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Kalyani Bilawal

Program #CULT071-1. Recorded in New Delhi, India on September 21, 1999.

This romantic raga is a creation of sitar maestro Debu Chaudhuri. It is a combination of Kalyan and Bilawal ragas. He begins with a brief alap followed by slow and fast compositions in teental of 16 beats. After Kalyani Bilawal, the meastro plays folk music from Rajasthan, Punjab and Bengal as well as a dhun (light tune) in Bhairavi. He is accompanied on the tabla by maestro Shafaat Ahmed Khan of the Delhi Gharana (school).

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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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