Indian Classical Musician Amjad Ali Khan and Sons Perform Live
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A five-time Latin Grammy-winner who picked up his latest in 2013 for the album Soy Flamenco, famed guitar master Tomatito brings his sextet to San Francisco for a performance featuring the exciting young dancer Paloma Fantova. Known for his abundant stage charisma and impeccable musical technique -- not to mention his long wavy locks -- Tomatito accompanied legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla for two decades until his death in '92. The man born as José Fernández Torres has also collaborated with artists as varied as Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Chick Corea and more. Experience an artist the Miami Herald declared "one of Spain's greatest guitarists" live at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Learn More
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Featured review from Hello from SF
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We really enjoyed the show, the first half more than the second, which is when the speakers/sound were incredibly unbalanced. For some reason, the older son Amaan kept requesting his speaker to be louder and louder, which washed out the tabla player's performance -- yikes! I don't think the sarod calls for blaring speakers. Amjad Ali Khan is a master, his younger son, Ayaan, comes next in my opinion -- he has a subtle genius about his performance. Amaan is more of a rockster and he OR the sound technicians, need to be aware of striking the right audio balance so the audience can truly hear all of the musicians -- including the tabla player -- harmonize.
Quotes & Highlights
- Learn more about the artists at their <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sarod.com">website</a>.
- "Amjad Ali Khan may be a master of the sarod rather than the guitar,but once he had built up to the crescendo of his solo set - improvising furiously around the melody line with repeated, rapid-fire playing and then letting his equally frantic tabla player take over - it was easy to see why great Indian music can be as exciting as classic blues and rock." --<em>The Guardian</em>
- "Widely considered to be the greatest sarodist active today, Khan showed immense versatility as well as subtlety." --<em>Washington Post </em>
He was all of six years old, when Amjad Ali Khan gave his first recital of Sarod. It was the beginning of yet another glorious chapter in the history of Indian classical music. Taught by his father and guru, the great Haafiz Ali Khan of Gwalior, Amjad Ali Khan was born to the illustrious Bangash lineage rooted in the Senia Bangash School of music. Today he shoulders the sixth generation inheritance of this legendary lineage. After his debut, the career graph of this musical legend took the speed of light, and on its way the Indian classical music scene was witness to regular and scintillating bursts of Raga supernovas. His two sons, Amaan Ali Phan and Ayaan Ali Khan, each a gifted musician in his own right, will join him in this performance.