Monday, December 27, 2010

Master of sound - flute - album by Hari Prasad Chaurasia

By Vasudev Ram

I bought this flute CD by Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia a few days ago and have been listening to it. It's labelled: "Classics Forever - Master of Sound - Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia". Very beautiful music ...

The ragas in the album are Marwa, Hansdhwani and Khamaj. Hansdhwani (or Hamsadhvani as it is spelt in Carnatic music, I believe) means "sound of the swan" - hans or hamsa is swan and dhwani or dhvani means sound). Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian) classical music have a lot in common, as both as based on ancient Indian musical principles (not sure principles is the right word - I don't have much knowledge of music or it's rules, I just like it :)

The flute he plays is the bansuri, the North Indian bamboo flute.

Here, you can google it yourself, if you'd like to check it out:


About him: Hari Prasad Chaurasia.

His life story is pretty interesting.

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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