Ali Akbar College of Music

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Ali Akbar College of Music, San Rafael location, in June 2014.

The Ali Akbar College of Music (AACM) is the name of three schools founded by Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan to teach Indian classical music.[1] The first was founded in 1956 in Calcutta, India. The second was founded in 1967 in Berkeley, California, but moved to its current location in San Rafael, California[2] the next year. The third was founded in 1985 in Basel, Switzerland and is run by Khan's disciple Ken Zuckerman.

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  1. ^ Jon Thurber (20 June 2009). "Ali Akbar Khan dies at 87; sarod player helped bring Indian music to U.S." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  2. ^ "The School". Ali Akbar College of Music. Retrieved 2012-12-30.

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Coordinates: 37°58′27″N 122°32′32″W / 37.9741°N 122.54231°W / 37.9741; -122.54231