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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


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  

Annual event featuring Taufiq Qureshi on the 28th April 2017

The AllaRakha Foundation in collaboration with the Nehru Centre, presents the annual anniversary event. In homage to Tabla legend – Ustad AllaRakha on 28th April 2017. Participation by Taufiq Qureshi, son of the illustrious Tabla Legend Ustad AllaRakha. Namdhari ensemble presenting compositions by His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji Maharaj. Singers Jai Kaur Jheeta Gurnam […]

Tana Derna Tana (Ta Dhaa)

A musical tribute by Taufiq Qureshi to his father Ustad AllaRakha The music for “Tana Derna Tana” was originally composed by Ustad Allarakha, he also sang in the piece and his bol can be heard on the track. Taufiq Qureshi‘s technical genius has blended the the original piece into a modern ensemble giving an impression that […]

News and Information

Latest news and information from the AllaRakha Foundation

Kishori Amonkar

The Allarakha Foundation and Family mourn the passing of the renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar of the Jaipur gharana. She sadly passed away in Mumbai, late on Monday (03 April 2017) after a brief illness. Our condolences go to all her family and friends. More details available here

An Audience with SatGuru Maharaj of Namdhari Sangat

Mrs Khurshid Aulia of the Allarakha Foundation has had a wonderful audience with SatGuru Maharaj of Namdhari Sangat.

Sitara Devi, the Kathak Queen

The AllaRakha Family deeply mourns the sudden passing away of Sitara Devi, the Kathak queen, on the 25th of Nov 2014. Sitara Devi was born in Calcutta in 1920 and moved to Mumbai at the age of 11. She became a leading Kathak dancer and helped bring the dance form to Bollywood. Rabindranath Tagor described […]

U Srinivas

The AllaRakha Foundation and the AllaRakha Family mourn the sudden passing away of the renowned musician U Srinivas (Feb 28, 1969 – Sept 19, 2014). Srinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook. He will truly be missed. We offer our condolences to his family […]