Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This is a rare photograph taken circa 1910-1015 in Kolkata.  It demonstrates the association between many great masters and the Etawah gharana.  This photo speaks volumes of the history of these renowned masters and the musical influence that Ustad Imdad Khan and later his son Ustad Enayat Khan had on many great musicians of that time.  This can be heard abundantly in their recordings from early 1904 until 1935.
(l-r: Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan (sitar), Ustad Enayat Khan (surbahar), center-Ustad Imdad Khan (sitar), Ustad Wahid Khan (surbahar), far right-Ustad Sakawat Hussain Khan (sarod)