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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan - Raag Yaman on Sarod

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Published on Nov 29, 2009

In this video Ustad Amjad Ali Khan continues to sing through his sarod, this time mesmerizingly in Raag Yaman. Look out for the brilliant potrayal of the 'Karun Ras' - the feeling of sadness and melancholy in this piece (in this particular song, its the feeling a lover feels without her 'piya' or beloved).

As Pt. Ravi Shankar has aptly put it, 'The performing arts in India - music, dance,drama, and poetry - are based on the concept of Nava Rasa , or the "nine sentiments" ', this piece proves to be a case in the point. This short masterpiece illustrates how the seven 'swar's can be used to portray any human emotion comprehensively and that a Raag is not just a mere set of notes but is an instrument, which when in able hands can paint any picture on the canvas of human mind.

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