The classical music of North India, known as Hindustani music is based upon a system of rāgas, melodic structures built around modes, motifs and various extra-musical considerations such as time of performance — time of day or season of the year.
For the last few weeks we have been featuring the traditional rāga known as Miyan Malhar which is linked with the monsoon season. As this season draws to a close, however, we now remove this performance, but continue to feature the great master of the North Indian bamboo flute, or bansuri, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. A full feature/interview with Hariprasad will appear soon at Flute Journal. Meanwhile, enjoy Hariprasad performing in duet with his longtime collaborator, santoor master Shivkumar Sharma. This piece is not linked to a specific time of day, so feel free to play it at any time.
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