We have never taken any concert for granted: Ayaan Ali Bangash

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Indian sarod player Ayaan Ali Bangash says he and his brother Amaan Ali have never taken any concert they have performed at for granted.

Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2005, awarded with Lycra Style Award from MTV India in 2006 and having performed at various concerts across the globe, Ayaan believes that “you are as old as your last concert and every concert is the first concert of your life”.

“We have been fortunate to have played all over the world in some great venues. The ones I love are Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Sydney Opera House and so many in Europe. We have been very fortunate to have received so much love and adulation from music lovers all over the world. It’s such a long journey… Sky is the limit,” Ayaan told IANS.

“The main mantra is that we have never taken any concert for granted. You are as old as your last concert and every concert is the first concert of your life. Every field has its low and high phases,” he added.

The brothers, who are sons of sarod exponent Amjad Ali Khan, have collaborated with music label Saregama for Saregama Classical Studio. Their father is a part of it as well.

Saregama Classical Studio, which was launched last month has legends of Indian classical music come together in a video series putting forth India’s cultural strength on a global stage through their Saregama classical mobile application.

The Classical Studio has artistes like Pandit Jasraj, Ajay Prasanna, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Bickram Ghosh among others performing at mesmerising locations across India such as Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, Mehrangarh Fort, Hawa Mahal and Panch Rathas.

–IANS

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