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 […]

Fazal Qureshi in Conversation with Reginald Massey on 27th April 2016

The Allarakha Foundation in collaboration with the Nehru Centre (High Commission of India) presents; Music by Kiranpal Singh (Disciple of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma) on Santoor and Manjeet Rasiya (Disciple of Pandit Yogesh Samsi) on Tabla Followed by A Short film on Ustad AllaRakha and then Fazal Qureshi in conversation with Dr Sathi Ludhianvi. Unfortunately, music critic […]

Tribute to Ustad AllaRakha
29th April 2015

  Photo Gallery A tribute to Ustad AllaRakha by Taufiq Qureshi – (son of Ustad AllaRakha) – Multi percussionist Yogesh Samsi (disciple of Ustad AllaRakha) Shahbaz Khan (disciple of Ustad AllaRakha) Surjit Singh (disciple of Pt Ram Narayan) Vote of Thanks by Khurshid Aulia (Organiser) Date: 29th April 2015 Time: 6:30 PM Venue: The Nehru Centre […]

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 […]

Shardhanjali Remembering Ustad Allarakha

A JOURNEY IN THE OCEAN OF KATHAK Presenter: Mukti Shri DATE/TIME EVENT VENUE 18 June 2014 at 6:45 PM Details of the evening: Mukti Shri will walk through different facets of Kathak including its rich repertoire, expressions, compositions and importance of taal. This will be done through live performance with supporting musicians on the Tabla […]