Scientists have proved that there is no such a thing as a music gene, and musical prowess cannot be passed on genetically. They were obviously not aware of a man named Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan. He's passed off his brilliance not once but twice to the next generation.
All the true music cognoscenti use Ustaad's name synonymously with Sarod. Now, the next generation has taken over with the same intensity and skill as the earlier. Amaan and Ayaan, Ustad's two able sons have already held their forte by releasing more than 10 albums of their own.
This teak instrument becomes a veritable magical mystery orchestra in the hands of geniuses like them, its multiple sympathetic strings soaking the slides and sustained notes of the ragas which they perform in rich multiple layers of sound.
The brothers have multi-faceted talent as well. They've hosted many shows like Top Drive on Star World, and the program that took their fame to a new level, Sa Re Ga Ma on Zee. Their immense talent bundled into their charismatic personalities, and those infectious smiles, have made these maestros instant heartthrobs of the nation.
The best part about them is the heights to which they can take the audience while performing live. They're known to spellbind huge crowds with awe-inspiring tunes and immaculate display of the hold over the instrument. They've been touring since they were eight years old, so undoubtedly, they're the best when they play for a live audience.
We will have the pleasure of seeing these maestros perform for an exclusive crowd (exclusive = whoever pays for the ticket) at ISB on Valentine's Day. Classy event and classy crowds will make for a perfect evening with your loved ones. Make sure you don't miss out on it. The passes are priced at Rs. 500.
Please contact the ISB at 2300-7000 for further details.