Monday, March 31, 2008
Instrumental music for my soul
Title: Peacock Dance
(Featuring Ustad Habib Khan - Sitar, Pandit Vikku Vinayakram - Ghatam)
Artist: Ustad Habib Khan
Album: Journey On the Strings
Basically this Peacock dance ( raag) is the collective work of three renowned musicians. Similarly, the used of these three instruments ( tabla, sarangi and sitar) turns into a creation of some of the most passionate and romantic, yet meditative music. Right to say its a music for soul. As a newcomer, listening to raags is a pleasant experience for me....
Now some information on Ustad Habib Khan, he is regarded as one of the best sitar players in the world today. He was born into a family of musicians and can trace his lineage back several generations to when classical music enjoyed the patronage of the nobility and royalty of India. He began his training at the tender age of five under the strict eye of his accomplished father, Ustad Hameed Jaffar Khan. Habib Khan has carved out a distinct style of his own which is a blend of his father's traditional techniques and his own imaginative innovations. He is as much at ease with light classical and religious music as he is with pure classical renderings of raagas.
More insight on his life...
Biography of Ustad Habib Khan on ancient future.
Official site on his work.