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The 33rd Annual Seminar will take place from Nov. 13 to 19, 2018

The 33rd Annual Seminar will feature the following activities:

I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 13 – 19

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 13 -19

III. Concert with Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in the Grosser Saal of the Musikakademie Basel : November 17


I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 13 -19

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, assisted by Nadia Oberli and Vittoria Pagani.

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 13 – 19

Our tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, will give classes for beginning, intermediate and 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.

Please contact the College with any questions about the seminar.

2018 Seminar announcement

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Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri, Nov. 17th in Basel

Ken and Swapan Jethu Event November 17 2018 v7

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We are happy to announce the annual concert of Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri that will take place on November 17, 2018 in the Grosser Saal of the Musik Akademie, Basel. Ken & Swapan have been performing together for over 35 years and their music is also greatly influenced by their long association with the master of sarod, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

Wir freuen uns, Sie über das alljährliche Konzert von Ken Zuckerman – Sarod & Swapan Chaudhuri – Tabla informieren zu können, das am 17. November 2018 im Großen Saal der Musik Akademie, Basel stattfinden wird. Ken & Swapan treten seit über 35 Jahren zusammen auf und ihre Musik ist u.a. stark durch die langjährige Verbindung mit dem Meister der Sarod, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, beeinflusst und geprägt.

To watch one of Ken & Swapans’ videos please click here.

For more about Ken Zuckerman visit his Website.

For more about Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri visit his Website.

Tabla Seminar with Sankar Chowdhury – Spring, 2018

The annual spring Tabla Seminar with Sankar P. Chowdhury took place again in 2018 from April 21 to July 17. Sankar has been a visiting teacher at the College for over 15 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 2019.

Student Recital 2016, kid

Vom 21. April bis 17. Juli 2018 hat unser Frühlings-Tabla-Seminar mit Sankar P. Chowdhury stattgefunden. Sankar ist seit mehr als 15 Jahren Gastlehrer am College und ist höchst bewertet für seine grossartige und geduldige Art zu unterrichten.

Für weitere Informationen über die Frühlingskurse 2019 kontaktieren Sie bitte das Ali Akbar College.

Sankar & Sean

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 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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We would be happy to keep you informed about our upcoming concerts and seminars.
Just click below to join our mailing list.

Wir würden Sie gerne auf dem laufenden halten über unsere kommenden Konzerte und Seminare. Klicken sie auf den Link unten, um in unsere Mailing-Liste aufgenommen zu werden.

With thanks and greetings! Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüssen!

Ken Zuckerman
Ali Akbar College of Music

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