May 21, 2018

Ali Akbar Khan and Zakir Hussain: live in San Diego, California on 1980-10-17

This is one of two live recordings of Ali Akbar Khan and Zakir Hussain recorded in the fall of 1980 which I will be uploading in the next few days. 

This one is from venue at SDSU in San Diego, California. The next upload will be from a concert in Stockholm, Sweden on 1980-11-15. 


Ali Akbar Khan and Zakir Hussain
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
October 17, 1980

Ali Akbar Khan: sarod
Zakir Hussain: tabla
Mary Johnson: tanpura

Total time: 76 minutes, 32 seconds

This tape was transferred (from an analog cassette recorded at the mixing desk) by legendary audio collector Jack Warner, who graciously shared his transfer. Thank you, Jack!


  1. Wow thanks very much for posting this and thanks to Jack too!

  2. Richard, thanks so very much for posting this very rare and equally excellent recording. It has what seems to be a rather unusual raga on track three (at least I do not believe I have ever heard that scale used before). Very interesting listening, and as always, Khansahib has again found his way to the heart of all of us who are ready to listen.