Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rare picks of 2009

Before entering into the new year it would be a great idea to listen to a few songs sung by some non conventional singers. All the artists featured here are great achievers of their chosen art form. Ustad Bundu Khan, was probably the most outstanding Sarangi player during the first half of the 20th century. After migrating to Pakistan during the partition in 1947, he continued to play the Sarangi till his death in 1955. His son, Umrao Bundu Khan has continued his musical tradition. Ustad Vilayat Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar are considered to be the best Sitar players of all-time. Who was better between the two is a matter of undying debate. Pandit Birju Maharaj is the undisputed emperor of Kathak dance.

Umrao Khan - Gaud Sarang - Sundar Naar Karat Singar :  Download

Birju Maharaj - Pahadi - Chhoro Chhoro Bihari :  Download

Vilayat Khan - Bhairavi Bandish :  Download

Ravi Shankar & Others - Hey Nath :  Download

I wish you all a very happy, prosperous and musical 2010 !!


Anonymous said...

Vilayat Khan is the greatest sitarist

Anonymous said...

The first piece is by Bundu Khan's son Umrao Khan. Please see

indianraga said...

Sorry for the goof up. Thanks for pointing it out. The post remains corrected now. Thanks 'Anonymous'.

science and math said...

Says file not found can you please correct it.

indianraga said...

I just checked. The links are OK. Maybe it was a temporary server error.

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