Sunday, June 21, 2009

Flowers of Evil

Yvette Mimieux & Ali Akbar Khan


marram62 said...

Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, the master Indian musician and composer who was a pivotal figure in introducing the music of his homeland to the West, has died. He was 87.

The legendary sarod player and teacher died of kidney failure Thursday night at his home in the Bay Area city of San Anselmo, according to an announcement on the website of the Ali Akbar College of Music, Khan's teaching facility in northern California. The announcement said Khan had been a dialysis patient since 2004 but was still teaching at the college until just two weeks ago.

Considered a "National Living Treasure" in India, Khan was the first Indian musician to be honored by the MacArthur Foundation with its so-called genius grant, which he received in 1991.

Branko said...

Thank for the music!
RIP Ali Akbar Khan

Anonymous said...

Thanx from Texas. luv it!