Legendary sitar-player Ravi Shankar is undoubtedly the subcontinent's most famous musician. On the raga 'Megh' ('cloud'), he summons rainclouds on the sitar's bass-voiced cousin, the surbahar, before switching to sitar to produce the sound of rainfall. Over the course of her career Asha Bhosle has recorded an astonishing tally of some 13,000 songs and sung playback for generations of leading actresses. Written by the celebrated R.D. Burman and the lyricist Gulzar, 'Katra Katra' is from the film Ijaazat (1987), and showcases Asha's exceptional vocal artistry and features her harmonizing with herself. The older sister of Asha and one of India's greatest vocalists in her own right, Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most popular playback singers of our age. 'Man Dole Mera Tan Dole' was a major song in her early career and is taken from the box-office hit film Nagin (1954).
The Rough Guide To The Music Of India serves up a dozen dishes from the country's greatest traditional and experimental kitchen in the hope that, once tasted and relished, such flavours linger on the palate and can never be untasted. The music of Grammy nominated artist Debashish Bhattacharya can also be explored on the bonus disc.
Enhanced Added Value: This CD contains a data track that includes music and travel from the Rough Guide books.
'this excellent Rough Guide disc covers a vast cross-section of Indian music' 4**** stars, Limelight (Australia)
Track Listing :
02 - Zoe and Idris Rahman - O, River (O Nodi Re)
03 - Aruna Sairam - Saravanabhava
04 - Seeta Doraiswamy - Vatapi Ganapatim
05 - Ravi Shankar - Megh
06 - T.H. Subashchandran - Moorsing Solo
07 - Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Musicians of Rajasthan - Helo Mharo Suno
08 - Wadali Brothers - Bulleya Ki Jaana Main Kaun
09 - Sohan Nath 'Sapera;' - Phagun Ka Lehra
10 - Shivkumar Sharma And Zakir Hussain - Mishra Tilang' In Keharwa Tal
11 - L. Subramaniam - Illalo Pranatarthi
12 - Hemant Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar - Man Dole Mera Tan Dole
02 - Mahu Bihag Jod-Jhata
03 - Maru Bihag Gat In Madhyata Rupak Tala
04 - Maru Bihag Gat And Jhata In Drut Tintala
05 - Raga Khamaj Aalaap
06 - Anandam In Anandi
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