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Rap has gone global but there's still very few instances where the realms of rap and world music meet. Marrying hip-hop with classical Indian music, the newly formed group A.E.S., bridges that gap. Featuring Eligh, an independent hip-hop artist known for genre experimentation, Alam Khan on the 25-stringed fretless instrument called the sarode, and Salar Nader on the Indian drum known as the tabla.

Alam and Salar are two musicians of the highest caliber bringing Indian Classical Music to a new generation of listeners.  Alam is the son of the late legendary Maestro Ali Akbar Khan.  Ali Akbar Khan was known as the greatest Sarode player of modern times, and is responsible for bringing Indian music to the west.  Salar is a disciple of Tabla Master Zakir Hussain. Eligh, an independent rapper and producer, from Los Angeles, is touted for his style, content and love for the abstract. These artists are working to expand and diversify the scope of the music, carrying it into new and exciting territories. Alam was a fan of Elighs music long before they met at one of his shows in San Francisco. Alams idea to try combining the eccentric style of Elighs rapid fire delivery over classical acoustic Indian melodies, turned into this song , "ATMA" (Sanskrit word meaning the world soul, from which all souls come from, and return to..)

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Alam Khan Discography

Classical

"Shades of Sarode" 2011

"From Father to Son" 2002

Collaborative

"Karsh Kale - UP" 2016

"Shantala - Living Waters" 2015

"Music for Tea" 2014

"Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces Act 2" 2014

"The Reluctant Fundamentalist Soundtrack" 2013

"Gods Robots - Self Titled" 2013

"Amplive - Kaleidoscope Theory" 2013

"Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces Act 1" 2013

"Eligh + Amplive - Therapy at 3" 2011

"Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator" 2011

 

Eligh Discography

"80 HRTZ" 2015

The Grouch & Eligh x Cunninlynguists - Winterfire 2014

The Grouch & Eligh - The Tortoise & The Crow 2014

Eligh & Amp Live - "Therapy at 3" 2011

"Grey Crow" 2010

Eligh & Jo Wilkinson - "On Sacred Ground: Mother & Son" 2009

The Grouch & Eligh - "Say G&E!" 2009

Living Legends - "The Gathering" 2008

Eligh vs DJ Fresh - "Beat Battle" 2008

Eligh & Magi - "The Brother's Grime" 2007

Living Legends - "Legendary Music, Vol. 1" 2006

"Enigma" 2005

Living Legends - "Classic" 2005

3MG - "Grand Caravan To The Rim of The World" 2005

Living Legends - "Creative Differences" 2004

The Grouch & Eligh - "No More Greener Grasses" 2004

Living Legends - "Crappy Old Sh*t" 2003

"Poltergeist" 2003

"Gandalf's Beat Machine: Level 2" 2002

Living Legends - "Almost Famous" 2001

"Gandalf's Beat Machine" 2000

"Gas Dream" 2000

The Grouch & Eligh - "G&E Music, Vol. 1 & 2" 1999

"Sidewaydayz" 1998

"A Story of 2 Worlds" 1997

"As They Pass" 1996

 

Salar Nader Discography

Percussionist / Composer

Salar Nader - "The Twentieth Wife" 2016

Salar System - "In the Zone: Ronda Rousey" 2015

Bhavana Reddy - "Tangles in Emotions" 2014

Niyaz / AR Rahman - "Sumud (Acoustic Version)" 2013

Fareed Ayaz & Abu Mohammad - "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" 2013

Cheb I Sabbah - "Samaya" 2012

Niyaz / AR Rahman - "Sumud" 2012

Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Revelator" 2011

Alam Khan - "Shades of Sarode" 2011

Various Artists - "A Musical Journey from the Arab Lands to South Asia" 2011

Rahul Sharma, Homayoun Sakhi, Salar Nader, Sirojudeen Jureay, Ustad Mukhtar - "Music of Central Asia, Vol. 9 In the Footsteps of Babur: Music if the Mughai Lands" 2010

Homayoun Sakhi, Salar Nader, Kronos Quartet, Abbos Kosimov - "Music of Central Asia, Vol. 8: Rainbow" 2010

Kailash Kher, Cheb Khaled, Pangea, Sunny Ade - "Citizens of the World" 2010

Fareed Haque & the Flat Earth Ensemble - "Flat Planet" 2009

Raul Ferrando - "Global Groove" 2008

Dixon - Rhyne Project - "Reinvention" 2008

Cheb I Sabbah - "Devotion" 2008

Jason Becker / Joe Satrini - "Collection" 2008

Riffat Sultana - "Sufi Folk & Love Songs" 2006

Rob Wasserman / Sultan Khan - "Space Island" 2000