Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan in concert 1972,Hindu Chants and Anoushka

Anoushka Shankar - Your Eyes (Sitar Solo)


This is the first video I've actually been able to observe him using the lower tuned strings
"But every insight from this realm of thought is felt as initial, and promises a sequel. I do not make it; I arrive there, and beho ld what was there already. I make! O no! I clap my hands in infantine joy and amazement, before the first opening to me of this august magnificence, old with the love and homage of innumerable ages, young with the life of life, the sunbright Mecca of the desert."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tom Bethell

Ravi Shankar 1979 in Dubrovnik

Yogeshwari (especially the alap) by the late Ravi Shankar is a great musical experience. And being able to appreciate it is an equal gift. Most people, in my experience, don't "get it" at all. they are looking for a melodic line, or a "beat," or harmony. This is pure "note," constantly explored, with many subtle "warps," near approaches and slides. Western music doesn't have anything quite like it. Nonetheless, the main notes here are the tonic and dominant of the major (western) scale.

Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop (June 1967)
Unfortunately, I had to disable comments on this video because of the many ignorant and unreasonable comments that didn't capture the spirit of this video at all. It's not about who is/was the greatest sitar player ever! Some people even didn't notice that Ravi Shankar was approximately 90 years old when this video was made, so of course he couldn't sing as well as he used to do when he was much younger. But again, that's not the point.
Uploaded on Sep 21, 2011
As part of India & Pakistan's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Pandit Ravi Shankar, accompanied by his daughter Anoushka Shankar, perform live for the BBC at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Anoushka Shankar plays 'Pancham Se Gara'

Innovative sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar plays 'Pancham Se Gara' by Ravi Shankar with Tanmoy Bose (tabla) and Kenji (Tampura) at the Neurosciences Institute.

Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan in concert 1972   video audio
Wonderful to see him carry the image of his guru with him in the box at 27:30. Love this rendering of the Tilak Shyam a very short version on one of his CD, and now this beautiful presentation with just the right accompaniment by Sri Kumar Bose.  Sets a perfect mood of devotion and communication with the divine One within all. Thank you for this.

Laura Close 
Well like you probably know Indian Classical music is very different from western music.
With Indian classical music listening and absorbing the music is very important, also watching the movements of the players is important.

Hindu Chants

Published on Mar 14, 2014

Traditional Music Channel

Rāgas and their seasons[edit]

Many Hindustani (North Indian) rāgas are prescribed for the particular time of a day or a season. When performed at the suggested time, the rāga has its maximum effect. For example, many of the Malhar group of rāgas, which are ascribed the magical power to bring rain, are performed during the monsoon. However, these prescriptions are not strictly followed, especially since modern concerts are generally held in the evening. There has also been a growing tendency over the last century for North Indian musicians to adopt South Indian rāgas, which do not come with any particular time associated with them. The result of these various influences is that there is increasing flexibility as to when rāgas may be performed.

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