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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, 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

Saturday, November 7th

sounds of India

If I could sing like this, I’d never close my mouth.

Shankar Mahadevan (vocals) & Zakir Hussain (percussion), live, India, 2014

 

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spreading wide my narrow Hands / To gather Paradise –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #466 (Franklin)

Wednesday, October 7th

sounds of India

Hariprasad Chaurasia (bansuri) and Zakir Hussain (tabla), Raga Chandrakauns, live, India (Pune), 1992

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road to the World Series

There’s times I tell myself, ‘Shut up and just watch what’s going on and observe what’s going on and really appreciate a moment.’ Because we have a tendency in our lives to go through a moment quickly.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon

Tuesday, July 7th

sounds of India
day two

Feel like floating?

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-), bansuri (bamboo flute), Raag Durga, live


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random thoughts

What would it be like to live there—a world with no sky?

Monday, May 12th

sounds of joy

This I could listen to all day.

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-; bansuri [bamboo flute]) & Vijay Ghate (1964-; tabla), Raag Jog, live, Italy (Cabella), 2007


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musical thoughts

Music offers an escape from the swamp of the self.

Thursday, November 21st

spellbinding

Hariprasad Chaurasia (bansuri [bamboo flute]), Raga Bhimpalasi, 1991

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radio

Today, celebrating the jazz saxophonist’s birthday, WKCR-FM (Columbia University) is Coleman Hawkins Radio.

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The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.

—Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), The Rambler (#2), 1750

Friday, June 14th

Shivkumar Sharma (santoor) & Zakir Hussain (tabla), live, Tokyo, 1988

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radio

Today it’s all ragas all day at WKCR-FM (Columbia University), where they’re hosting the Ragas Live Festival—24 hours straight of Indian classical music, featuring 24 live in-studio performances.

Thursday, April 11th

sounds of India

Vilayat Khan (1928-2004), sitar, with Kishan Maharaj (1923-2008), tabla, Raga Bhairavi, live, London, 2002


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Sun and moon, sun and moon, time goes.

—John Updike, Rabbit, Run

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