Maestro Ali Akbar Khan’s Centennial Celebrations
A Year-Long Event

Some of Indian classical music’s brightest performers are joining together to celebrate Maestro Ali Akbar Khan’s 100th birthday.

These performances will be hosted online by the Ali Akbar College of Music—a non-profit organization seeking to spread the teachings of this ancient tradition to any and all who wish to learn. For more information about upcoming events throughout this Centennial year, please visit

November 19, 2022 Concert Information

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AAK Centennial

AACM Welcomes Guest Faculty Vocalist
Samarth Nagarkar


Samarth Nagarkar will be teaching a Hindustani classical vocal (khayal) intermediate-advanced class at the AACM as a guest faculty this fall. This will be a limited series of 8 classes between 9/13/2022 and 11/1/2022.

The course covers the following aspects:

  1. Voice technique
  2. Swar lagaav and raga swaroop – note accents and raga
  3. Traditional method of singing a vilambit khayal composition
  4. Techniques and methods of developing alaap within a khayal
  5. Understanding and decoding a Drut khayal composition
  6. Taan patterns and co-relation between taan and taal

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Welcome to the
Ali Akbar College
of Music

The College specializes in teaching Sarode, Sitar, and Tabla at the highest professional level in the North Indian classical tradition.

2022 – 2023 Sessions


February 13 – April 9

April 23 – June 18

July 5 – August 28

September 12 – November 5

November 21 – February 5


February 20 – April 16

May 1 – June 25

July 10 – September 3

September 18 – November 12

November 27 – February 5

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Our thanks to the following organizations for their generous support:
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
The San Francisco Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Hewlett Foundation