RIP Ali Akbar Khan (1922 – 2009)

RIP Ali Akbar Khan (1922 – 2009)

via Psychedelic Music of India

Psychedelic Music of India is an album by Ali Akbar Khan released on El records.

Here is a recording of a live concert at the Ali Akbar College 1981.


Ali Akbar Khan (April 14, 1922 – June 19, 2009) was an Indian sarod player. Khan was the first Indian musician to record an LP album of Indian classical music in the United States and to play sarod on American television. He came to prominence during the first and second waves of world music, otherwise known as the cultural appropriation of non-western music.

Recordings to seek out are In Concert 1972[1] by Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan on Apple Records and Karuna Supreme[2] on MPS Records.