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Raag Desi (Alap,Gat) -by Nikhil Banerjee

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Uploaded on Sep 30, 2011

This is an excerpt from 43 min complete Recording of Raga.

(Complete Recording) http://vimeo.com/29870668

Raag Desi (Alap, Gat)

Sitarist : Pandit Nikhil Banerjee

Tabla Player : Karamatullah

A Syed Wajid's Presentation

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Raga Desi

Desi's kernel is obtained through a chalan-bheda on Raga Kafi. This is not to say that its originator conceived it with a conscious and deliberate intent of turning Kafi around. Nonetheless, Ragas don't happen in a vacuum; the accumulated corpus of rAgAngas colour and influence the active imagination. The process of accretion of rAgAngas and other distinct 'melodic molecules,' and their manifestation in several disparate melodies are potentially rich areas of study awaiting inauguration of a serious effort by Hindustani and Carnatic researchers. I dare say that there is a much deeper and common thread uniting rAgas across the two systems than is currently understood and appreciated.

(researched & compiled by Rajan P. Parrikar)

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