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Music Monday with a Maestro: Pandit Debu Chaudhuri

This Bhairavi dhun by Pandit Debu Chaudhuri (on sitar) is one of my favourites.  Debuji is a very sensitive player.  His performances are full of emotion.  He is accompanied by Ustad Shafaat Khan on tabla, who unknown to many was … Continue reading


Music Monday: Ustad Nishat Khan & Ustad Zakir Hussain

There are four types of tabla playing, one of them being accompaniment.  A good accompanying artist does not simply play theka, good accompaniment is when the artist understands the mood of the main artist and of the performance and is … Continue reading

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Music Mondays with a Maestro #1

Every Monday, Rhythm Riders’ director Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil will be sharing an audio/video link that he particularly enjoys. Its a great way for listeners (new and old) of Indian music to hear music curated by a maestro.

We begin the series with the legendary late Pt. Nikhil Bannerjee. The youtube video is an old recording of the maestro playing Raag Jogiya with accompaniment by a young Pt. Anindo Chatterjee on tabla. Continue reading

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Chirag Katti – Sitar, Sitrazz

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLgzBJorJRU]   A gifted artist, hailing from a musicians’ family, Chirag is an upcoming sitarist in Indian classical music. Chirag has been training in sitar for nearly 20 years under his father, Pandit Shashank Katti, who has played a major role … Continue reading

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