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Sarod maestro Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan: Video Interview

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Even before Ustad Haafiz Ali (1888–1972) Khan gave Sarod his magic touch at a public performance, the atmosphere used to become electric. Tall, massive fair with a neatly trimmed beard, Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan was more than handsome. He was overwhelming with his charming manners and large eyes, as…

Birju Maharaj on his early life and times

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemailKathak Maestro Birju Maharaj in a rare interview tells the story of his early life, his legendry father Achchan Maharaj and mother Mahadev. He also talks about a concert in Jhansi where disruptive audience were in no mood to listen to a classical artist, but the mood changed when…

Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: inventor of Mohan Veena

Share itFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail“How I invented Mohan Veena” Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishamohan Bhatt recently mesmerised a packed house in London’s  Kensington Great Hall in a concert organised by a London Indian classical group the Note Asia Foundation. Critics said this was one of the finest performances by the great maestro, who…