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Aug 13, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Classical and Folk Music from the Indian Subcontinent, on WPRB since 1986 with a rotating cast of DJs
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Maharajapuram Santhanam Varnam Sunodhavindodhini Adi N. S. Ramachandran
Sukhalayam V/A Geethanjali 2006
Maharajapuram Santhanam, (20 May 1928-24 June 1992) was born in Sirunangur, a village in Tamil Nadu. He followed the footsteps of his father Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer who was also a renowned Carnatic vocalist.
Veena Sahasrabuddhe Raga Bhoopal Todi - Khyal In Madhya Lay Teental
A Morning Raga - Bhoopal Todi Navras Records 1994
Veena Sahasrabuddhe (14 September 1948 – 29 June 2016) was from Kanpur. She was trained in the Gwalior gharana, but like many modern classical singers borrowed from others - in her case, the Jaipur and Kirana gharanas.
T. R. Mahalingam (flute) & Dr. L. Subramaniam (violin) Evarimata Tyagaraja
One and the Only Mali AVM 1996
Kedar Bodas Raga Malashri Kedar Bodas
Raga Malashri 2016
Kedar Bodas was trained in the Gwalior gharana by his father Narayanrao Bodas.
Raga Malashri is an ancient 3-note raga.
T. N. Seshagopalan Haruguna (Meera Bhajan) Meera
Master of Swaras Vol. 2 Sangeetha 1995
Madurai Thirumalai Nambi Seshagopalan (born, 5 September 1948) is a Carnatic singer, musician and composer.
Vilayat Khan (sitar) & Munir Khan (sarangi) Raga Bilaskhani Todi R
Melodies of Masters Alankar 1987
Vilayat Khan (28 August 1928 – 13 March 2004), is regarded as one the all-time greatest sitar players. He recorded his first 78-RPM disc at the age of 6, and gave his last concert in 2004 at the age of 75. He was born in Gouripur, Mymensingh in then East Bengal in British India and current Bangladesh.
Munir Khan was based in Delhi, and accompanied many vocalists. He had his musical education in sarangi and vocal music under the guidance of his father Nazir Khan (1882-1975).
Bombay S. Jayashri Ananda Mrita Karshini (Amritavarshini) M. Dikshitar
South Indian Classical Saican 1996
"Bombay" Jayashri Ramnath is an Indian Carnatic vocalist, singer and musician. She was trained by Lalgudi Jayaraman and T R Balamani.
Vijay Raghav Rao Amrut Varshini
Myriad Melodies EMI 1994
Vijay Raghav Rao (3 November 1925 – 30 November 2011) was an Indian flutist, composer, choreographer, musicologist, and poet.
Set Break: Rising Stars 2022
Nominations for 2022 Rising Stars are now open. It is a great opportunity for senior students of Hindustani vocal music to perform with and for your peers. If you are interested, please visit http://iapausa.org/rising-stars/
Senior students from all across the United States are eligible.
You can self-nominate or ask your guru to nominate you. Guru's nominations have a little more weight. Deadline is August 31st.
For more information or questions, you can reach out to IAPA Rising Stars <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sheik Chinna Moulana (Nadaswaram) Mayilvahana Mayavaram Viswanatha Sastri
Nadhaswaram EMI 1992
Sheik Chinna Moulana (12 May 1924, – 13 April 1999), hailed from a family of legendary nadhaswaram player.
Samarth Nagarkar Bhajan - Janaki Nath Sahaya
Pranali Chhandayan Inc 2013
Samarth Nagarkar received trainman from Dinkar Kaikini and Ulhas Kashalkar.
Emani Sankara Sastry Maa Mava Meenakshi (Varali) M. Dikshitar
Maha Mahopadhyaya INRECO 2003
Emani Sankara Sastry (23 September 1922 – 1987), was a renowned veena player.
The music was originally released on this double LP in 1980. While the CD reissue inexplicably does not identify the accompanying artists, Discogs shows the original LP, which identifies the mridangam player as Yella Venkateswara Rao, and veena accompaniment by Dr. Sastry's daughter Kumari E. Kalyani.
Mehdi Hassan Abke Hum Bichre To Ahmed Faraz
In Concert, Vol. 2 EMI 1976
Mehdi Hassan (18 July 1927 - 13 June 2012) was a Pakistani ghazal and movie playback singer. Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential figures in the history of ghazal singing. He had classical training with his father Ustad Azeem Khan and uncle Ustad Ismail Khan who were both traditional Dhrupad singers.