Deserts of Rajasthan      (2 - CD set)

Deserts of Rajasthan (2 - CD set)

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Author: Ustad Zakir Hussain
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia/Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
: Ravi Shankar/Jasraj/Ali Akbar Khan et al
Publisher: RPG/Saregama
Year: 06/2006
Language: Music
Pages: N/A
ISBN/UPC (if available): CDNF150670/671ADD


Deserts of Rajasthan the most moving expanse of land in India. A land from where the rain gods turned their faces away many eras ago, gradually letting it thirst and pine into arid dryness. A land peopled by proud, valorous, robust folk, who for a thousand years fought the dryness within the land and the formidable invaders form the western horizons. A land of formidable fortresses, a land of sacrifice, loneliness. A land where the women protected their honor by burning themselves en masse rather than fall prey to the hands of conquerors. Where the winds whistle in the cold nights, Making the moonlight quiver.

The vastness and the poignant pain of Rajsthan finds arresting expression in its music. The wailing cadences of the songs of Rajsthan echo within the gigantic walls of the fortresses and across the endless dunes of sand as the camels wearily trudge towards a distant horizon. Ustatd Zakir Hussain is the greatest percussionist and percussion creative composer the world has seen. For him the tabla is not a drum. It is his own body, through which he breathes Prana, Bhava, Viraha, Ananda and Bhakti. The Master Brings to listeners a selection of Portraits of the moods of Rajasthan.

This Music album carries following tracks:

CD 1

1. Rhapsody in Battlefields
Ustad Zakir Hussain
Tabla Solo (Roopak Taal)

2. Romance in The Oasis
Ustad Zakir Hussain
Tabla Solo (Dadra Taal)

3. Sunrise On the Sands
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan on Sarod with Ustad Zakir Hussain
(Raga-Ahir Bhairav)

4. The Sage in The Fortress
Pt Ravi Shankar on sitar with
Ustad Zakir Hussain
(Raga-Asa Bhairav)

5. The Lonely Priest
Pt Jasraj with Ustad Zakir Hussain
(Ja ja re apne mandarwa (Raga-Bhimpalasi)

6. The Courtesan
Lakshmi Shankar with Ustad Zakir Hussain
Raina Dina Mohe Sham (Thumri-Pilu)

CD 2

1. The Elements
Ustad Zakir Hussain
Tabla Solo-Jhaptaal

2. Winds Of Change-Mayapuri
Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia on Flute with Ustad Zakir Hussain
Raga-Bhupali, Matta Taal

3. Of Mountains And Deserts
Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma on Santoor with Ustad Zakir Husain
Thumri Based Dhun, Keharwa Taal

4. Lord, Thy will Be Done
Lakshmi Shankar with Ustad Zakir Hussain
Bhajan-Naath anathan ki sudh lije


VIOLIN-Dr L Subramaniam
SARANGI-Iqbal ahmed
HARMONIUM-Nasir Quadri
TANPURA-Prof Ray Spegel
SLEEVE NOTES – Ananth Vaidyanathan