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Music Festival 2014 Part 2

Featured Program:

1. "Meet The Artist"

Time: 5:30 PM

An exclusive interactive on-stage interview with Mrs Shubhalakshmi Khan followed by Q&A from the audience. Shubhalakshmi Khan, the wife of legendary Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, was herself an acclaimed BharataNatyam Dancer. She learned Bharata Natyam in Kalakshetra, the famous dance institute in Chennai and received her training under the close supervision of guru Rukmini Arndale. In an interview with India Today, Khan Saab, as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is called respectfully and affectionately, said - "She was a great dancer! Seeing her on stage, I immediately felt that God had sent her for me!'

Subhalakshmi did a world wide tour of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, West Germany, England, France, Belgium and Holland, leaving behind an enthralled audience.

Through this interview segment, we would like to connect with her artistic self  and the Khan Family of music. She will also bring her perspective on the current musical scene in India and abroad and how it can resonate with our second generation - the young children, especially those who are raised far away from the country they are culturally connected to. Few questions from the audience will also be accepted.

2. The Sarod Project

Start Time: 6.15 PM

Sanskriti Music Festival proudly presents Maestro Amjad Ali Khan Live in Concert

Amjad Ali

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the Sarod Maestro, shoulders the sixth generation inheritance of a legendary lineage. He was trained by his father and Guru, Ustad Hafeez Ali Khan of Gwalior.He is one of the undisputed masters of this Instrument.He is the recipient of Padmashree, Padma Bhushan and Padma Bibhushan and was also awarded Sangeet Natak Academy award.He was invited to speak and perform at the United Nations on March 24, 2014, by the Music For Peace initiative of UN Academic Impact.

The Guardian, London, once reported about his show - "It was like watching an Indian classical answer to Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker crashing through their favourite Robert Johnson covers at the Cream revival earlier this month. Amjad Ali Khan may be a master of the sarod rather than the guitar,but once he had built up to the crescendo of his solo set - improvising furiously around the melody line with repeated, rapid-fire playing and then letting his equally frantic tabla player take over - it was easy to see why great Indian music can be as exciting as classic blues and rock."

Ayan Ali Khan and Aman Ali Khan

These two sons of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan have already established their authority in the Indian Classical music and are poised to carry forward seven generation of musical legacy of the Senia Bangash School.


Tickets for both events, Music Fest 1 and Music Fest 2, will be available from May 3, 2014. Tickets will be available via our online event management system. All seats are assigned. Seat numbers will be issued while purchasing the tickets online. Paper tickets need to be collected from the onsite ticket booth on the day of the event by showing the email receipt of the reservation.  Tickets are non-refundable. Children 6 years and under NOT occupying a seat enter FREE.


Seat Rows Price Location
B - C $100 Main Floor
D,E, $65 - SOLD OUT! Main Floor
F,G,H,J,K $50 - SOLD OUT!! Main Floor
All Other Rows from L $40 Main Floor
AA - EE $40 Balcony
FF - KK $30 Balcony

Durga Puja 2016 in Retrospect

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