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Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in concert – Nov. 10, 2017

Celebrating 32 years of the Ali Akbar College of Music in Basel!

November 10, 2017, 8 PM at the Music Academy of Basel Switzerland

Ken Zuckerman – Sarod, and Swapan Chaudhuri – Tabla, will present an evening of improvisations in the classical ragas and talas of North India.

Gundecha Concert

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

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


The 32nd Annual Seminar will take place from November 7 – 13, 2017

The 32nd Annual Seminar will feature the following activities:

I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 7 – 13

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 7 – 13

III. Introductory Tabla Workshop: November 11 & 12

IV. Concert with Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in the Grosser Saal of the Musikakademie Basel : November 10

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I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 7 – 13

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 7 – 13

Our tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, will give classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Review classes will be given by Suranjana Ghosh, 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 11 & 12 , 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.
info@aliakbarcollege.org


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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With thanks and greetings! Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüssen!

Ken Zuckerman
Ali Akbar College of Music

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