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Raga Lalit

Program #CHAD001. Recorded in Mumbai, India on April 24, 1989.

Lalit is a beautiful early morning raga and a speciality of maestro Chaudhuri. In this recording he performs masitkhani (slow)and razakhani (fast) gats, compositions, in teen tal, 16 beats. Lalit is followed by raga Shahana Bahar, a late night melody. The gat is in ektal of 12 beats. Maestro Chaudhuri concludes with an evocative dhun, a light classical form, based on raga Pilu in dadra tal of six beats. Anindo Chatterjee provides brilliant accompaniment on tabla.

Speaker(s):

Debu Chaudhuri

Winner of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's most prestigious awards, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, is a legendary figure in Indian classical music. He is a disciple of the great sitar master, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan of the Senia Gharana, the traditional school of Indian classical music named after Tansen, the father of Indian music.

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