Global Music Series
Amjad Ali Khan, sarod
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 pm
Amjad Ali Khan will be making his UMS debut this season, performing with his two sons, the seventh generation of musicians in their family. Amjad gave his first recital at age 6. He was taught to play by his father and guru, the great Kaafiz Ali Khan. In his case, the term “beauty of the Ragas” acquires a special meaning as he has to his credit the distinction of having created many new Ragas. It is his love for music and his belief in his music that has enabled him to interpret traditional notions of music in new and refreshing ways, reiterating the challenge of innovation and yet respecting the timelessness of tradition.