A Promenade Concert Featuring Sarod Maestros Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash to premiere on 30th April
In a bid to entertain the masses during an extended lockdown, courtesy to the COVID-19, Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Ustad Amaan Ali Bangash and Ustad Ayaan Ali Bangash are all set to premiere a live concert they've conducted earlier! Titled 'Concert For Hope – Sarod Concerto Samaagam', the stellar performance held at the prestigious Victoria Hall in Singapore was conducted by Tsung Yeh along with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra,
Delving into the proceedings of the concert in a tête-à-tête with the members of the illustrious Khan-Bangash family, Padma Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan imparts that Samaagam, derived from sanskrit, actually means confluence or the act of flowing together. 'Concert For Hope' has been organized with an aim to preserve the essence of both Indian and Western traditions to flow into each other with no artistic compromises... “Every raga has a soul and every musical note is the sound of God. In Samaagam 12 different ragas are presented. Some will make only a fleeting appearance; others will be explored for longer.”
“The aim is through this process to joyfully explore the common musical 'DNA' of both traditions. In an interesting fusion, of course,” says Ayaan Ali Bangash.
“We have used the orchestration of Indian ensemble music in the pre-Bollywood era as inspiration and have also looked back to the ancient Western tradition incorporating elements which, because of their antiquity, do not violate the rules of Indian music,” says Amaan Ali Bangash.
The 'Concert For Hope – Sarod Concerto Samaagam' is all set for a worldwide premiere on the official YouTube channel of Sarod Records on 30th April, 2020. Don't forget to tune in for a truly musical promenade concert.