music clip of the day


Category: tanpura

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




random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Prairie Path, Elmhurst)

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

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



musical thoughts

Music offers an escape from the swamp of the self.

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