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CH – Raga CDs of the Months (03/12): NAVA RASA-S… the Moods of Indian Ragas

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 11, 2012

In Indian performing arts the term “Rasa” occasionally is awarded to an outstanding meaning, in comparison to the Western world very differently. To the dancer, actor, instrumentalist or vocalist is given the task to ariuse in the audience some determined emotions, the Rasa-s. In the Middle Ages Bharata Muni described in his Natyasastra – a theoretical study for dramaturgy – eight types of emotions, later were completed by the 9th expression Shantham.

HAASYA RAAS (Artist: Sachindra Nath Jha)
painting: HAASYA RAAS (artist: Sachindra Nath Jha)
– exhebition „Rasa Lea“
| Romain Rolland Gallery – Alliance Francaise (New Delhi, August 2006) –

Originally written in Sanskrit until today the theory of rasa-s determines the aesthetic self understanding for dance, theatre and music performances.

date of broadcasting…
12th March 2012 – 10:00-10:58 p.m. CET (04:00 pm EST) @ Radio RaSA (CH)
(premiere: 4th March 2008 – 09:00 pm CET @ Tide 96.0 FM)
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The nine emotions conveying a special atmosphere are assigned to the Ragas of North Indian Classics (Hindustani) and the Ragams of South Indian music (Carnatic): Viram (heroism), Vishmaya (astonishment), Karuna (mourning), Jugupsa (fear), Shantam (peaceful), Bibhatsam (envy), Hasyam (comic, laughing), Roudra (anger) and Sringaram (love).

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