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I've saw something like this at the Kelkar Museum in Poontown years back. Playable. Novel. Didn't really catch on. Looks like something on loan from "Bhai Diddley" !
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Nice documentary on PRS in English

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/india-decides-9/pandit-ravi-shankar-the-man-who-took-the-east-to-the-west/258077?hp&video-featured

And also this essay by Shuba Mugdal

http://thebigindianpicture.com/2012/12/songs-of-the-little-road/

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A Book on Allaudin Khan - Musician for the Soul


http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0061932049/Acharya-Ustad-Allauddin-Khan.aspx?goback=.gde_1510297_member_200431764


n the 20th Century, India was fortunate to have had the landmark musician Ustad (maestro) Allauddin Khan in the forefront of musical culture, as he broke the bonds of orthodoxy and closed-mindedness with which the old families and teaching lineages withheld the knowledge of North Indian Classical Music. He endeavored to make that art available for anyone interested and talented, without sacrificing the integrity of it in any way whatsoever. Allauddin Khan’s achievements as a performer was historic in itself – a musician who would be remembered as one of the greatest virtuosos and musical thinkers of all time. At the same time, his service to India and the world in bringing this ancient art out to common society is perhaps an accomplishment paralleled only by the great social reformers of our time. It is impossible to sketch the life-portrait of a man of such scope, particularly as Ustad Allauddin Khan’s achievements spanned close to a hundred years. He lived for over a century and continued his work until his very last days. This book has endeavored to give the reader a glimpse of his extraordinary life, as an artist, as a historically significant contributor to this great art, and as a man of the noblest character.

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Hi All
BBC RADIO 3 is broadcasting Pandit-ji's classic Raga Jog from the 1950s with Pt Chatur Lal on tabla.
10.30pm
I'll record it anyway but it's probably the classic performance we already have...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01px5yc

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The one from Three Ragas? Been a while since I've listened to it but it was a good one to my recollection!
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Yes It was that one. VERY Pt-ji in his exposition & once again reminded me of how dance/rhythmn oriented Ravi-ji's playing was. He DID start out as a dancer after all, with Uday!!!
I did find interesting the first piece dedicated to his friend the late director/composer etc Sri Satyajit Ray. We must remember what soulful & haunting music Ravi-ji did for the Apu trilogy.

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Also found this...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/697f8b9f-0454-40f2-bba2-58f35668cdbe

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I've never seen this instrument before. Does anyone know what it is exactly?

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Wow, seriously what is that?
It looks a bit like a resonator sitar.. :?

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RIP..saw him at the Barbican last time around. The eyes were still burning bright...
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There will be a tribute concert for Pandit Ravi Shankar's in Fort Lauderdale on March 2, 2013, 6pm. If you are in the area, it's a worthwhile event.
http://forums.chandrakantha.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11509#p70250
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I see there is even a comment from the rude and self-important Mr Parrikar on PRS

http://www.parrikar.org/nibbles/

His only comment: "Ravi Shankar was the finest sitar player of our time (nota bene, far better than the teental-only crashing bore Vilayat what’s-his-name)."

There is actually a nice picture of Ravi Shankar tickling Ali Akbar Khan at the link

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I see there is even a comment from the rude and self-important Mr Parrikar on PRS

http://www.parrikar.org/nibbles/

His only comment: "Ravi Shankar was the finest sitar player of our time (nota bene, far better than the teental-only crashing bore Vilayat what’s-his-name)."

There is actually a nice picture of Ravi Shankar tickling Ali Akbar Khan at the link

"rude and self-important" - that must be the biggest understatement of the century ! Some of his comments on Vilayat Khan and Ali Akbar Khan are so atrocious that the only purpose they serve is to bare his ignorance and lopsidedness. I guess thats what happens when your claim to fame is derived from your mother's collection. RIP Rajan who-cares-a-damn-whats-his-last-name-anyway !
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While I enjoy Mr. Parrikar's knowledge and discussion of ragas, it is true he tends to be...errr...brusque in voicing opinions. My teacher has commented on the amount of self-declared / self-important "pandits" that sprung up everywhere after independence...everyone's an expert all of a sudden.

De gustibus non est disputandum, chacun et son gout, etc. Maybe he lives in a bizarro world where he listens to Khansaheb and only hears the mad plinkings of Sri Chinmoy...sort of a Twilight Zone...
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