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Category: India

Wednesday, July 18th

sounds of India

Nina Burmi (vocals), Ramesh Mishra (sarangi), Sanju Sahai (tabla), live, London, 2006

 

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Who never lost, are unprepared
A Coronet to find!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 136 (Franklin)

Tuesday, July 17th

sounds of India

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-, bansuri), Raag Hansadhwani, live

 

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I’m not lonely
because I have secrets;

I’m lonely because words
can’t bring the past into the present

(which amounts to the same thing).

—Rae Armantrout, from “Pretty Little” (London Review of Books, 7/19/18)

Monday, July 16th

sounds of India

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986, sitar), Zakir Hussain (1951-, tabla), live (Raag Shyam Kedar, Raag Pilu), San Francisco, 1985

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 28th

sounds of all over

Kiran Ahluwalia, Souad Massi, live (studio), Seattle, 2018

 

Monday, December 11th

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Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986), sitar (with Zakir Hussain [1951-; tabla], et al.), Raag Shyam Kedar, Raag Pilu, live, San Francisco, 1985

 

Saturday, December 9th

sounds of India

That Which Colors the Mind (documentary on sitarist Nikhil Banerjee, 1931-1986; work in progress), excerpt

 

Tuesday, December 27th

After all the holiday bustle, how about something that begins slowly, quietly?

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986), sitar (with Zakir Hussain [1951-; tabla], et al.), Raag Shyam Kedar, Raag Pilu, live, San Francisco, 1985


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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Agnes Martin (1912-2004), Untitled #12 (detail), 1977

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Saturday, December 17th

sounds of India

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986), sitar, Raag Darbari (Alap), Raag Hemant (Gat), live (Dover Lane Music Conference), India (Kolkata), 1986


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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Saturday, September 10th

sounds of India

I don’t understand a single word. No matter. Rapport, spontaneity, immediacy—these I grasp.

Bhimsen Joshi (right) & Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna (left)
Rag Yaman Kalyan, live


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random sights

other day, New York (Central Park)

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Saturday, July 23rd

sounds of India and New York

Here’s one of the performers at this year’s Ragas Live Festival, which begins at noon, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and goes until noon tomorrow. It’s being streamed—all 24 hours—on WKCR (Columbia University).

Pandit Krishna Bhatt (sitar) with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla), Margherita Marincola (tanpura); Raga Kafi, live, New York, 2014

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