Traditional classical music from India, with singer Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, the sarod player Amjad Ali Khan & singer Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay.
1- RAAG HAMSADHWANI.
A raga for the early evening. The meaning of Hamsadhwani is “the cry of the swan”. The singer Ashwini Bhide Deshpande is accompanied by:
– Vishwanath Shirodkar op tabla,
– Mohan Bhide op harmonium,
– Uma Mehta op tampoera.
Cd. Women through the ages (1999).
Label: Navras, code: NBCD0096. VIDEO
2- RAAG MIAN-KI MALHAR.
A raga that is characterized by many decorations and inserts. Amjad Ali Khan (on Sarod) is accompanied by: – Pandit Fateh Singh Gangani on pakhawai, – Ustad Rashid Mustafa on tabla & Matista Baxi on tampoera.
Mian-ki Malhar can be performed at any time during the rainy season or, alternatively, around midnight.
Cd. Romancing the Rains (2007).
Label: Navras, code: NBCD0216. VIDEO
A raga for the first quarter of the night. The singer Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay with:
Saibal Bandyopadhyay on harmonium
& Pandit Sankah Chatterjee on tabla.
Cd. Shruti (2002). Label: Dunya, code: 21750-80462. VIDEO
Production: Cobie Ivens
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