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  • Mita Nag & Uday Kumar - Raga Yaman - The Biryani Boys

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    Preserving and Promoting Indian Music for Everyone!
    "...infused with hipster humor featuring prominent Indian musicians" - The New York Times
    www.thebiryaniboys.com

    Our Kolkata adventures continue as we present this full length performance of Raga Yaman by Mita Nag (sitar) and Uday Kumar (tabla) that takes place in the home of the great sitar maestro, Pandit Manilal Nag.

    Mita Nag is the daughter of Pandit Manilal Nag. As one of the leading female sitar players in India, Mita serves as the torch bearer of the Bishnupur Gharana (music tradition/style) that was lead by her father but also by her grandfather, Gokul Nag.

    Uday Kumar is a senior disciple of the great tabla maestro Ustad Shabbir Nisar of Hyderabad, India who guards many historic/sacred tabla compositions stewarded by his father, the great Tabla Nawaz Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan Saab.

    We hope you enjoy this amazing performance.

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  • Season 4 - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Play all

    The Biryani Boys welcome you to Season Four!
    Filmed on location in Kolkata, India; The music capital of India.
    We're thrilled you've taken some time to stop by and visit.

    We're celebrating our collaboration with the Ali Akbar College of Music. The timing couldn't be better as the college cuts the ribbon for the long awaited opening of their library and archives in California. All episodes were filmed on location in Kolkata, India. More adventures on their way so stay tuned...

    We've made it our mission of preserving and promoting Indian classical music. We're are absolutely nuts for it! All are welcome here. Whether you're new to Indian music or you're a seasoned listener. There is something for everybody!

    Our video series is a great place to start. The gang is all here and we are thrilled to feature sitar legends Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit Krishna Bhatt; sarod maestro, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan; tabla maestros Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Ustad Shabbir Nisar, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Pandit Anand Gopal and the Jimi Hendrix of mandolin, U. Shrinivas. Joining them are the stars of tomorrow like Alam Khan, Falu, Steve Gorn, Sameer Gupta, Mita Nag, Abhik Mukherjee and Uday Kumar.

    You'll also find plenty of fun cover songs here too; our humble beginnings where we prepared pop tunes of today and yesterday with actor/comedian and international man of mystery, Mike Myers. A highlight for sure.

    We hope that our passionate, casual and humorous presentation of this most amazing world of Indian classical music keeps you coming back for more.

    So feel free to reach out and say hi. We're members of all the on-line social clubs including Twitter and FaceBook. Cable subscribers can now catch us on ITV as part of Sangeet Sabha. You can also tune into BRIC (Brooklyn Independent Media) where our dreams of cable access stardom has come true. You can also visit us at our online home at www.thebiryaniboys.com Finally, if you like what you see here, we hope you'll consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.

    Thanks for visiting and we'll see you on the *Riyaz mat!

    Mustafa and David

    *The Riyaz Mat is where we practice, goof around and broadcast for...You!


    For more info on the Ali Akbar College of Music and Library visit: www.aacm.org and www.aliakbarlibrary.com

    Season Four Special Thanks:

    We couldn't have done it without the generous and enthusiastic support of Mary Khan, Alam Khan, Robin Sukhadia and Mark DeJong.
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  • Season 3 - Brooklyn Raga Massive Play all

    Welcome to the world of The Biryani Boys!
    www.thebiryaniboys.com
    Give me a B! Give me an R! Give me an M!

    Indian music is blowing up and you can find it all at the Brooklyn Raga Massive. It's a dope Indian music series where both stars and students come together to share and perform together. You never know who is going to drop in here, so get off your bum and check it out!

    We're thrilled you've taken some time to stop by and visit. We've made it our mission of preserving and promoting Indian classical music. We're are absolutely nuts for it! All are welcome here. Whether you're new to Indian music or you're a seasoned listener. There is something for everybody!

    Our video series is a great place to start. The gang is all here and we are thrilled to feature sitar legends, Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit Krishna Bhatt; tabla maestros Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Ustad Shabbir Nisar and Pandit Anand Gopal and the Jimi Hendrix of mandolin, U. Shrinivas. Joining them are the stars of tomorrow like Falu, Steve Gorn, Sameer Gupta, Mita Nag, Abhik Mukherjee and Uday Kumar.

    You'll also find plenty of fun cover songs here too; our humble beginnings where we prepared pop tunes of today and yesterday with actor/comedian and international man of mystery, Mike Myers. A highlight for sure.

    We hope that our passionate, casual and humorous presentation of this most amazing world of Indian classical music keeps you coming back for more.

    So feel free to reach out and say hi. We're members of all the on-line social clubs including Twitter and FaceBook. Cable subscribers can now catch us on ITV as part of Sangeet Sabha. You can also tune into BRIC (Brooklyn Independent Media) where our dreams of cable access stardom has come true. You can also visit us at our online home at www.thebiryaniboys.com Finally, if you like what you see here, we hope you'll consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.

    Thanks for visiting and we'll see you on the *Riyaz mat!

    Mustafa and David

    *The Riyaz Mat is where we practice, goof around and broadcast for...You!
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  • Season 2 - Hyderabad Play all

    Welcome to the world of The Biryani Boys!
    www.thebiryaniboys.com
    Did someone say Biryani?! Hyderabad, baby!


    We're in Hyderabad, Man! The Biryani Boys get all kinds of crazy up in this town. We'll start the day off with the Hyderabad Government Music College tour. After a quick chai break, we'll head to a friends for an intimate house concert in Banjara Hills. Hail a rickshaw because we end the night with a couple of hot concerts featuring Ustad Shabbir Nisar, Rashid Khan and U Shrinivas. Let's go!

    We're thrilled you've taken some time to stop by and visit. We've made it our mission of preserving and promoting Indian classical music. We're are absolutely nuts for it! All are welcome here. Whether you're new to Indian music or you're a seasoned listener. There is something for everybody!

    Our video series is a great place to start. The gang is all here and we are thrilled to feature sitar legends, Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit Krishna Bhatt; tabla maestros Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Ustad Shabbir Nisar and Pandit Anand Gopal and the Jimi Hendrix of mandolin, U. Shrinivas. Joining them are the stars of tomorrow like Falu, Steve Gorn, Sameer Gupta, Mita Nag, Abhik Mukherjee and Uday Kumar.

    You'll also find plenty of fun cover songs here too; our humble beginnings where we prepared pop tunes of today and yesterday with actor/comedian and international man of mystery, Mike Myers. A highlight for sure.

    We hope that our passionate, casual and humorous presentation of this most amazing world of Indian classical music keeps you coming back for more.

    So feel free to reach out and say hi. We're members of all the on-line social clubs including Twitter and FaceBook. Cable subscribers can now catch us on ITV as part of Sangeet Sabha. You can also tune into BRIC (Brooklyn Independent Media) where our dreams of cable access stardom has come true. You can also visit us at our online home at www.thebiryaniboys.com Finally, if you like what you see here, we hope you'll consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.

    Thanks for visiting and we'll see you on the *Riyaz mat!

    Mustafa and David

    *The Riyaz Mat is where we practice, goof around and broadcast for...You!
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  • Season 1 - Pandit Manilal Nag and Mita Nag: Sitar Duets Play all

    The Biryani Boys' Indian Music Variety show has landed. You heard it here first. Mustafa and David bring you deep cuts from our personal archive from Calcutta to Hyderabad and beyond. The Biryani has landed!
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  • The Beginning: Achannak Play all

    Welcome to the world of The Biryani Boys!
    www.thebiryaniboys.com

    In the beginning, there was Achannak. We owe so much to our dear friend, mentor and master sitarist, Prasanna Kumar. Little did we know that this performance at Hunter College would go on to spark the fire. All of a sudden, The Biryani Boys were born. Enjoy the heart felt and sitar stylings of Prasanna Kumar and his students.

    We're thrilled you've taken some time to stop by and visit. We've made it our mission of preserving and promoting Indian classical music. We're are absolutely nuts for it! All are welcome here. Whether you're new to Indian music or you're a seasoned listener. There is something for everybody!

    Our video series is a great place to start. The gang is all here and we are thrilled to feature sitar legends, Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit Krishna Bhatt; tabla maestros Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Ustad Shabbir Nisar and Pandit Anand Gopal and the Jimi Hendrix of mandolin, U. Shrinivas. Joining them are the stars of tomorrow like Falu, Steve Gorn, Sameer Gupta, Mita Nag, Abhik Mukherjee and Uday Kumar.

    You'll also find plenty of fun cover songs here too; our humble beginnings where we prepared pop tunes of today and yesterday with actor/comedian and international man of mystery, Mike Myers. A highlight for sure.

    We hope that our passionate, casual and humorous presentation of this most amazing world of Indian classical music keeps you coming back for more.

    So feel free to reach out and say hi. We're members of all the on-line social clubs including Twitter and FaceBook. Cable subscribers can now catch us on ITV as part of Sangeet Sabha. You can also tune into BRIC (Brooklyn Independent Media) where our dreams of cable access stardom has come true. You can also visit us at our online home at www.thebiryaniboys.com Finally, if you like what you see here, we hope you'll consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.

    Thanks for visiting and we'll see you on the *Riyaz mat!

    Mustafa and David

    *The Riyaz Mat is where we practice, goof around and broadcast for...You!
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