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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Madame Tussauds museum will make its foray in India soon. It will open its doors to the public on December 1. It is placed within the complex of Regal Cinema in Connaught Place. This is the 23rd Madame Tussauds museum worldwide. It will house statues of famous celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, […]
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
Mrs Khurshid Aulia of the Allarakha Foundation has had a wonderful audience with SatGuru Maharaj of Namdhari Sangat.
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 […]
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 […]
The AllaRakha Foundation and the AllaRakha Family mourns the passing away of Pandit Ravi Shankar (April 7, 1920 – Dec 11, 2012), the virtuoso sitar maestro and a very close family friend. Our condolences go to his family and friends.