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Sangeet - Classical and Folk Music of India

Oct 1, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


With Sangeet Team (Dave, Jayashri, Ramaprasad & Rungun)

☕️ tea time with Dave 🫖


Sangeet - Classical and Folk Music of India
9:01 AM
K. S. Gopalakrishnan - Calamela
K. S. Gopalakrishnan Calamela Kuppusvami Iyer
Carnatic Flute wergo 1991

K. S. Gopalakrishnan was born on 1 September 1948 in Kerala. He first learned under his father Shri K. Sankaranarayana Iyer who introduced him to Carnatic classical music.


"Chalamela" is a varnam in the ragam Nattakuranji, composed by Kuppusvami Iyer)

9:08 AM
K. S. Gopalakrishnan - Paramapurusam
K. S. Gopalakrishnan Paramapurusam Swati Tirunal
Carnatic Flute wergo 1991

K.S. Gopalakrishnan was a staff artist at All Indian Radio Thiruvananthapuram. Although frequently on radio and television, he has very few recordings available.


"ParamapuruSam Hrudaya" is in the ragam Lalitha Panchamam, and was composed by Swati Tirunal.
9:16 AM
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar - Raga Zilla Kafi
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar Raga Zilla Kafi
Sarod India Archive Music 1992

Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (born 17 May 1961) is an sarod player and pupil of Bahadur Khan (Alauddin Khan's nephew, and cousin of Ali Akbar Khan).



9:51 AM
Rajesh Vaidhya - Endaro Mahanubhavulu - Sri - Adi
Rajesh Vaidhya Endaro Mahanubhavulu - Sri - Adi Tyagaraja

Rajhesh Vaidhya was born on 14 June 1973 in Tamil Nadu. He provides a good deal of music for film and television.


10:04 AM
Prasant Radhakrishnan - Mohana Rama
Prasant Radhakrishnan Mohana Rama Tyagaraja
Swara Sudha Lotus Enterprises Inc. 2000

Prasant Radhakrishnan is a saxophonist and composer with a background in the Carnatic and Jazz traditions. He studied under Kadri Gopalnath. He has been living in the San Fransisco area since 2005.



10:36 AM
Imrat Hussain Khan - Tulsidas bhajan
Imrat Hussain Khan Tulsidas bhajan Tulsidas
Devotional Melodies DOM 1996

Imrat Hussain Khan (no relation to the sitar and surbahar player), is a vocalist and youngest son of sarangi maestro Munir Khan. The family hails from Rajasthan.


10:46 AM
Rithvik Raja - Enta Ninne
Rithvik Raja Enta Ninne Tyagaraja
Sresta Begada Records 2019

Rithvik Raja was born in 1989 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He began learning Carnatic music at the age of 5. He had his initial training under Sudha Raja (his mother), then by Sulochana Pattabhiraman for 2 years. At the age of 13, he started learning from T.M. Krishna.



11:04 AM
Lakshmi Shankar - Tumhare Karana
Lakshmi Shankar Tumhare Karana
Songs of Devotion Naïve Jazz/world 1990

Lakshmi Shankar (née Sastri, 16 June 1926 – 30 December 2013) was a noted Hindustani classical vocalist, specializing in light classical and devotional music (thumri & bhajan). Although born into a south Indian family, she became an outstanding Hindustani vocalist of the Patiala Gharana and married Rajendra Shankar, brother of Uday Shankar. She was also the mother-in-law of L. Subramaniam (through his fist wife, Viji).


11:12 AM
Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra - Dhun in Gara
Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra Dhun in Gara
Kabra Brothers HMV 1970

Brij Bhushan Kabra was born in 1937 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and died in 2018 He was a senior disciple of Ali Akbar Khan. He pioneered and popularized the guitar as an instrument in Indian classical music.


(On this Dhun, there is only guitar and tabla - no sarod.)
11:23 AM
Nithyasree Mahadevan - Muruga Muzhumadhi
Nithyasree Mahadevan Muruga Muzhumadhi Papanasam Sivan
Murugan Paamalai Amutham Music 2000

Nithyasree Mahadevan (born 25 August 1973) in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu, was born to Lalitha Sivakumar and Iswaran Sivakumar. Her paternal grandmother is D. K. Pattammal, and her grand-uncle is D. K. Jayaraman, (prominent Carnatic vocalists). Her maternal grandfather was the mridangam maestro, Palghat Mani Iyer.


Muruga Muzhumadhi is in the raga Saveri. Lyrics are in Tamil.
11:39 AM
Dhruba Ghosh - Marwa
Dhruba Ghosh Marwa
Bowing Sounds from Dawn to Moonlight fonti musicali 1994

Dhruba Ghosh (1957 - 2017) was a sarangi player from Mumbai. His father is tabla maestro Nikhil Ghosh. He is the nephew of flute maestro Pannalal Ghosh.


11:56 AM
Bharat Nepali Party - Resamm Phiriry (Trekking Song)
Bharat Nepali Party Resamm Phiriry (Trekking Song)
Himalaya Roots Interra 2001

I could not find out much about the Bharat Nepali Party. It seems like a family based group.


And I am not sure why they use this photo for the CD cover. I am pretty sure the photo was taken in South America. Looks to me closer to Peru than Nepal. (Typical of releases on the Interra label; they show little respect for the music and culture.)

Chat is archived.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:00:07 AM
संगीत Welcome to Sangeet on WPRB ☕️🫖
Xylo🦐TAndy 9:07:19 AM
Delicious WPRTea in the morning, DTO. [cup smashes on the ground]
Sangeet Team (host) 9:08:17 AM
Good morning, TAndy. (smashes clay cup)
jimbeaux 9:19:23 AM
D T yeoO!
Sangeet Team (host) 9:22:01 AM
Good morning, Jimbeaux. I hope your outdoor work is finished and you won't have to get soaked this weekend. 🌧
jimbeaux 9:24:40 AM
All good... thanks! May do some hiking in the rain, tho.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:25:53 AM
I suppose if you've got the right clothing, the weather shouldn't be an issue. (Barring hurricane force winds.🌀)
jimbeaux 9:48:41 AM
This selection is epic!
Sangeet Team (host) 9:50:35 AM
He's a real speed demon on the sarod. I saw him in concert just before this CD was released, and he jammed away so fast he broke a string.
Christine 9:52:08 AM
Good morning Dave. 🫖 ☕️ the kettle is on 🔥
Christine 9:52:31 AM
Good mornin' jimbeaux & TAndy
Sangeet Team (host) 9:52:52 AM
Good morning, Christine. I'd like a cup, please.
Christine 9:53:09 AM
Coming right up!
jimbeaux 10:02:53 AM
Hey yo Emoji Queen! 🫅🏼
Xylo🦐TAndy 10:06:58 AM
This is doing it for me
Sangeet Team (host) 10:08:32 AM
What, putting you to sleep? 🥱🛌
Xylo🦐TAndy 10:09:07 AM
Maybe a little
DubNP 10:10:20 AM
Good morning. Thank you for three beautiful hours every Saturday.
Christine 10:12:01 AM
TAndy, have you been up all night since Music With Space? 🌌
Sangeet Team (host) 10:15:56 AM
Good morning, DubNP. We're glad you are able to enjoy the shows. 🙏🙏🏾
Christine 10:19:47 AM
Really enjoying the saxophone of Prasant Radhakrishnan, and the interplay with the other musicians.
Xylo🦐TAndy 10:20:25 AM
Good morning Christine and Dub. Yep was up all night, but DJ Fresco rejuvenated with some hardcore and black metal through the next couple of hours.
Sangeet Team (host) 10:23:19 AM
@ Christine, yes, part of the thrill of Indian Classical Music is that interplay between the musicians. In some cases, the others follow the lead musician/singer. In other cases, there's the call and response, where they challenge each other.
Christine 10:23:49 AM
Wow TAndy, you must be ready to drop. 𓀾 𓀿💤
jimbeaux 10:25:02 AM
Damn, TAndy...Fresco's playlist is sick. I caught the transition from Music With Space, but then went to sleeeeeep
Christine 10:26:47 AM
@DTO, this call and response is so much fun. Especially how the percussion stays with Prasant R. for the call, and everyone else does the response.
Sangeet Team (host) 10:28:32 AM
Carnatic performances frequently have 2 or 3 or 4 percussionists (mridangam, ghatam, kanjira, morsing), which really "kick things up a notch".
Sangeet Team (host) 10:29:13 AM
I have heard no rhythms as complex as Carnatic percussion.
Xylo🦐TAndy 10:31:34 AM
Yep I'm fading in and out. Combination of Sangeet and an ebike review on YouTube that involves travel. Have a good day everyone ')
Sangeet Team (host) 10:32:17 AM
Thanks for joining us this morning, TAndy. See you later.
Addie 🐍 🐍 Plum 10:32:35 AM
Good morning everyone! Excellent selections today!
Sangeet Team (host) 10:32:53 AM
Good morning, Addie.
Sangeet Team (host) 10:33:45 AM
Are you getting any of the effects of Ian up there? 🌧
Addie 🐍 🐍 Plum 10:34:27 AM
Not yet! We might get some rain, that’s about it. Thankfully!
Sangeet Team (host) 10:35:22 AM
That's good. I was shocked to see Newfoundland get clobbered a week or so ago.
Christine 10:39:47 AM
Goodnight TAndy...good morning Addie! 𓆓 𓆙
Addie 🐍 🐍 Plum 10:45:19 AM
Hi Christine! Me and the snakes are just chillin this morning.
Addie 🐍 🐍 Plum 10:45:54 AM
Oh yes, Dave, a friend up there got slammed by the storm but had minimal damage fortunately.
Dave Leafey 11:04:14 AM
great music this morning
Sangeet Team (host) 11:05:02 AM
Thanks, Dave! Thanks for joining the chat!
MusicChallenge 11:15:10 AM
Wow Dave - great selections today.
Sangeet Team (host) 11:16:51 AM
Thanks, MusicChallenge. Welcome to the chat.
Christine 11:38:01 AM
Dave? Who?
Sangeet Team (host) 11:38:54 AM
Dave's not here.
jimbeaux 11:54:17 AM
Thank youuuuu Dave!
Sangeet Team (host) 11:54:50 AM
Happy to be of service, Jimbeaux!
Christine 11:55:38 AM
Thanks, Dave. Excellent music; Saturday mornings mean Sangeet. ☕️
Sangeet Team (host) 11:55:57 AM
Thanks for sharing tea and chat!
Sangeet Team (host) 11:59:37 AM
⌛ That’s it for "Sangeet” for today. 🙏 Thanks for listening, and participating in the chat! Stay tuned to WPRB for DJ WaveyCat!