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Tabla Seminar with Sankar Chowdhury – Spring, 2017

The annual spring Tabla Seminar with Sankar P. Chowdhury will take place again in 2017 from April 21 to July 16. Sankar has been a visiting teacher at the College for over 11 years and is greatly valued for his skilled and patient teaching.

Please contact the College for more information about Sankar’s schedule for the Spring of 2017.

You can directly register for the course here:


Vom 21. April bis 16. Juli 2017 findet unser Frühlings-Tabla-Seminar mit Sankar P. Chowdhury statt. Sankar ist seit mehr als 11 Jahren Gastlehrer am College und ist höchst bewertet für seine grossartige und geduldige Art zu unterrichten.

Für weitere Informationen über die Frühlingskurse 2017 kontaktieren Sie bitte das Ali Akbar College.

Sankar & Sean

Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri – “Salon de Musique”

November 25 & 26, 2016, 8 PM and November 27, 11 AM, in the “Salon de Musique” of the Ali Akbar College, Birmannsgasse 42.

Ken Zuckerman – Sarod, and Swapan Chaudhuri – Tabla, will present 3 intimate concerts of the classical ragas and talas of North India.

1 concert – Fr. 38.- (Students) Fr. 25.-
2 concerts- Fr. 65.- (Students) Fr. 40.-
3 concerts- Fr. 90.- (Students) Fr. 55.-

Please be sure to make reservations in advance, either by email (, or by calling the reservation phone line (061 273 93 02).

Gundecha Concert

For more information about Ken Zuckerman, please visit his website.

For more information about Swapan Chaudhuri, please visit his website.

The “Salon de Musique” gives listeners a unique opportunity to enjoy the subtleties of Indian music in an intimate atmosphere unencumbered by microphones, loudspeakers and crowded halls – an atmosphere similar to that which flourished in India for centuries under the patronage of the royal courts.

Video – Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ali Akbar College

The Ali Akbar College of Music – Switzerland recently celebrated 30 years of activities in Basel: 1985 – 2015. This video / photo / music documentary gives of glimpse of the activities of the College during the past three decades!

The 31st Annual Seminar will take place from November 17 – 24, 2016

The 31st Annual Seminar will feature the following activities:

I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 18 – 24

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 17 – 23

III. Introductory Tabla Workshop: November 19 & 20

IV. Concerts with Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in the Salon de Musique: November 25, 26 & 27


I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 18 – 24

This seminar will consist of classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Classes for each level will include tala exercises, vocal repertoire and instrumental workshops. The teachers for this seminar are Ken Zuckerman and Daniel Bradley.

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 18 – 24

Our tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, will give classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Review classes will be given by one of Swapanda’s advanced students.

Costs: Full participation for all 7 days, Sfr. 550.-, 6 days, Sfr. 500.-, 5 days, Sfr. 450.-, 3 days, Sfr. 350. Individual lessons cost Sfr. 70.-. In some cases, tuition reductions may be applied for.

III. Introductory Tabla Workshop: November 19 & 20 , 2016

The Introductory Weekend Tabla Seminar consists of activities geared towards beginners. Instructors include Harprit Singh and Bastian Pfefferli.

Schedule – Tabla: Saturday & Sunday 14.00 – 16.00
Costs: Fr. 60.- /Lesson, Fr. 100.- for 2 Lessons

Please contact the College with any questions about the seminar.

The words of Maestro Khan

In the following video clips, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan talks about music and his life. They are wonderful moments – enjoy!

“My father didn’t sleep for 40 years….”

What is music, real music?

“In music, every second is so important….”

“My father used to love me like anything…”

“These songs are not for entertainment…”

In the following clip, Ken Zuckerman performs with Maestro Khan and speaks about the meaning of becoming a disciple.

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With thanks and greetings! Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüssen!

Ken Zuckerman
Ali Akbar College of Music

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