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Sangeet with Ramaprasad

Nov 15, 2021 2:00 AM – 5:00 AM

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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Sangeet with Ramaprasad
2:02 AM
Shubha Ganesan - Alakalalla Laa Daga in raga Madhyamavathi
Shubha Ganesan Alakalalla Laa Daga in raga Madhyamavathi Thyagaraja

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Hails from a family of musicians.

Trained under M L Vasanthakumari

& T N Seshagopalan

2:23 AM
Aktaribai Faizabadi (Begum Akhtar) - Tum Buta Habjai Ayse - A ghazal
Aktaribai Faizabadi (Begum Akhtar) Tum Buta Habjai Ayse - A ghazal

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[1914 – 1974]

Popularly known as Begum Akhtar

Noted for her singing of ghazals,

dadra and thumri

2:28 AM
Shobhana Rangachary - Nive Gatiyani Nera Namminanu i raga Kalyani
Shobhana Rangachary Nive Gatiyani Nera Namminanu i raga Kalyani Shyama Sastri

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[ 1954 – 1985]

Trained under S Gopalakrishnan who was a student

of the legendary Tiger Varadachariar. Known for her

unhurried style, her blossoming career was cut short

at age 31 by a kitchen accident. She had also learnt

Hindustani thumris

2:42 AM
Siddheshwari Devi - A dadra
Siddheshwari Devi A dadra

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[1908 -1977]

Legendary Hindustani singer from Varanasi

Learnt under Siyaji Maharaj, Rajab Ali Khan

& Inayat Khan. Received many awards including

Padma Shri M S SUbbulakshmi learnt bhajans

from her

2:50 AM
Nimalya Day Shankara Girijapati - Shankara Girijapati in raga Malkauns
Nimalya Day Shankara Girijapati Shankara Girijapati in raga Malkauns

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[1959 - ]

Trained in drupad under many

drupad masters like Ustad Zia Fariduddin

Dagar.

2:59 AM
M Balamuralikrishna - Aj  Aye in raga Yamunakalyani
M Balamuralikrishna Aj Aye in raga Yamunakalyani Swathi Thirunal

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M Balamuralikrishna [1930-2016]

Stalwart in Carnatic Music. Musician

and composer. Played viola also

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Swathi Thirunal [1813-1846]

King - Composer

3:12 AM
Asgari Bai - A composition sung in the drupad style
Asgari Bai A composition sung in the drupad style

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Asgari Bai [1918 – 2006]

Trained under Ustad Zahur Khan and broke

the barrier that kept women away from drupad

music. Recipient of many awards

3:24 AM
R K Srikantan and M S Sheela - Inthachowka in raga Pantuvarali
R K Srikantan and M S Sheela Inthachowka in raga Pantuvarali M Sadashiva Rao

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R K Srikantan [1920 - 2014]


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M S Sheela

Teacher and student


3:29 AM
Vijay Koparkar - A composition in three ragas - Maarva, Purvi and Sohni
Vijay Koparkar A composition in three ragas - Maarva, Purvi and Sohni

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Vijay Koparkar [1962-]

Trained under Madhusudhan Patwardhan,

Vasantrao Deshpnde and Jitendra Abhisheki

3:42 AM
Srirangam Gopalaratnam - Selected poems (like Rati Suka Sare, etc) from Ashtapadi in raga Tilang
Srirangam Gopalaratnam Selected poems (like Rati Suka Sare, etc) from Ashtapadi in raga Tilang Jayadeva

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Jayadeva - 12th Century Sanskrit

poet from Odisha

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Srrangam Gopalaratnam [1939 – 1993]

A very talented musician, student of

Dr. Pinakapani and others. A promising

carrier ended with early death at age 54

3:50 AM
Asgari Bai - Raga Purvi
Asgari Bai Raga Purvi

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Asgari Bai

A forgotten voice

4:03 AM
Shobhana Rangachary - Na Morala Kimpavemi in raga Devagandhari
Shobhana Rangachary Na Morala Kimpavemi in raga Devagandhari Thyagaraja

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Shobhana Rangachary

A creative life snuffed by an accident in a kitchen

4:23 AM
Sameer Rao (Flute) - A bandish in raga Jog
Sameer Rao (Flute) A bandish in raga Jog

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Sameer Rao [1982 -]

Hindustani flautist. Trained initially under

Veerabhadriah Hiremath and since 2002,

under Hariprasad Chaurasia

4:37 AM
Srirangam V Venkatanagarajan - Simhasana Sthite in ragamalika
Srirangam V Venkatanagarajan Simhasana Sthite in ragamalika Dikshitar

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Srirangam V Venkatanagarajan

Trained under Mrs. Ambujam Vedantham,

who learnt from stalwarts including

Dr. S. Ramanathan and Kallidaikurichi

Muthunatesa Iyer

4:45 AM
Soma Ghosh (Vocal) and Bismillah Khan (Shehnai) - A dadra in raga Bhairavi
Soma Ghosh (Vocal) and Bismillah Khan (Shehnai) A dadra in raga Bhairavi

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Bismillah Khan [1916 - 2008]

A legend in his own lifetime, popularized the

shehnai

Soma Ghosh

Trained initially under under mother Archana

Chakravarthy and later under Narayan

Chakravarthy (Senia gharana)

4:57 AM
B N Suresh (Flute) - A thillana in raga Dhanashri
B N Suresh (Flute) A thillana in raga Dhanashri Swathi Thirunal

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B N Suresh [1946 - 1990]

Considered a child prodigy, he learnt

under T R Mahalingam. A flourishing

career in music was dealt a blow because

of an accident at home that hurt his back.

He died at the age of 44