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Rag Alhaiya Bilaval and Rag Mishra Bhairavi

NI5636
£14.99

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Due to its imitation of the voice, the sarangi has traditionally been the preferred instrument to accompany singers in North Indian and Hindustani classical music. However, the sarangi is now used with increasingly popularity as a solo instrument, and the harmonium has succeeded the sarangi in its accompanying role. Although there is not yet a total acceptance of this style on the Indian music scene, players such as Ram Narayan, who has championed the solo sarangi in recent decades, are exposing its performance quite justly as a worthy solo career.

Rag Alhaiya Bilaval and Rag Mishra Bhairavi

Reviews

"Ram Narayan is One of the Greatest Musicians in the World. For me, the sarangi is the 'cello of Indian music and he is the Casals & Rostropovich of his instrument. Once you have heard Ram Narayan, you will not be able to resist purchasing everything that he has recorded, which is not a lot. He is a Master, an Inspiration, and a truly Great Artist. You will feel fortunate to partake in his ART."- Anonymous

"I don't know much of anything about Indian music, but this seems pretty legit. these guys really know how to play. The sarangi is like the Indian equivalent of the violin, and ram narayan knows the instrument well. Everything is emotionally timed well, it progresses, morphs into different time signatures and tempos, different modes, all kinds of weird stuff. Really powerful experience. Everything in there is really genuine. Nothing gratuitous. I recommend this to anyone who wants a nice break from rock, hip-hop, reggae, or just western music in general."- Michael J. Glines