Ali Akbar Khan was an Indian Hindustani classical musician who played the sarod. Like many other musicians in this collection, he was also trained by his father. His father was a very famous musician and a very keen teacher! Sometimes his lessons started before dawn and lasted 18 hours!
Ali Akbar Khan was an important musician who helped popularise South Asian classical music in the West. He was very popular internationally and collaborated with many foreign musicians. Like his father, he also got into teaching and six of his children are also musicians now!
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