INDIA: Raga (Documentary, 1992)

INDIA: Raga (Documentary, 1992)


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Playing Time: 00:27:15
Catalogue Number: LYRDV1006
UPC: 744457100691

The great classical violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, introduces Raga with an explanation of the Morning rage, Ahira Bhairava. This is followed by footage of that same raga being played by musicians in Jaipur in Rajasthan, still one of the most traditional states in India.

The program includes the complex process of making of the various stringed instruments (sitar, sarod, tanpur, etc.) for the playing of the Raga. Menuhin explains the masculine or feminine character and emotional content of each Raga and its appropriate time of day for playing.

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