Acknowledged as the leading light of the Kriana Gharana, Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi is a sheer musical marvel whose singing invariably provides listeners with a divine musical experience. Born in 1922 into a conservative Brahmin family in gadag. Karnataka Bhimsen Joshi displayed the sings of being a musical genius from an early age. He ran away from him and started learning music at the age of 11 against his father’s wishes. But when his father became aware of Bhimsen’s talent in singing and his fervent desire for knowledge in music he made arrangements for him to learn under the guidance of Sawai Gandharva of Kundol a pupil of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan.
His natural tuneful voice received further polish under the tutelage of his guru and with relentless riyaaz his gayaki began to shine with a new luminescence that has dazzled the entire country. Through his amazing absorption of the soul of various gayaki styles he ahs created a unique musical blend adding his own introspective aesthetic sense to it that is fascinating structured and innovative all at one. For over four decades now he has been leading the renaissance of Indian classical music with the passion and power of a singer drenched in single pointed thirst for music. He has been honoured with numerous awards and titles such as the Padma shree and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award amongst others.
This album a part of the pride of India series presents some of the best renditions by the singing genius. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
Raag Ahir Bhairav and Marwa
Tabla – Bharat Kamat
Harmonium – Sudhir Nayak
Vocal Support – Shrinivas Joshi
Tanpura – Atul Garud, Vinayak Prabhu
Bhajan: Ram Kahiye
Lyrics : Bhakti Kavi Narayan Agrawal music by Shrinivas Khale
Bhajan Ram Kahiya and jo Bhaje Hari ko recorded live at Hare Krishna Mandir Durina
Radha Krishna Utsav : 1992-93
Pakhawaj and Tabla – Pt. Bhawani Shankar
Pride of India
traditions are vulnerable to the passage of time and can become a part of history if not nurtured with constant commitment care and attention. Indian classical musical an integral part of Indian musical tradition can be traced back through the centuries to the Vedic period two thousand years ago. It has survived and developed over a period of time owing to the presence of great musicians who live to fed their passion for music with unmatchable dedication grit and determination. These musicians have sheen and a status that is bound to stay for generations to come. They have sustained and further added to the rich historical heritage of Indian classical music immortal and unforgettable. By painting the tradition with nuances and textures unheard of they have presented us with a legacy that we are proud of pride of India complies and presents this very legacy of Indian classical music replete with richness and vast variations of musical traditions. This series presents the gems of Indian classical music at their utmost best. Experience the magic of their great historical renditions and submerge in the euphoria of their unfurling musical traditions. This series presents the gems of Indian classical Music at their utmost best. Experience the magic of their great historical renditions and submerge in the euphoria of their unfurling musical ecstasy.
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