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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM


Jan 3, 2022 2:00 AM β€“ 5:00 AM

With Sangeet Team

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

New Year's Day Tea with Dave 𓀁


2:00 AM
AIR Signature Tune - Shivaranjani
AIR Signature Tune Shivaranjani Walter Kaufmann


All India Radio (AIR), officially known since 1957 as Akashvani (literary meaning "Voice from the Sky").

2:01 AM
Prasanna - Varnam (Abhogi)
Prasanna Varnam (Abhogi) Patnam Subramania Iyer
Natabhairavi INRECO 2000

R. Prasanna (better known as Guitar Prasanna), was born on 2 October 1970, and grew up in Chennai. He is a pioneer in performing Carnatic music on the electric guitar. He also plays jazz, progressive rock, and world fusion.


2:08 AM
Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan & Lalgudi J. Vijayalakshmi - Atukaaraadani
Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan & Lalgudi J. Vijayalakshmi Atukaaraadani Tyagaraja
Bow to the Violins: South Indian Classical Music Felmay 2006

"Atu karadani palka" is in Raga Manoranjani.

Children of the violin legend Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, Lalgudi Gopala Iyer Jayaraman Radhakrishnan, popularly known as G. J. R. Krishnan or Lalgudi Krishnan was born on 15 April 1960. Lalgudi J. Vijayalakshmi was born in 1966.


2:14 AM
Ustad Yunus Husain Khan - Chandini Kedar
Ustad Yunus Husain Khan Chandini Kedar
Darpan: Ustad Yunus Husain Khan - Khyal, Classical Vocal Music of North India RMP 2012

Yunus Husain Khan (1927-1991) is the son and disciple of Vilayat Husain Khan, vocalist representing the Agra gharana. When the old "dhrupad" style of Hindustani music gave rise to the "khayal" style, this led to individualized styles and eventually the different "gharanas" (schools or houses of musical styles). The Agra gharana retains more of the dhrupad origins that most other gharanas.


This is from a concert recorded in 1973.

2:52 AM
Ravikiran - Kanakana ruchira kanakavasana
Ravikiran Kanakana ruchira kanakavasana Tyagaraja
Raga "Varali" A connoisseur's dream Kalakendra 1995

"Kanakana ruchira kanakavasana" is in Raga Varali.

Narasimhan Ravikiran was born on 12 February 1967 in Mysore. A child prodigy, he was able to identify about 325 ragas (melodic scales) and 175 talas (rhythmic cycles) of Carnatic music at the age of 2.


It's a bit hard to tell on this image, but the white cylindrical item used to glide over the strings that Ravikiran is holding is made of Teflon.

3:02 AM
Sikkil Sisters (Flute) - Ramabhakathi Samarajyam - Sudha Bangala
Sikkil Sisters (Flute) Ramabhakathi Samarajyam - Sudha Bangala Thygaraja
Flute: Sikkil Sisters Sangeetha 1987

Sikkil Kunjumani, (10 June 1927 - 13 November 2010) and Sikkil Neela, (born 9 September 1940), are sisters who play the Carnatic flute.



3:07 AM
Bikram Ghosh - Nasruk
Bikram Ghosh Nasruk Bikram Ghosh
Talking Tabla Music Of The World 2007

Born in Kolkata on 20 October 1966, he is the son of tabla master Shankar Ghosh.


"Nasruk" is a 9-beat rhythm cycle, divided into 4 1/2 + 4 1/2.

3:22 AM
N. Rajam & Sangeeta Shankar - Entani ne varnintunu
N. Rajam & Sangeeta Shankar Entani ne varnintunu Tyagaraja
Together Magnasound 1996

Dr. N. Rajam was born in 1938, and is the sister of violinist T. N. Krishnan. Rajam started her initial training in Carnatic music under her father, A. Narayana Iyer. She also trained under Musiri Subramania Iyer, and learned raga development from Hindustani vocalist Omkarnath Thakur. She became a professor of Music at Banaras Hindu University, and eventually became head of the department and the dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts of the University. Her daughter Sangeeta Shankar was born on 12 August 1965. While the two normally perform Hindustani music, this is a CD of Carnatic kritis.


"Entanine" is in Raga Mukhari.

3:28 AM
Ashwini Bhide Deshpande - Raag Yaman
Ashwini Bhide Deshpande Raag Yaman
Rageshri Yaman Durga Alurkar Music House 2000

Born in Mumbai on 7 October 1960, she started her early classical training under the guidance of Narayanrao Datar, the elder brother of violinist D. K. Datar. She learned music in the Jaipur-Atrauli style from her mother Manik Bhide, a senior disciple of Kishori Amonkar. She also received guidance from Ratnakar Pai. She also holds a Master's degree in Microbiology and earned a doctorate in Biochemistry from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. It was not until she completed her PhD that she even considered a professional career in music.


3:48 AM
T. M. Krishna - Saramaina - Behag - Rupaka
T. M. Krishna Saramaina - Behag - Rupaka Swati Tirunal
Margazhi Raagam Aghal Films 2013

Born on 22 January 1976 in Chennai, T. M. Krishna is a vocalist, writer, activist, and author.

He was awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for β€œhis forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, breaking barriers of caste and class to unleash what music has to offer not just for some but for all”.


3:56 AM
Aruna Sairam - Saravanabhava
Aruna Sairam Saravanabhava Muthiah Bhagavatar
Divine Inspiration world village 2008

Born in Mumbai on 30 October 1952, her main teacher was T. Brinda.


"Saravanabhava" is in Raga Pasupatipriya.

4:01 AM
D. K. Jayaraman - Chani todi teve O manasa - Harikambhoji
D. K. Jayaraman Chani todi teve O manasa - Harikambhoji Tyagaraja
Sangeetha Kalanidhi EMI 1993

D. K. Jayaraman (22 July 1928 - 25 January 1991) was the younger brother of D. K. Pattammal.


4:11 AM
Brij Narayan - Raga Jog
Brij Narayan Raga Jog
Scintillating Sarod T-Series 1991

Born on 25 April 1952 in Udaipur, Rajasthan, he is the son of Ram Narayan, and nephew of Chatur Lal.


4:39 AM
Ranjani & Gayathri (Vocal) - Sarasa Sama Dana - Kapinarayani
Ranjani & Gayathri (Vocal) Sarasa Sama Dana - Kapinarayani Tyagaraja
N/A 2021

Ranjani (13 May 1973) and Gayatri (10 May 1976) were students of P.S. Narayanaswamy.


4:55 AM
Susheela Raman - Sarasa
Susheela Raman Sarasa Tyagaraja (arr. Susheela Raman)
Love Trap Narada 2003

Susheela Raman was born 21 July 1973 in London. The family moved to Australia when she was 4, and Susheela grew up singing South Indian classical music and began giving recitals at an early age. Returning to England in 1997, she started to work with her partner, guitarist/producer Sam Mills. Some of her music draws on traditional Carnatic music blended with jazz, folk and pop influences.