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Hariprasad Chaurasia - 69% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: World Music
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Zakir Hussain - 36% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Zakir Hussain Allarakha Qureshi, 9 March 1951, Bombay, India. The son of virtuoso tabla player Alla Rakha (b. 29 April 1919, Jammu, Kashmir, India, d. 3 February 2000), Hussain, predestined to uphold family traditions, began his initiation into the rhythmic complexities of Indian drumming as soon as he was able to sit. By the time he was 12 he had already accompanied many of Read more

Anoushka Shankar - 28% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Electronic & Ambient World Music
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Ghazal - 28% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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World music fusionists Ghazal comprises Kayhan Kalhor (Tehran, Iran; kamancheh or spike fiddle) and Shujaat Khan (b. India; sitar/vocals). They first collaborated in 1996, and a recording contract soon followed with world music specialists Shanachie Records. Their three albums in the late 90s blended traditional and classical influences, with all including contributions from Read more

L. Subramaniam - 27% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts World Music
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Shakti - 23% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Jazz
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Ravi Shankar - 20% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Classical Instrumental World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1920, Benares, India. The foremost exponent of Indian music, Shankar was largely responsible for introducing the sitar to western audiences. He began his career as a member of elder brother Uday’s music company, and was first recorded in 1936 playing esraj. In 1938 he gave up an interest in dance to study classical music under Guru Ustad Allauddin Khan of Mahair Read more

Vilayat Khan - 19% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: World Music
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Trilok Gurtu - 18% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 October 1951, Bombay, India. Coming from a musical family, Gurtu played tablas from the age of six and studied with Ahmed Jan Thirakwa. In 1965 he formed a percussion group with his brother, and credits John Coltrane’s Plays The Blues with inspiring him to play jazz. Seated on the floor to play he has incorporated devices such as dipping resonating gongs in water (a Read more

Chinmaya Dunster - 17% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: World Music
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Prem Joshua - 16% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Jazz New Age World Music
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Jai Uttal - 15% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: Electronic & Ambient New Age World Music
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Krishna Das - 11% match to Ali Akbar Khan

Genres: New Age World Music
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