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I'm not sure you can get very far in exploring Abhijit Banerjee's tastes in Indian classical music. He seems to be a connoisseur of Indian classical music, but not an artist, and there appears to be very little information about his musical tastes. (If you were instead asking about the tabla artist Abhijit Banerjee, things might be different!) Since winning ...


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You can see that there is a percussion instrument on Zakir's left that looks like a thick book bound with a belt. What exactly is this instrument? Is it really just a book ? Yes , it is just a thick book ! But again , it is not 'just' a book , but an Amplified book . He used this Amplified book as a Percussion instrument in several other concerts too . Here ...


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As @wcullen says in the comments, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performs qawwalis in the Sufi tradition. The Encyclopedia Britannica has a reasonable article on qawwalis, although the description of the style of music is given from the perspective of Western classical music. Nusrat's nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan continues the tradition of performing qawwalis, in ...


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This ragam is Mahati, an invention of Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. The arohanam and avarohanam is as follows: Arohanam: S G3 P N2 S Avarohanam: S N2 P G3 S This is a rare example of a ragam employing only 4 swarams in both the arohanam and avarohanam! Dr. Balamuralikrishna has composed a song "Mahaneeya Madhura Moorte" in this ragam set to Khanda Chāpu tālam....


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I am inclined to agree with @Angst here. The tune seems to be a remix of the refrain (by Susmit Sen on the guitar) of the composition Desert Rain by Indian Ocean, from the album of the same name. It is common to see popular tunes being reworked into advertisements, and I'm sure this is one of those situations. Here is a link to a performance of Desert Rain ...


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The second ragam is called Gāvati, a Hindustani ragam that has been borrowed into Carnatic music. It has the following ārohanam and avarohanam: Ārohanam: S M1 P N2 S Avarohanam: S D2 M1 P G3 M1 R2 S G. N. Balasubramaniam has actually composed a varnam (Kamala vāsini, Ādi talam) in this ragam. It was GNB who introduced it into Carnatic music, after having ...


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The timestamps in this answer reference the full album (linked on Amazon Music), and not the extract on YouTube. Ganesh and Kumaresh play kalpana swarams in Sankarābharanam from 6:26 to 10:17 mins. The ragamalika swarams begin from the 10:17 mark, and follow a clear progression. The ragamalika swarams are played in 24 different ragams, in sets of 6. The ...


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