09 June 2010

The Broadcast presents dueling Indian santurs (hammered dulcimers).

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Raga Pahadi & Raga Misra Pahadi
Shivkumar Sharma - santur, Shafaat Ahmed Khan - tabla
Shivkumar Sharma: Mountain Breeze
Audiorec Classics, 766032 1041-2
(Genial, folksy, light classical raga. Pentatonic with a sprinkling of accidentals. More and more of them as the performance unfolds.)

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

2. Raga Kirvani

3. Dhun in Misra Anandi

Tracks 2-3 (rec. 1995)
Tarun Bhattacharya - santur, Bikram Ghosh - tabla
Tarun Bhattacharya: Kirvani
Music of the World, CDT-139
(This one's for you if you've ever wondered how to play a pitchbend on the hammered dulcimer.)

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

4. Raga Janasammohini (rec. 1998)
Shivkumar Sharma - santur, Rahul Sharma - santur, Shafaat Ahmed Khan - tabla, Manorama Sharma - tanpura
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma: Sampradaya
Realworld, CDRW75
(Jugalbandi, or duet, one idea realized through two pairs of hands, featuring, here, father and son.)

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