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rasmus
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posted 06 October 2003 09:26 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am delighted to find this site that makes available great music from around the world for download. I studied tabla for several years, and several sentimental favourites are on this site. Most all of them are great. I have a soft spot for Amir Hussein Khan, though objectively his tabla is not as interesting as some of the others' from either a traditional or modern perspective. Not that he wasn't a great master. I always liked the grace of his sweet, simple hand. Note: 95% of great Indian music is on archival recordings made, like this one, a long time ago in poor conditions and subsequently copied and recopied. If I recall correctly, this recording was made in 1956 in Jnan Prakash Ghosh's house in Calcutta. There's no notation on the website.

Check out more tabla here and explore the rest of the site. There are some great recordings here.

In the Indian section, there are many selections from the unsurpassed khayal maestro, Amir Khan, d. 1974. Vaah!

There's a lot more, including very old commercial recordings of Iranian music, and more recent selections like this one:

http://www.don-robertson.com/MP3/Persia/Ze_Man_Negaaram[1].mp3

Enjoy!

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rasmus
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posted 06 October 2003 09:50 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
More particularly noteworthy selections on this page, in the older dhrupad style. Here we have represented the Darbhanga and Dagar styles, the only two that have survived into the present day. Ram Chatur Mallick -- God was he the soul of music. Superb material.
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rasmus
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posted 07 October 2003 12:52 AM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Still my favourite musician of all time, Ali Akbar Khan still overpowers me when I listen to him. He's why I don't listen to Indian music anymore. He's also why I almost gave my life to Indian music.

If my ear is still good, the tabla player is Shankar Ghosh.


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rob.leblanc
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posted 07 October 2003 02:47 AM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Odd how I opened this thread once I started playing Ravi Shankar's soundtrack to the film Genesis. Anyone going to his concert in T.O. next week?

One of my friends gave me a copy of a cd called "Tali Dwapnar". It's was very interesting........amazing beat mixed in with the occassional techno solo. I wish I knew where it was.............

[edited to add: THANK YOU for the link to dovesong! I've always been interested in Indian music and have often wondered where to get more.....]

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posted 07 October 2003 06:51 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
RR, I have had a lifelong relationship with this music, literally since birth as my father had been very active in Indian classical music since the late fifties right until his death in the late 80s. Alla Rakha and Shivkumar Sharma are probably my favourites, if I had to choose. Are you familiar with a violinist named Subramaniam?

Thanks for the site. It reminds me of my father.


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