Ravi Shankar was the finest sitar player of our time (nota bene, far better than the teental-only crashing bore Vilayat what’s-his-name). Photo source: Ustad Ali Akbar Khan by Ramlal Mathur (Maharaja Mansingh Pustak Prakash Research Centre, Jodhpur, 2004)
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These photographs were taken at a Hindustani vocal performance of Pandit Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang” at the Ravi Shankar Centre in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on February 24, 2007. Accompanying him were Akram Khan on the tabla and Mehmood Dholpuri on the harmonium. Ramrang opened with Raga Shyam Kalyan, and followed with two khayals in Raga Gara….
First published on SAWF on May 28, 2001 Introduction by Rajan P. Parrikar Namashkar. Among the refrains that filled the days of my childhood in Goa were the paeans sung to Goa’s musical deities by my elders. Four were marked out for special worship, their stratospheric achievements inviting an excess of fervour. They were: Kesarbai…