650 children watch Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan play
Some 650 children at the Dubai Modern School were today treated to a one-off musical Masterclass by two of the most talented Sarod players in the world, Indian brothers Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan.
After leaving a full house at Dubai’s Madinat Theatre delighted with a masterful live performance last night (May 28) with their celebrated father Amjad Ali Khan, the pair was keen to extend their skill-set to another eager audience, albeit a much younger one.
The Masterclass was organised by The Fridge, and sponsored by Porsche Centre Dubai, Al Nabooda Automobiles, as part of its outreach programme to promote arts and culture in the Dubai community.
K. Rajaram, CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles, commented: “Seeing Amjad Ali Khan and his sons in Dubai for the first time last night was exceptional, but it is even more special to have Amaan and Ayaan take time to share with children the nuances of playing the Sarod, which is such a timeless Indian tradition.
“With its own heritage, Porsche understands the importance of maintaining prestigious values whilst also looking to the future, and the two brothers represent this perfectly. The children today were star-truck and seeing the smiles on their faces was a real delight.”
Porsche Centre Dubai is currently celebrating 50 years of the iconic Porsche 911, and has embarked on several CSR initiatives and partnerships that demonstrate its commitment to social and cultural development.
The sole distributor for Porsche in Dubai and the Northern Emirates has commenced its Porsche Kids Driving School (PKDS) programme, a road safety initiative visiting dozens of Dubai schools annually, raising children’s awareness of road rules, traffic signs and driver safety.
The highly popular educational road-show will make its next stop at the Dubai Modern School next week. Using specially trained instructors, the PKDS programme switches between the classroom and an outdoor mini track where children “drive” Porsche pedal cars and apply what they learn in the classroom.