Monday, 26 January 2009

Bhimpalasi Fast Tintal

While we're on music, I think this is awe-inspiring. It's a practice session, preparing for a competition.

Sitar: Andrew Mendelson. Tabla: Gulam Fareed. Story: A Cricket in the Court of Akbar.

The sitar is one of those instruments, like the bandoneón, that is a pocket orchestra in the hands of a master. I think this piece they're playing has a wonderful drive to it. Once I start watching, it's difficult to look away.

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