photo Ira Landgarten
Raga-101: NIKHIL BANERJEE sitar MAHAPURUSH MISRA
Live-to-air broadcast, KPFA Berkeley, 1967
"My approach to music is very deep. I do not compromise
with anybody or anything else in the world. I do not care. I want
to really go beyond this materialistic world...not for the sake
of enjoyment, entertainment, no. A musician must lift up the souls
of the listeners, and take them towards Space.
I think when any musician is recording, he becomes self-conscious and he cannot give his best. But it is also true that we have lost many great musicians; now at least the next generation can get some sort of idea of their music from these recordings. I think that recording live concerts is a much better way." -- From the Interview with Nikhil Banerjee in the Purabi Kalyan (Raga-207) booklet.
gat in rupak tal (7 beats)
gat in fast tintal (16 beats) Total Time 50:36
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