Wednesday, January 2, 2019

INDIA – INDE
Amjad Ali Khan – Raag Bageshree, Raag Khama & Folk Music of Bengal and Assam – The Maestro's Musings – CBS IND 1149, 1986 (LP)
(b. 1945)
North Indian music Raga Sarod Hindustani  musique d'Inde du Nord

North Indian music Raga Sarod Hindustani  musique d'Inde du Nord

North Indian music Raga Sarod Hindustani  musique d'Inde du Nord

North Indian music Raga Sarod Hindustani  musique d'Inde du Nord

Let’s kick off 2019 with this excellent live album by sarod genius Amjad Ali Khan. These brilliant performances by the son of Gwalior court musician Hafiz Ali Khan (1888-1972) feature Khan’s sheer outpouring of ideas and dynamic, clear ringing sarod, achieved through his innovative use of fingernails instead of finger tips. Khan is accompanied here on tabla by Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa on side A and Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari on Side B.

Nous démarrons la nouvelle année 2019 avec cet excellent album live du génie du sarod Amjad Ali Khan. Ces performances éblouissantes du fils du musicien de la cour de Gwalior Hafiz Ali Khan (1888-1972) montrent l'incroyable inventivité du maître et les sonorités claires et dynamiques de son intrument, obtenues par l’utilisation novatrice des ongles au lieu des doigts. Khan est accompagné aux tablas par Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa sur la Face A et Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari sur la Face B.


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Many thanks to our friend Scott for sharing this gem.

Our other Amjad Ali Khan post: Raga Darbari – EASD 2824 – 1975
The photographs below are from Visions of Mughal India - The Collection of Howard Hodgkin by Andrew Topsfield, Ashmolean Museum, 2012, and The Art of India and Pakistan by Leigh Ashton, Faber & Faber, 1950:
Brahma, Creator of the Universe, Mankot, Punjab Hills, c.1720, and A Troup of Trumpeters, Guler, Himachal Pradesh, c.1735-1740.




MusicRepublic INDIA – INDE Amjad Ali Khan – Raag Bageshree, Raag Khama & Folk Music of Bengal and Assam – The Maestro's Musings – CBS IND 1149

5 comments:

  1. Tres belle année 2019 à vous, encore un immense merci pour votre blog qui est une mine d'or, donc merci pour votre générosité et du Amjad Ali Khan pour commecer l'année, quoi de mieux?

    Et pour cette nouvelle année, une citation du grand Ali Akbar Khan:

    "Music is the only thing that you can share with a million million people and you don't lose, you gain. It helps you to get energy and to live long, because when your soul is very happy, then you don't want to die."

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    1. Meilleurs voeux et pleines de bonnes choses pour 2019!

      Merci Rory pour votre fidélité et de partager avec nous ces paroles du grand maître.

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  2. Thank you. I have posted a couple radio broadcasts of his great father on my Youtube channel.
    See here if you are interested - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJiHl0c3TYybU-BgipaiAA/videos

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    1. Thank you for sharing all these great musics. Just listened to Hafiz Ali Khan's Raga Yaman. The sound quality is also very good! Excellent resource.

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  3. Yes, thanks a lot Raagragini, good job!

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