Dilbag Singh Ji and Gulbag Singh Ji

In addition to some of the Asian Classical music stars that we have come across in previous posts, the world famous brothers, Dilbag and Gulbag Singh were among the visiting musicians that came to play and teach at the Asian School of Music. They performed a number of vastly successful concerts at the school, inspiring students of all ages to progress in their learning of the art of Asian music! Today, the legacy of the brothers will live on in many, including those students who were lucky enough to see the brothers play at the Asian School of Music.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Following on from yesterday’s post surrounding Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan, it makes sense that we take a look at Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who was considered by many to be the greatest Asian music vocalist to have ever walked the earth. In 1985, after Nusrat had been signed by Oriental Star Agencies, he came to Manchester and performed at the Asian School of Music. Coming under the umbrella organisation of Chase Music who specialise in digital pianos and electric keyboards, offering the best prices on the market, the Asian School of Music was honoured to have Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan as a performer and teacher at the school. Today, the Asian School of Music is still based at its original Manchester base, which is now the headquarters of the Chase Direct music shop, where you can find a whole range of electronic pianos including the Chase P40 and the Chase P55. Continue reading “Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan”

Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan at the Asian School of Music

Ustad Bade Fateh Ali Khan was once a regular at the Manchester based Asian School of Music. The Asian school of Music, as known by some, is the sister school of the London synthesiser school which comes under the umbrella of Chase Music, known for their world class, top of the line digital pianos. Now specialising in top range electric pianos and digital keyboards, it has been a while since the establishment was graced by Bade Fateh Ali Khan, but in his heyday he performed concerts of a world class standard in the recital hall of the Asian School of Music.

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The Asian School of Music from the Beginning

The Asian School of Music was founded in 1985 by musician and businessman, Amrik Singh, and has proved to be an ever popular organisation ever since. With guest musicians such as the likes of Ustad Bade Feteh Ali Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sardar Gulbag Singh, and Sardar Dilbag Singh, and many more, the Asian School of Music meets the absolute highest standards of Asian music. The Asian School of Music grew and developed from its sister school, the London Synthesiser School. Also founded by Amrik Singh, the London based Synthesiser school was also the top of its class and attracted worldwide attention and received a number of awards for both its performances, and its products as well as providing instruments to British bands of high acclaim such as Queen, Madness, and Kate Bush. A visitor to the Asian School of Music Continue reading “The Asian School of Music from the Beginning”