Monday, January 30, 2012

IAWW India Republic Day Celebration, January, 2012

Akshay, Nikhil, and Sahil performing Raga Adana for India Republic Day Celebration, Jan. 2012
Accompanying them on tabla is Sumi Sall. Well done boys! Thanks, Sumi, you were awesome!

As you can probably tell from the video, Nikhil and Sahil are twins, and Akshay is their cousin. Music runs in the family!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Raga Kedar

Ascend : S m-G-P, M P D N S'
Descend : S D P M P D P m, S R S

Here are some samples of Raga Kedar from YouTube recordings:

Ustad Rashid Khan

Smt. Girija Devi

Pandit Budhaditya Mukherji (Sitar)

Aap Uhi Agar Hamase Milate Rahe (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena)

Bekas Pe Karam Kijie (Mughal-E-Azam)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Rashmi Shende Presenting Raga Des on Sitar, Dec. 2011

Proud of my students!! Rashmi presenting raga Des on sitar for annual recital, Dec. 2011.

Rashmi is a busy mom running after a toddler!! She moved to Virginia last year and continued her lessons on-line.I am amazed to see her sincere efforts work despite our long-distance student-teacher relationship!! Well done Rashmi!