Delhi Govt Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced
The Delhi Government has decided to confer 'Lifetime Achievement Awards' for the year 2011-12 to eminent writer Ruskin Bond, renowned Sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and noted classical singer Girija Devi. In the past, the Sahitya Kala Parishad under the Delhi government conferred the lifetime achievement award, which was instituted in 2004-05 on eminent personalities like M. S. Subbulakshmi, Ebrahim Alkazi, Kapila Vatsyayan, Zohra Sehgal and Bhimsen Joshi. December 2011
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash perform at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York as a part of their US Fall tour. October 2011
Wall Street Journal
with Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash
Everything Is Everywhere
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Available Light Records
A love for haunting melody lines, an attraction to compelling rhythms and a sense of deep spiritual grounding are the connecting threads in this new collaborative project between folk singersongwriter Carrie Newcomer and the famous Indian family of sarod players, Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
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By JAN FAIRLEY, August 2011
EVERYTHING IS EVERYWHERE Releases
Everything is Everywhere, a brand new collaborative project between Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash and folk singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer. A love for haunting melody lines, an attraction to compelling rhythms and a sense of deep spiritual grounding are the connecting threads in this new collaborative project. Everything is Everywhere is the aural embodiment of East meets West with an elegant and extraordinary bridge between Indian classical tradition and Western songwriting form. Amjad Ali Khan, Carrie Newcomer, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash are accompanied by Grammy nominated percussionist Jim Brock and pianist Gary Walters on this album. The album releases in India in August 2011 and releases in United States in October 2011.
Watch the promo: http://vimeo.com/27324107
A musical tribute to Tagore
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash paid a musical tribute on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Tagore at Science City Auditorium.
Kolkata, August 2011
Subhalakshmi Khan Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award
Subhalakshmi Khan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Art by the veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee in Kolkata. “She gave up her career just to give us peace and harmony. She has a knack for creativity and when we were approached for conferring the Lifetime achievement honour on her, she was in two minds. But then we all pressured Subhalakshmi to accept the prestigious honour from West Bengal, a state which acknowledges artists” Amjad Ali Khan said. Early years saw Subhalakshmi trained in the Manipuri style of dance which won her distinction for her ability to execute this graceful style from the North East of India. She joined the most famous dance institution 'Kalakshetra' in Madras headed by the legendary Rukmani Devi Arundale, an eminent danseuse of her time. Subhalakshmi graduated in 'Bharatnatyam' with a five year diploma course in first class honours and proceeded to do her two year post graduation in which she passed out with distinction in 1967. A seriously gifted artist Subhalakshmi's style imparted the unmistakable stamp of Kalakshetra, the highly conservative Academy. All her dance revealed her superb training and technical perfections. Intrinsic clarity of her foot work in the range and nuances of her execution showed Subhalakshmi's artistic display, a maturity beyond her years.
Kolkata, August 2011
West Bengal confers Banga Vibhushan Award upon Amjad Ali Khan
The West Bengal Government presented Banga Vibhushan Award to the nine distinguish persons in the field of performing arts, cinema, and sports at a function in Kolkata. The State Governor
Mr. M.K. Narayanan conferred the award in presence of State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Pijen Mukhopadhayay actress Supriya Devi, actor Haradhan Bandhopadhyay, Noted Singer Manna De and a few others.
Kolkata, July 2011
RAYMOND WEIL FELICITATES
Amaan Ali Bangash
Swiss brand Raymond Weil further strengthened its luxury watch bouquet in the country by felicitating four individuals from different walks for their achievements over the years at the launch of their new collection of timepieces titled Freelancer. "This timepiece gives a nod to those independent professionals wishing to remain masters of their destiny. Going by its ethos of achievement and strength of character, we are today pleased to offer the range to four achievers," explained Olivier Bernheim, CEO and President, Raymond Weil as he gifted a timepiece to designer Raghavendra Rathore, sarod maestro Amaan Ali Bangash, supermodel Indrani Dasgupta and author William Dalrymple. New Delhi, May 2011
Amjad Ali Khan, Amartya Sen and Jogen Chowdhury honoured
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and renowned painter Jogen Chowdhury were conferred with lifetime achievement awards by luxury accessories maker Mont Blanc and Dakshinee, a premier music academy in Kolkata. The honour was conferred on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Nobel laureate and eminent economist Amartya Sen will also be honoured with the lifetime achievement award in the US by a Mont Blanc representative. Kolkata, May 2011
The North Bengal University conferred the DLitt degree to Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan at the annual convocation in Siliguri. The University Grant Commission plans to set up a department as well as a centre of fine arts and music in honour of the Sarod maestro in North Bengal University. April 2011
Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Bangash completed a six city tour of Canada. The inaugural concert took place at Musee de la Civilisation Theatre in Ottawa, ON. They were accompanied by Vineet Vyas and Satyajit Talwalkar on Tablas. March 2011
Khans with Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper at the Year of India Inauguration at Musee de la Civilisation Theatre in Ottawa. March 2011
Inauguration of Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan Road in New Delhi
A road in the name of the monumental icon of Indian classical music, Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan Saheb was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister, Smt. Sheila Dikshit on 10th of February at PWD Road. This is the 2nd entry road to Nizamuddin Railway Station. This is the only road named after an artist after Tansen and Thyagaraja in the capital city. This road is about 300 metres long. February 2011
Amaan Ali Bangash performs at the 59th Dover Lane Music Festival in Kolkata January 2011
Amjad Ali Khan concludes the 59th Dover Lane Music Festival in Kolkata January 2011
Amjad Ali Khan receives the Swami Vivekananda National Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ambika Soni January 2011