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Steve Oda

Sarode Solo

Steve Oda began his musical education at the age of seven, learning to play slide guitar and then jazz guitar. A Canadian of Japanese ancestry, his love of creativity through musical expression led him to the classical music of North India and the sarode. For over 45 years Steve Oda has dedicated himself to learn this complex art form and carry on the teachings of his illustrious guru, the legendary musician, the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khansahib, one of India's treasures. Steve's many international performances have included Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Europe, Canada, and throughout the U.S. He currently resides in San Francisco, California actively teaching and performing the beautiful classical music of North India. Following Ustad Ali Akbar Khansahib’s passing in 2009, Steve Oda has been blessed to continue his music studies through the teachings of Padmashri Pandit Rajeev Taranath-ji, a senior sarode disciple of Ali Akbar Khansahib. Steve Oda was blessed to have Taranath-ji help to arrange his performances in India just prior to the pandemic of COVID-19.

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