Featuring Hariprasad Chaurasia (Bansuri) with Bhawani Shankar (Pakhavaj), Vijay Ghate (Tabla) & Jayanti Gosher (Guitar)
India is one of the most musical & musically diverse countries in the world. Apart from some pan Indian forms, each region has its own distinctly rich legacy of music traditions
Having originated in the Vedic period (1500-900 BC), historically, the evolution of Indian music has been through various stages. From ritualistic hymns to folk melodies & ragas, the journey has continued relentlessly with classical & semi classical genres, leading up to crossover endeavours.
Among the myriad musical instruments practiced in India, bamboo flute or the bansuri is perhaps the most primitive & ancient instrument, It has a ubiquitous presence in all types of music including its well-known mythological connection with Lord Krishna, the cowherd of Brindavan.
Hariprasad Chaurasia, the legendary King of bansuri, will take the listeners on a musical discovery encompassing the broad canvas of Indian music. Starting with folk tunes, moving on to semi-classical & classical genres, the exploration will conclude with a fusion presentation.
This event was staged at the Tata Theatre on 8th December 2013
A free webcast on the NCPA Facebook page & YouTube channel.
Please note: The videos will be available for a week post the streaming.