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Amjad Ali Khan, sons perform ‘Raga For Peace’ at Nobel concert

The trio spread the message of peace, harmony and non-violence with a special 'Raga For Peace' .

By: Press Trust of India | Oslo | Updated: December 10, 2014 7:19:50 pm
General view of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo (Source: AP) General view of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo (Source: AP)

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan and Ayaan performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert here on December 10 after India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafazi were honoured with the prestigious award.

The trio spread the message of peace, harmony and non-violence with a special ‘Raga For Peace’ conceived for the occasion.

The ceremony began with an Opera performance by Norwegian classical pianist Edward Grieg and singer Hans Christian Andersen.

It was followed by Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s performance on his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali’s famous Sufi composition ‘Allahu Allahu’ with his troupe.

Amjad Ali, Amaan and Ayaan took to the stage post the felicitation of Malala and Satyarthi to perform their ‘Raga For Peace’.

Each year, the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Norway’s capital gathers a host of talented artists from around the world to pay tribute to the year’s laureate.

Read: Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Peace Prizes for child campaigns 

Before leaving for the ceremony, Amjad had told PTI that it was a great honour to be invited to such a prestigious ceremony.

“It’s a great honour for me and my sons to be given this opportunity at such a prestigious platform. We feel so proud to be celebrating an occasion of an Indian receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. That gives us all the more happiness,” Amjad, 69, had said.

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