San Anselmo, CA
Date and Time
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at 8:00pm
The 34th annual Mill Valley Film Festival will present a special evening of music on Saturday October 15th celebrating the life and work of the great master Indian musician and teacher, Ali Akbar Khan. The screening of the U.S. premiere of the documentary film Play Like a Lion: The Legacy of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan is one of the highlights of the 10-day film festival.
This concert will bring together award-winning world music artists who have been inspired and influenced by the “maestro” and whose music spans classical Indian to African and western fusion.
Musicians for the evening include:
-Ali Akbar Khan’s son Alam Khan on sarod accompanied by Salar Nader on tabla and Manik Khan on tampura
-Grammy-winning bassist Rob Wasserman & Friends
-Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist John Handy, who is featured in the film
-Master African drummer Kwaku Daddy accompanied by 10 drummers
-Grammy nominated singer and composer Sukhawat Ali Khan and Riffat Sultana (featured vocalist with Quincy Jones at the May 2011 Mawazine Festival, Morocco)
-And....special surprise local music legends who join the festival every year.
-Video greetings from Derek Trucks and Zakir Hussain
Saturday, October 15th 9pm (doors 8pm) at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley - Play Like a Lion: A Concert Honoring Ali Akbar Khan.
Tickets are $50 and are available online at mvff.com or by phone at 877-874-6833 or at the Rafael Film Center box office, 1118 4th St. San Rafael, the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, 85 Thockmorton Ave., and at 142 Throckmorton Theater day of show.