Veli gets Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s International school of Music!

Two years ago, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan had proposed to begin a music academy in the state, if the government offered a suitable place.

Ace music maestro and Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s International school of music will come up at Veli in the State capital.

The state government has initiated the proceedings to finalize 2 acres of land for the proposed music school said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. He was speaking during the presentation of Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram, instituted by the state government, to the sarod maestro at a function organized at Durbar Hall.

The proposed music school will up come at 2 acres of land at Veli in Trivandrum.

Two years ago, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan had proposed to begin a music academy in the state, if the government offered a suitable place.

“I have always enjoyed coming to Trivandrum, right from the first time I came here to perform for the Soorya festival. Two years ago, while I was here to present the award to Dakshinamoorthy ji, the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was kind enough to announce that he would give me two acres to set up my school of music. As soon as I get the official papers of the land, I plan to start work on the school” Khan said.

The International School of Music will promote Kerala in the field of art and also help develop the skills of youth.

The International School of Music will promote Kerala in the field of art and also help develop the skills of youth. The school would be under the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi but would have separate body to govern it. The international academy will have a concert hall and hostel facilities too.

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International school of music will take students of all streams of music such as Hindustani, Carnatic, Western as well as instruments and percussionists. Project when realized will be the first international institute in the country dedicated to music.

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