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Sangeet with Rungun

May 14, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

With Sangeet Team

Classical and Folk Music from the Indian Subcontinent, on WPRB since 1986 with a rotating cast of DJs

Sangeet with Rungun
9:00 AM
AIR Signature Tune - Shivaranjani
AIR Signature Tune Shivaranjani Walter Kaufmann
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9:02 AM
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) - Suryanamskar - Raag Lalit
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) Suryanamskar - Raag Lalit
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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was an Indian classical musician and santoor player who is credited with adapting the santoor for Indian classical music.

Born: January 13, 1938 in Jammu

Died: May 10, 2022, Mumbai, India

9:06 AM
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) - Raag Madhuvanti
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) Raag Madhuvanti
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The Indian Santoor is a trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer and is a variation of the Iranian Santur. Generally made of walnut and has 25 bridges with each bridge have 4 strings for a total of 100 strings. Another name for this is Shararantri vina (100-stringed vina)

9:27 AM
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) - Raag Mishra Khamaj
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) Raag Mishra Khamaj
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9:37 AM
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) - Raag Pahadi
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) Raag Pahadi
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10:05 AM
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) - Raag Rageshri
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) Raag Rageshri
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10:24 AM
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) - Raag Pahadi
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) Raag Pahadi
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10:40 AM
Amrutha Venkatesh (Vocal) - Ha Hanta Vancitaham - Dhanyasi
Amrutha Venkatesh (Vocal) Ha Hanta Vancitaham - Dhanyasi Swathi Thirunal
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Amrutha Venkatesh, a leading vocalist and veena player, started training with M. T. Selvanarayan at the age of four. She has also studied with Charumathi Ramachandran. Suma Sudhindra and Prince Rama Varma.

10:55 AM
Mahesh Kale & Kaushiki Chakraborty (Vocal) - Kanada Raja Pandharicha
Mahesh Kale & Kaushiki Chakraborty (Vocal) Kanada Raja Pandharicha
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11:10 AM
Thanjavur Sankara Iyer (Vocal) - Manamalar Alittu Maiyal - Surati
Thanjavur Sankara Iyer (Vocal) Manamalar Alittu Maiyal - Surati
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Vocalist, veena player, teacher and composer Thanjavur V. Sankara Iyer was probably one of the few musicians who remained a link between glorious years of Carnatic music, which flourished on the banks of the Cauvery and subsequent generations of talent. He had a childlike enthusiasm when it came to teaching music and used to sing endlessly. A bachelor, he lived with his nephew R. Chandrasekaran in Tirunelveli for 15 years after suffering a stroke.

11:20 AM
Roopa Panesar (Sitar) - Raag Sohini
Roopa Panesar (Sitar) Raag Sohini
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Roopa Panesar remains firmly within the Hindustani classical idiom, but brings a distinctive style to sitar performance. Born in Leicester, she is considered one of the finest sitar players to emerge on the Indian classical music scene from the UK.

11:30 AM
Venkatesh Kumar (Vocal) - Sakhi Mori Ruma Jum - Raag Durga
Venkatesh Kumar (Vocal) Sakhi Mori Ruma Jum - Raag Durga
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Pandit M. Venkatesh Kumar (born July 1, 1953) is an Indian Hindustani vocalist. He is best known for his rendition of devotional songs composed by Swami Haridas.

11:50 AM
Bombay Jaishree (Vocal) - Thunbam Nergayi Yaaz Eduthu - Desh
Bombay Jaishree (Vocal) Thunbam Nergayi Yaaz Eduthu - Desh Bharathidasan
Bramhanandam Amutham

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"Bombay" Jayashri Ramnath is an Indian Carnatic vocalist, singer and musician. She has sung in multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi movies. Born into a family of musicians, Jayashri represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family.

11:59 AM
M S Subbalakshmi (Vocal) - Bhavayami Raghuram - Ragamalika
M S Subbalakshmi (Vocal) Bhavayami Raghuram - Ragamalika Swathi Thirunal
Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham SaReGaMa

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The Indian Nightingale of Indian Classical Music.

Chat is archived.
DubNP 9:04:59 AM
Good morning.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:05:07 AM
Hi all and welcome to Sangeet - the show on Indian Classical Music. We start the show with dedication to Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) who passed on May 10 2022 in Mumbai at the age of 84 due to a heart attack.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:05:22 AM
Hi @DubNP
TAndy 9:09:51 AM
Good morning sir. Soothing tunes to lull me into relaxation for the morning, thank you!
Sangeet Team (host) 9:10:48 AM
@TAndy - Good morning and glad it works for you and helps you relax.
MusicChallenged 9:15:00 AM
Hi everyone - nice to learn about the santoor.
TAndy 10:13:03 AM
This current piece is so cleansing to my mind space. Hearing it, I feel nostalgic for something I never experienced. Such an emotion is hard to describe, but I'm on cloud 9 right now.
MusicChallenged 10:19:47 AM
Raag Rageshri is a considered to evocate romantic emotions...and you seem to have picked it up @TAndy
TAndy 10:23:08 AM
😇
Ossy Hyouka 11:50:42 AM
Morning Saturday all, great starting morning music as always!