Play Like a Lion: The Legacy of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan
Directed by Joshua Dylan Mellars
December 11, 2019
Joshua Dylan Mellars
ABOUT THE FILM
The legacy of famed Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan is both borne by and embodied in his son, Alam Khan. After playing to acclaim all over the world, influencing other musicians such as Carlos Santana and the Grateful Dead, and running a music college in the U.S., Maestro Ali Akbar Khan is nearing the end of his life. Expectations for the son born late in life are huge. Khans have been honoured musicians for generations. Dazzled by a mesmerizing soundtrack, we watch as Alam strives to find his own spiritual connection to the music to continue the legacy.