Thursday, 4/1/10

by musicclipoftheday

Indian Music Festival, part 3

Light, clear, open: I could listen to this all day.

Shivkumar Sharma, santoor, with Zakir Hussain, tabla

Raga Kausi Kanada, live

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Raga Kirwani, live

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lagniappe

Shivkumar Sharma is responsible for validating the santoor as a classical instrument . . . . and it is especially exciting to hear him with an accomplished tabla master, particularly his long-time collaborator Zakir Hussain.

—Peter Lavezzoli, The Dawn of Indian Music in the West (2006)

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More Indian music?

Every Sunday one of my favorite radio stations, WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University), offers four hours of Indian music (6-8 a.m., 7-9 p.m. [EST])—records, interviews, studio performances, etc.