventh generation of the Senia Bangash school of music. They have performed at concerts and festivals around the world and have crossed the bridge between pure classical and western fusion with their electronica and lounge albums. They have collaborated with various artists like guitarist Derek Trucks and percussionist Evelyn Glennie among others. They have also written a biography of their father, Abba: God’s Greatest Gift to Us (2002). 'Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have explored the panorama of Indian classical music through the expression of fifty of the most important artists on the Indian subcontinent. Through their depth of insight we understand how this art form has been influenced by the cultural and historical context of India going back to the time of the Mogul Emperor Akbar right up to contemporary times. If you want to understand the rich tapestry of the Indian artistic landscape and how it influenced an entire civilization. This book is a must read.'- Dr. Deepak Chopra Released by Harper Collins,

December 2009
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was felicitated by the Rector of the T.G. Shevchenko university with the Medal of Honour becomes the first and the only musician from Asia who has been awarded so far by this award. The Tara Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine presented the University Medal to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan for his great contribution in the field of world music and bringing a great level of cultural understanding between India and the rest of the world. Tara Shevchenko National University observed with great appreciation that the presence of Amjad Ali Khan will greatly strengthen the cultural relationship between India and Ukraine. Khan spoke eloquently during his speech with the students in the university and the kind of lec-dem was conducted with Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash coming together to articulate the specifics of the classical Indian music which is so uniquely different from the western music. The concert took placed at a sold out National Opera House in Kyiv. The National Opera of Ukraine also presented a diploma to Amjad Ali Khan at the concert.

December, 2009, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Amjad Ali Khan and Rahim AlHaj were honoured by the Recording Academy with a 2010 Grammy Nomination in the Best Traditional World Music Category for their CD Ancient Sound.

December, 2009
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash present their book 50 Maestros 50 Recent Releases to the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil in presence of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. From left: Neema Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, Smt. Pratibha Patil and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan,

December 2009

To buy this book
Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh receives the first copy of the book 50 Maestros 50 Recent Releases, co-authered by Amaan Ali Bangash (right) and Ayaan Ali Bangash in presence of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Dec 16, 2009 in New Delhi published by Harper Collins,

December 2009

To buy this book
Khans after the concert in Berlin

Dec 2009

Sound Check, at Großer Sendesaal in Berlin

Dec 2009
Guitar Legend John McLaughlin receives the Haafiz Ali Khan Award 2009 presented by Amjad Ali Khan and Subhalakshmi Khan at Nehru Centre, Mumbai

November 2009
Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash, present creations from designer Sanjana Jon`s Spring/Summer 2010 collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform at Kings Place in London on Ayaan's birthday.

September 2009
BIG 92.7 FM launched a special campaign on Literacy Day with ‘Girl Child Education’ as the core thoughts. Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash to graced the occasion by handing over the  cheques to some of the girls visiting us.


September 2009
Amjad Ali Khan made his debut on the ramp on Day One of Kolkata Fashion Week II for designer Zubair Kirmani, along with  Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

September 2009
Amjad Ali Khan's Freedom concert tour in Australia had two concerts in Sydney and Perth.

August 2009
Skyline for Sarod and Chinese Orchestra

(World Premiere): Amjad Ali Khan performs Samagam, the Sarod Concerto with members of the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in Taipei conducted by Amy Chang at Zhongzheng Auditorium, Zhongshan Hall.

May 2009
Ancient Sounds
Indian sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and Iraqi oud virtuoso Rahim AlHaj come together to deliver a musical dialogue of peace for our world.

Tracks Duration
Journey 12:11
Celebrations 10:34
Water 9:36
Common destination 7:55
Release of the dove 10:28
Missing you 4:19
Dancing rivers 17:12

Released by UR MUSIC 2009
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (L), speaks with Indian musician Amjad Ali Khan (R) as Samdhong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, watches during a prayer meeting at Gandhi Smriti, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi March 31, 2009. His Holiness along with a group of representative Indians prayed with various members from other religious faiths on the 50th anniversary of his setting foot on the Indian soil which was commemorated by the exile Tibetan government as “Thank you India day”.
Photograph Courtesy: Reuters
Amjad Ali Khan's Sarod Concerto Samagam had a six city tour starting in Mumbai on the 8th of February and had its finale concert in New Delhi on the 20th of

February, 2009
Amjad Ali Khan at Jack Morton Auditorium, Washington DC

September 2008


Read The Washington Post review at  
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Amjad Ali Khan and Subhalakshmi Khan after the concert at Cite de la Musique, Paris

September 2008
Amjad Ali Khan honoured with The Solitaire Award. The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council's 25th edition Council  felicitated Maestro Amjad Ali Khan for his extraordinary efforts and achievements that has proved him to be a true ‘Solitaire’ of his line of work. Amjad Ali Khan with wife Subhalakshmi Khan  at IIJS Solitaire Awards in Grand Hyatt,

August 2008
Amjad Ali Khan with Students at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque at the end of the summer school.

July 2008
Amjad Ali Khan and Cellist Claudio Bohorquez, London,

June 2008
Amjad Ali Khan presenting Samagam, a Sarod Concerto at St Magnus Festival, June, 2008 at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Khans at the Kölner Philharmonie, Germany

March 2008
Ayaan Ali Bangash got married on 21st February in Mumbai to Neema Sharma. The wedding reception took place in New Delhi on
24th February, 2008
Amaan Ali Bangash at the Dover Lane Music Festival 2008
Amjad Ali Khan at the Dover Lane Music Festival 2008
(Left to right) Ms Saroj, Subhalakshmi Khan, H E Mr Gao Youzhen (Counsul General of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China) Mr Muhammed Al Murr (Chariman Dubai Cultural Concill Govt of Dubai), Amaan Ali Bangash, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, H E Venu Rajamony, Ayaan Ali Bangash

January 2008
Breaking Barriers releases in India and Hope releases worldwide on itunes

Taking the onus on himself in binding the society with music, the cultural ambassador of UNESCO has for the first time come out with an album aptly named "Breaking Barriers" in India and 'Hope' worldwide, containing Christmas carols and hymns played on the sarod. "It is for the first time I have attempted such a different type of music. In every religion, people are trying to connect to god through music. This was my way of paying tribute to Jesus and play a small part in the celebration of Christmas and New Year," he says. The album contains the all time Christmas favouries including Joy to the world , The Lord is my Shepard , O come All ye faithful and Silent Night amongst others.

December 2007
Musical therapy to fight AIDS

An AIDS awareness campaign 'Lend your Voice for AIDS' was launched by Act Now India (ANI), a non-profit AIDS advocacy and organisation; and Saregama India Ltd, a leading music and entertainment company; UNAIDS and Delhi Public School (DPS) Society. The campaign is focused around a lyric writing contest and targets youth, particularly 14 to 25 year old. It is perceived that through the competition it will be easy to enthuse participation from school children and youth across the four metros - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chennai - and spread awareness about HIV/AIDS among this section of society that is both vulnerable and a key catalyst for the needed change.
Well-known supermodel, Padma Lakshmi along with Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan were present at the launch.

New Delhi December 2007
Amjad Ali Khan Concert, Wiener Konzerthaus, VIENNA (Europe Tour) October 2007

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan receives the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)

Amjad Ali Khan received an honourary doctorate by the Jamia Milia Islamia University for his contribution in the field of music. Khan Saheb could not attend the convocation where about 3000 students from various faculties were given away degrees as his was on tour in Europe. Mrs. Subhalakshmi Khan received the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) on his behalf from the HonourableVice President of India, Hamid Ansari in New Delhi.

October 2007
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash walk the ramp in Mumbai for Shantanu & Nikhil at the Chivas Fashion Tour
October 2007
Concert at The Fox Theater, Atlanta (US Tour) September 2007
Amjad Ali Khan at Queen Elisabeth Hall for India's Sixtieth Year Concert. Early this year, Mr. Khan featured in the Southbank Centre's recently launched the Royal Festival Hall hoardings project ‘Rankin's Front Row', where his photograph is included in the frieze that will run the length of the river façade of the Royal Festival Hall.

September 2007
Commissioner Moore presents a key to the city of Fort Lauderdale to Sarod master Amjad Ali Khan at the Amaturo Theater on the occasion of his performance in South Florida

September 2007
Watch Amjad Ali Khan's interview on
BBC World

0530 GMT on Saturday 25th August 2007
1830 GMT on Saturday 25th August 2007

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/programmes /hardtalk/
15 August 2007 Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform at the Central Hall of Parliament on the commemoration of India's 60th year of Independence in New Delhi.
The Khans take time out in Asilah. They performed at the Asilah Cultural Festival in Morocco in early August at the Asilah Palace.


August 2007
Amjad Ali Khan honoured by the Rabindra Bharti University of Kolkata with its highest honour, the Honourary D.Litt. the ceremony took place at a glittering ceremony at the residence of the university's founder, Rabindranath Tagore, on May 8. Amjad Ali Khan was travelling in the US at that point, so his wife Subhalakshmi Khan accepted the honour on his behalf. This is the fifth time that the classical musician has been bestowed with such high respect from different universities across the world.

May 2007
Amjad Ali Khan has been honoured with the "Key to the City"

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has been honoured with the "Key to the City" award by Tulsa, a city in the Oklahoma state of the United States for his "long-standing contribution" to classical music. Khan, along with his sons Amaan and Ayaan were also conferred honorary citizenship of the city by Mayor Kathy Taylor. The citation given with the award expressed "sincere appreciation" of his contribution to the promotion of classical music and also recognised his "outstanding performance" in the city of Tulsa, "providing a totally unique experience in Indian classical music and in supporting ongoing efforts to promote cultural ties between the city of Tulsa and India."

April 2007
Sennheiser electronic, one of the the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems, announced the launch of its India entity, Sennheiser Electronics India Private Limited. The occasion was attended by several high-level delegates including Ms Karin Sennheiser(C), shareholder of the parent organisation in Germany, Sennheiser GmbH & Co. KG. A scintillating sarod performance by young maestros Amaan Ali Bangash(R) and Ayaan Ali Bangash(L), using top-end Sennheiser equipment marked the brand’s entry into the Indian market.

Khans in Dubai December 2006
Abhisek Bachchan launches Truth. The new lounge album by Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Taj Lands End in Mumbai November 2006

Courtesy: nowrunning.com
Amjad Ali Khan at Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York October 2006.

Courtesy: The New York Times
Jack Vartoogian/FrontRowPhotos
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have been awarded MTV's Most stylish people in Music at the MTV Lycra Awards in Mumbai,

October 2006
Amjad Ali Khan at WOMAD Sori Festival, Korea, September 2006
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash walk for designer Manav Gangwani at the Wills India Fashion Week, New Delhi, August 2006.
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash walk the ramp for Manav Gangwani at the Wills India Fashion Week, New Delhi, August 2006.
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the WOMAD Rivermead Festival in Reading, UK July 2006
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Dharamshala, June 2006
Concert at Dewan Filharmonik, Kuala Lumpur

May 2006
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, Geneva,

April, 2006
Concerts at Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam,

March, 2006
Sydney Opera House, Australia,

March, 2006
Comman Wealth Games, Australia,

March, 2006
WOMADELAIDE, Australia,

March, 2006
Rajmata Gayatri Devi of the Jaipur Royal Family releases "Potraits of a Legend' at the Amjad Ali Khan Festival in New Delhi. Musical tributes were presented to the Maestro by Hari Haran, Shubha Mudgal, Gundecha Brothers, Rakesh Prasanna, Debjyoti Bose, Gurdev Singh, Sriram Umdekar, Sunil Saxena, Roop Kumar Sonali Rathod, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

November 2005
Amjad Ali Khan US Tour. Sept-Oct 2005
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan and Ayaan have just completed a ten city US Tour. They were accompanied on the Tabla by Sandeep Das.

Sept-Oct 2005
Biography’, a four cd album that encapsulates the lifetime achievements of one of the greatest artists of our times is launched by HMV. First in the series is Maestro Amjad Ali Khan. The Indian Minister of Information and Broadcast, Mr. Jaipal Reddy releases the album. Mrs Subhalakshmi Khan looks on. New Delhi

August 2005
Mr. Shah Rukh Khan released the album Reincarnation and gave the first copy to Maestro Amjad Ali Khan & Mrs. Subhalakshmi Khan. Amaan and Ayaan give copies to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mrs. Jaya Bachchan. Mumbai, August 2005.
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the launch of their album, Reincarnation; An Electronic Odyssey in Mumbai August 2005. Released in India by Music Today.
Last Segment at Esplande, Singapore July 2005
Victoria Hall, Geneva, July 2005
After the concert at Hummingbird Center of Performing Arts, Toronto July 2005
Before the concert at Kennedy Center, Washington DC June 2005
Tuning up at Salisbury Festival (Amjad Ali Khan and Amaan) May 2005
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash,  

Vienna May 2005
Royal Festiavl Hall Sound Check

May 2005
On the road May 2005
Sound check at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester May 2005
On Tour (Ayaan Ali Bangash) May 2005
Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash with Flautist Emanuel Pahud, Vienna

May 2005
After the concert at WOMAD, Madrid

May 2005
On Tour London, May 2005
Amaan and Ayaan at Indianapolis, April 2005
Amaan Ali Bangash, Derek Trucks of the  Allman Brothers Band and Ayaan Ali Bangash at Lucas Theater at the Savannah  Festival.

April 2005