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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is among the most honored Indian virtuosos whose musical skill was nurtured in the tradition of his...
Bharata Muni and the Natya Shastra as a formative treatise of Indian classics
Bharata Muni was an eminent Indian philosopher and musicologist who is believed to have lived around 200 BC. The only...
Sakhawat Hussain's sarod cast a magical spell rooted in the Afghan rubab traditions
Sakhawat Hussain Khan was an Indian musician whose outstanding performing technique on sarod could serve as a starting...
The mohan veena: classic instrument developed by Radhika Mohan Maitra is a child of veena, sarod, and sitar
Radhika Mohan Maitra was an outstanding Bengali musician who enriched the Hindustani classical tradition by not only...
Vasant Rai's fretless guitar arrangements for Indian classical
Vasant Rai (1942-1985) was one of the world's most acclaimed masters of Indian music. Born in Unjha, in the province of...
Malkauns night music was composed to tame Shiva's dance
Malkauns is one of the oldest music pieces in North Indian tradition that equivalent to Hindolam raga of Carnatic...
Legendary Tansen could bring rain with music
The history of Indian classical music is enriched with numerous artists who were able to channel very specific moods set...
100 years for 1 career: the great artist and teacher Allauddin Khan
Allauddin Khan was the great Bengali multi-instrumentalist and composer who, to this day, remains one of the most...
Ali Akbar Khan: the true guru of Indian classical harmony
The first key point of Indian classical music is its structure. Unlike the Western canons, it is structured horizontally...
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