Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Crying Sun

Throughout the eons of my musical journey, I've found it rare that a sound supersedes the piercing immediacy of the sarangi. Ustad Sabri Khan is credited with introducing the West to this ancient, immortal sound. He has performed around the world, and has done duets with Yehudi Menuhin.
This piece covers two ragas, starting off with a beautiful alap in Khan's inimitable style. The following Jhala is intense, evocative of some emotions you doubtless haven't felt in a while. Raga Multani is more of a devotional affair, starting off with a conjuring grin and moving into some pretty mischievous territory.

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