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India’s Great Sitar Player

Program #CULT006. Recorded in Alamosa, CO on August 24, 1986.

This program features the legendary sitar maestro Vilayat Khan in some of his finest performances. In addition to background information on his life you will hear a discussion on raga and sitar. Ustad (maestro) Vilayat Khan performs the following ragas: Shankara (with Nizamuddin Khan on tabla; Jaijaivanti (with Samta Prasad on tabla; Miyan ki Malhar (with Imrat Khan on surbahar and Samta Prasad on tabla) and Bhairavi (with Bismillah Khan on shenai and Samta Prasad on tabla) and Jhinjhoti (with Samta Prasad on tabla.)

Produced and hosted by David Barsamian as part of his Ganges to the Nile series.

Recorded at KRZA.


Vilayat Khan

India's greatest sitar player.

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