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Interview: Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash

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Sons of sarod maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash represent the seventh generation of a musical lineage.

Taking the legacy of their illustrious father ahead, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash are making the sarod contemporary even as they ensure they do not lose sight of tradition.

The brothers who perform both as partners and solo, have to their credit several stage performances and collaborations which include American folk singer Carrie Newcomer, Indian American musician Karsh Kale, Grammy nominated violinist Elmira Darvarova, Joe Welsh and, most recently, Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash performing at the launch event of Icons of India by The Leela
Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash performing at the launch event of Icons of India by The Leela

The brothers who believe that music is the biggest wealth that they have inherited and are making sure they take this forward to the next generation through their compositions that are rooted in tradition and yet strike a chord with the younger audiences. Recently the duo was in Bengaluru as part of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts latest initiative, ‘Icons of India by The Leela’.

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