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Nov 6, 2021 9:00 AM β€“ 12:00 PM

With Sangeet Team

Classical and Folk Music from the Indian Subcontinent, on WPRB since 1986 with a rotating cast of DJs

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9:01 AM
AIR Signature Tune - Shivaranjani
AIR Signature Tune Shivaranjani Walter Kaufmann
AIR All India Radio


9:03 AM
Shashank - Vishveshwar Darshan Kar - Sindhu Bhairavi
Shashank Vishveshwar Darshan Kar - Sindhu Bhairavi Swati Tirunal
Meditative Spell Sruthi Records 1997

Shashank Subramanyam was born on 14 October 1978 in Rudrapatna, Karnataka. He is widely acknowledged as a legend of the bamboo flute. His training has been mostly in vocal music, initially under his father, and then by Palghat K.V. Narayanaswami, and Hindustani music under Pandit Jasraj. He is largely self taught on the flute.


9:19 AM
Radhika Budhkar - Raga Jog
Radhika Budhkar Raga Jog
Vichitra Veena Musician's Guild

Born circa 1982, Dr. Radhika Umdekar Budhkar was born into a musical family and grew up in Gwalior.


9:44 AM
Maharajapuram Santhanam - Aanandamrutha - Amirthavarshini - Adi
Maharajapuram Santhanam Aanandamrutha - Amirthavarshini - Adi M. Dikshitar
Sukhalayam V/A Geethanjali 2002

Maharajapuram Santhanam, (20 May 1928-24 June 1992) was born in Sirunangur, a village in the state of Tamil Nadu.


9:50 AM
Ganesh - Kumaresh - Sadamadindaladu (Thyagaraja) - Raga Gambeeravani Adi tala (8 beats)
Ganesh - Kumaresh Sadamadindaladu (Thyagaraja) - Raga Gambeeravani Adi tala (8 beats) Thyagaraja
Sundaram Sense World Music 2005

Brothers Ganesh and Kumaresh are duo violin players, born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh in 1964 and 1967 respectively.


10:02 AM
Jayateerth Mevundi - Chandrakauns
Jayateerth Mevundi Chandrakauns Ramashreya Jha
Sunset in Dharwad Sangeeth Sagar 2011

Jayateerth Mevundi was born in Hubli, Karnataka and represents the Kirana Gharana singing style. Teachers include his mother Sudhabai Mevundi, Arjunsa Nakod and Shripad Padegar.


10:15 AM
Emani Sankara Sastry - Parama Pavana Rama - Purvi Kalyani
Emani Sankara Sastry Parama Pavana Rama - Purvi Kalyani Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar
Inde du Sud - l'Art de la Vina Playasound 1975

Emani Sankara Sastry was born on 23 September 1922 in Draksharamam, Andhra Pradesh. He came from a family of classical musicians.



10:40 AM
Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan - Khammaj (Dhun)
Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan Khammaj (Dhun)
Shahnai for Festive Moods Biswas 1996

Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan (21 March 1939 – 16 March 2016) was from Kolkata.



10:57 AM
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11:01 AM
U. Srinivas - GurulEka eTuvaNTi guNiki - Gowrimanohari
U. Srinivas GurulEka eTuvaNTi guNiki - Gowrimanohari Thyagaraja
The Magical Fingers of Mandolin U. Srinivas Oriental Records 1993


28 February 1969 – 19 September 2014

11:18 AM
Sudha Raghunathan - Gajavadana - Begada - Adi
Sudha Raghunathan Gajavadana - Begada - Adi Vijaya Vittala Dasa
Sangeeta Sangamam V/A Geethanjali 2002

Sudha Raghunathan was born in Chennai on 30 April 1956. Her main guru was M. L. Vasanthakumari.


11:25 AM
Ramesh Mishra - Raga Todi
Ramesh Mishra Raga Todi
Reminiscence Rageshree Music Institute 1997

Ramesh Mishra was born in Varanasi on 2 October 1948, and died on 13 March 2017 in New York City. He comes from a family of sarangi players and studied from an early age from a number of his older relatives. He was a disciple of Ravi Shankar.



11:40 AM
Rithvik Raja - Kanakashaila Viharini
Rithvik Raja Kanakashaila Viharini Syama Sastri
Sresta Begada Records 2019

Rithvik Raja (born 9 March 1989 in Chennai) is a student of T. M. Krishna.


This is set in Raga Punnagavarali.

11:49 AM
Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan - Raga Sindhi Bhairavi - Drut Teental
Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Raga Sindhi Bhairavi - Drut Teental
70th Birthday Rlease Navras Records 1999

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan was born on 18 February 1927 in Jaora, Madhya Pradesh,and died on 4 January 2017. He developed his own unique style of sitar playing, called "Jafferkhani Baaj".


Chat is archived.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:01:27 AM
πŸ™πŸΎ ΰ€Έΰ€‚ΰ€—ΰ₯€ΰ€€ Welcome to Sangeet on WPRB
Ram Ramaprasd 9:03:14 AM
That transition from Tobias was smooth
Sangeet Team (host) 9:03:37 AM
Yes, Tobias tries to select appropriate transition music.
Ram Ramaprasd 9:09:54 AM
Tranquil start to a morning show
Sangeet Team (host) 9:11:01 AM
Yes. The next piece on vichitra veena will also be tranquil - at least at the beginning.
Ram Ramaprasd 9:18:32 AM
I believe Shashank's father also taught him flute when he was a kid
Sangeet Team (host) 9:19:02 AM
I recall reading that somewhere.
Ram Ramaprasd 9:20:41 AM
In my opinion, Jog is a meditative raga, if you play/sing it in vilambit more
Sangeet Team (host) 9:21:01 AM
I announced there would be pakhawaj accompaniment, but this piece isn't completely in the dhrupad style, so there is only tabla.
Ram Ramaprasd 9:27:49 AM
I have to confess that Jog has brought tears to my eyes sometimes
DubNP 9:31:33 AM
Good morning!
Sangeet Team (host) 9:31:50 AM
Amazing what a skilled musician can do with only 5 notes.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:32:09 AM
Good morning, DubNP.
Music Challenged 9:34:44 AM
Enjoying the music. Great start with SindhuBhairavi followed by Jog
Sangeet Team (host) 9:36:55 AM
Good morning, Music Challenged. The show will also end with Sindhi Bhairavi on sitar.
Ram Ramaprasd 9:37:38 AM
Like Hindustani music always does
Sangeet Team (host) 9:39:13 AM
I try to end shows that way if I can. If I play Bhairavi/SindhuBhairavi at all, it generally works best as a closer. It is such an emotional raga, it's a hard one to follow.
Music Challenged 9:40:48 AM
Hmm... Dave. Never thought that way. You have interesting ways
Sangeet Team (host) 9:41:54 AM
I think that is why Hindustani concerts traditionally end with Bhairavi, or some variation thereof.
Ram Ramaprasd 9:45:56 AM
There is a story behind this raga. Dikshitar was travelling through a drought ridden area. He sang this song. Varshani is rain. You guessed it. It poured.
Sangeet Team (host) 9:47:38 AM
If only we could control the climate with music. There might not be so many droughts and wildfires.
Ram Ramaprasd 9:48:24 AM
Nobody has seriously tried it. LOL
Music Challenged 9:59:53 AM
Great first hour Dave - loved your selection
Sangeet Team (host) 10:00:39 AM
Thank you, Music Challenged.
Music Challenged 10:04:51 AM
We have chatted about this before - there are so many Hindustani singers that came from North Karnataka
Sangeet Team (host) 10:09:23 AM
Yes, quite a list of musicians. They have their own Wikipedia page.
Sangeet Team (host) 10:10:28 AM
Sangeet Team (host) 10:11:07 AM
Both Hindustani and Carnatic musicians come from there.
Sangeet Team (host) 10:12:31 AM
But, true, a disproportionate number of Hindustani musicians. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Karnataka#Musicians_from_Karnataka
Music Challenged 10:50:12 AM
Ali Ahmad gives the Shahnai a very different listen than Bismillah Khan
Music Challenged 10:51:18 AM
In my hears Bismillah Khan is more sonorous. I like both but they are so different
Sangeet Team (host) 10:53:30 AM
Indeed. The difference in training expresses itself. Then there is also the individual voices of the musicians.
Sangeet Team (host) 11:00:02 AM
And the great artists do develop their own voices expressed through their instruments.
Sangeet Team (host) 11:00:42 AM
The plain ones just sound like watered down clones of the teachers.
Chef Emeril Lagasse <3's WPR-BAM DONORS 11:47:10 AM
Thank you for everything, Sangeet team!
Music Challenged 11:48:16 AM
@Chef - How is the pledge drive going so far?
Sangeet Team (host) 11:48:20 AM
You are very welcome, Chef. It's gratifying that there are appreciative listeners. Thanks for dropping in the chatroom.
Sangeet Team (host) 12:02:15 PM
βŒ› That’s it for "Sangeet” for today. πŸ™ Thanks for listening, and participating in the chat! Stay tuned to WPRB for β€œThe Sonic Bloom” with DJ Esoterica.