Episode #879

Vaults: Aashish Khan

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

For this New Sounds From the Vaults, we go back to 1992 for a live performance by sarod virtuoso Aashish Khan. The renowned son of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and the descendent in a line of great Indian musicians, Aashish bridged some of the very first Indo-American collaborations, with the groups Shanti, and later, Third Eye. He’s also worked with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Alice Coltrane, to name but a few, and worked with music for both film and stage, including “Gandhi” and “A Passage to India.” We’ll hear Aashish Khan performing with tabla player Ray Spiegel, and sample some of his other cross-cultural works. Also, later this month (August 26th) at Symphony Space, Aashish Khan performs together with his brother Alam (also on sarod) a concert of music by their father Ali Akbar Khan.
» More about "The Spirit of Sarode" at Symphony Space, 8/26/2006

PROGRAM #879, with Aashish Khan (Original airdate: October 26, 1992)

Aashish Khan Inner Voyage "Inner Voyage" [9:30] Inner Voyage label Order online through the World Music Institute store:
Aashish Khan and Ray Spiegel live "Raga Jhinjoti in Teental" [21:30] This performance not commercially available.
Aashish Khan Inner Voyage "Under the Stars" [7:30] See above.

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