Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash
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Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, the two sons of the legendary Sarod Maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, have performed around the world and worked on numerous projects with their father (including numerous New Mexico performances). Representing the 7th generation in an unbroken chain of the Senia Bangash School, they have now emerged as esteemed artists in their own right who are moving forward in the music world on their own exciting journeys. Amaan Ali Bangash began performing publicly at the age of eight and made his debut abroad in 1986 at the Festival of India in Moscow. He has since released solo CDs, appeared on numerous recordings with his father and brother, (e.g. Sarod for Harmony, Live at Carnegie Hall) and has been a regular performer at Palais Beaux-Arts in Brussels, ESPLANADE in Singapore, Chicago Symphony Center, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, among other venues. He has composed music for film (American Daylight), collaborated with many diverse artists and also co-authored two books with his brother, including Abba-God's Greatest Gift To Us, about their father's life, and 50 Maestros 50 Recordings. He has been described as "having tuneful precision and bold, resonant strokes which speak to the importance of tradition and continuity in Indian Classical Music." Ayaan Ali Bangash, the younger of the brothers, has also been performing since his solo debut at the age of eight. With a confidence, clarity, consistency and technical mastery, he has, over the years, carved out a special niche for himself, his approach, vision and versatility making him something of an icon for youth in the music industry. His contribution in making the sarod a cross-over instrument in a variety of genres has projected him as an artist of high repute and, like his brother, he has performed at Palais Beaux-Arts in Brussels, ESPLANADE in Singapore, Chicago Symphony Center, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. He has released more than seven recordings, and has collaborated with a variety of artists, including guitarist Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers band, as well as composing music for film. He also ventured into electronica music with the release of his CD, Reincarnation, which remained on the charts for over thirteen weeks.