Two events of note in the coming weeks at the Flato Markham Theatre spanning South Asian and Brazilian star artists. ‘The Sarod Project’ features South Asia’s ‘first family of the sarod’, with Amjad, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Kahn. Songlines Magazine called Amjad Ali Khan “One of the 20th century’s greatest masters of the Sarod” and there’s no doubt, he is a superstar of South Asian music. With his two sons, Amaan and Ayaan, this trio transcends a musical lineage of seven generations, making the instrument timeless.
The following week, they host Samba Exótico – The Assad Brothers with Romero Lubambo. Two of Brazil’s most celebrated classical guitarists team up with one of the country’s most sought after jazz guitarists for a remarkable evening of string virtuosity.
Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits w. Special Guest Kinobe
Saturday April 18th, Koerner Hall
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s concerts have been called magical. As a sarod virtuoso he is a superstar in India, revered for his expressive, vocalized playing. In his hands, the sarod’s 25 strings produce a rich palette of overtones mimicking the complex tone colours and expressive range of the human voice. With his two sons, Amaan and Ayaan, this trio transcends a musical lineage of seven generations, making the instrument timeless.
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