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Aashish Khan Debsharma (born 5 December 1939) is an Indian classical musician, a player of the Sarode. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006 in the ‘Best World Music‘ category for his album “Golden Strings of the Sarode“. He is also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Besides being a performer, composer, and conductor, he is also an adjunct professor of Indian classical music at the California Institute of the Arts, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, in the United States. […]
Aashish Khan grew up in Maihar and Calcutta performing Indian classical music among distinguished circles of connoisseurs. He gave his debut public performance at the age of 13, with his grandfather, on the All India Radio “National Program”, New Delhi, and in the same year, performed with his father and his grandfather at the “Tansen Music Conference“, Calcutta. Since then he has performed at major venues of classical music and world music both in the Indian subcontinent and abroad.
Aashish Khan is also a founder of the Indo-American musical group “Shanti” with tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain in 1969, and later, of the fusion group, “The Third Eye“. In “Shanti“, Aashish Khan is featured playing the acoustic Sarode sometimes through a fender guitar amplifier with vibrato effect.
Under Ravi Shankar, he has worked as a background artist on musical products for both film and stage, including Oscar Winner Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar, Parash Pathar, Jalsaghar, and Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi. He has also worked as a background artist with Maurice Jarre on John Huston’s film The Man Who Would be King, David Lean’s A Passage to India, and composed the music for Tapan Sinha’s films, Joturgriha (for which he received Best Film Score Award) and Aadmi Aurat.
During 1989–1990, Aashish Khan served as the Composer and Conductor for the National Orchestra of All India Radio, New Delhi, India, succeeding musical stalwarts like sitarist Ravi Shankar, and flautist Pannalal Ghosh.
Aashish Khan has collaborated with such diverse western musicians as John Barham, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Charles Lloyd, John Handy, Alice Coltrane, Emil Richards, Dallas Smith, Don Pope, Jorge Strunz, Ardeshir Farah, and the Philadelphia String Quartet. Ustad Aashish Khan is currently leading “Shringar” with notable New Orleans musicians such as Tim Green and Jason Marsalis. Shringar is the first foray of any classical Indian musician into the music culture of New Orleans, widely considered the Mecca of Jazz. His recordings include Wonderwall Music, Young Master of the Sarode, California Concert, Sarode and Piano Jugalbandi, Shanti, Live at the Royal Festival Hall London, Homage, Inner Voyage, Monsoon Ragas, The Sound of Mughal Court, and the latest, Jugalbandi Sarode & Sarangi Duet, with Ustad Sultan Khan. […]
Last updated on April 12, 2017