We are not entertainers: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

By Ruchika Kher

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, whose new album attempts a unique mix of Indian classical and Western orchestra, says he is not an entertainer and likes to perform only for those who respect the art.

"I have performed around the world and one thing is constant everywhere, the audience comprises more youngsters, which is a very good sign. It shows that youth is equally interested in the sarod as compared to other instruments," Khan told IANS in a telephonic interview from Chennai.

His new album "Sarod Symphony" is unique as it combines the sounds of Indian classical and Western orchestra.

The 64-year-old musician, who was born into a musical family and has been p