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A short documentary with Ustad Alla Rakha Khan broadcast by Network East (UK) in 1989. HTML tutorial

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Latest Events

Few of the latest events hosted by the AllaRakha foundation

100th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Tabla Legend

The AllaRakha Foundation Presents Two Days of 100 Birth Anniversary of Tabla Legend. Ustad AllaRakha’s musical celebration by his sons. Fazal Qureshi on 8th June and Taufiq Qureshi on 9th June     Event on the  8th June 2019 – Fazal Qureshi paying homage to his Guru and Father with artist from India and UK. Sarangi […]


The Allarakha Foundation In Collaboration With The Nehru Centre, High Commission of India Presents Barsi Events Date : 27TH APRIL 2018 The event starts with the Namdhari Ensemble presenting a Composition by Sat Guruji Jagjit Singh Maharaji. This if followed by Shikhar Naad Qureshi on Djembe, Son and disciple of Taufiq Qureshi and Grandson of Ustad AllaRakha. He is Accompanied […]


R a i n m a k e r A Rhythmic Journey with Talvin Singh and Shri Taufiq Qureshi, featuring Balwant Singh and Roopa Panesar on Friday 25th August, 2017 at Kings Place, London. Doors 7:30pm Tickets £20 This event is supported by The Allarakha Foundation and Saaz Music Circle   See below for event details.

The Essence of RhyDhum – Workshop with Taufiq Qureshi on the of 5th August 2017

Jagjit Arts in Association with the AllaRakha Foundation present The Essence of RhyDhum – Workshop with Taufiq Qureshi on 5th August 2017 This workshop will also provide local performers the opportunity to be recognised by Taufiq Qureshi  

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Latest news and information from the AllaRakha Foundation

Bollywood Film Music Score by Ustad Allarakha

Ustad AllaRakha was not only a great Table but he was also a great singer and composer too. He composed nearly 45 film scores of Bollywood files in the 40s and until the 70s. He left the film world to concentrate fully on his love of “Tabla and his Punjab Gharana” (school of style). He […]

A Homage to Abbaji on his Barsi, 3rd Feb 2018

The event, ‘A Homage to Abbaji – Ustad Allarakha’ began right from his 1st Barsi on February 3rd 2001, as a tribute to a great Master, a revered Guru and a doting Father. This iconic event has become one of the highlights in the musical performances calendar. February 3rd 2018 will be no exception, when […]

It’s Here: The Book on Zakir Hussain We’ve All Been Waiting For…

Tabla virtuoso, composer and percussionist Zakir Hussain is an international music phenomenon. The eldest son of the legendary Ustad Allarakha, Zakir gave his first public concert at the age of seven and was immediately hailed a child prodigy. In later years, his masterful dexterity and creative genius led to his becoming one of the most […]

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain at the Barbican

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain explores how Jazz influenced the popular music of India alongside Dave Holland and Chris Potter. A true master of the Indian Classical tradition – Zakir Hussain’s hypnotic percussive playing is unmistakable. Refusing to be confined to the music of his homeland, throughout the years he has embarked on a multitude of […]