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Wednesday, May 6th

sounds of India

The sounds he makes with this instrument—a bamboo flute—are among the most haunting I know.

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-, bansuri), et al., Raga Bhimpalasi, live

 

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Prairie Path, Elmhurst)

Monday, June 24th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-, bansuri [bamboo flute]), et al., Raga Durga, live

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 13th

sounds of all over

Vijay Iyer (piano), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Aruna Sairam (vocals), Zakir Hussain (tabla), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017 (performance begins at 16:00)

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, July 18th

sounds of India

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

 

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reading table

Who never lost, are unprepared
A Coronet to find!

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

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.

Monday, December 11th

more

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

 

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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lagniappe

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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reading table

spreading wide my narrow Hands / To gather Paradise –

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

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