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Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on November 27, 2014

You recognize them ?

These outstanding artists became internationally well known musicians and they represent milestones in the world of Indian music till nowadays having established their instruments in the traditional form of North Indian music (Hindustani).

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f.l.t.r.: Hariprasad Chourasia (Bansuri /born: 1938), Alla Rakha (Tabla, 1919-2000) and ShivKumar Sharma (Santoor / born: 1938)

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220px-Call_of_the_ValleyCall of the Valley is a 1967 Hindustani classical music album by Brij Bhushan Kabra (slide guitar / born 1937), Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) and Hariprasad Chaurasia (Bansuri/Indian flute). These outstanding musicians were all aged about 30 when they recorded this album. Indian percussion (Tabla) was played by Manikrao Popatkar (not in the 2. picture /Courtesy of www.hariprasadchaurasia.com) who later migrated to Europe and performed with top-ranking musicians like sitar maestro Vilayat Khan. 

Retrospectively the musical atmosphere of this album is very traditional, but the innovative use of guitar and Indian Bamboo flute make the sound more acceptable for Western audiences. The recording contains different Raga forms:

1.
morning Raga Ahir Bhairav………………………………………………………………………..
6:17
2.
ancient Raga Bhairav (as derivatd form “Nat Bhairav”)……………………………..
6:24
3.
late night Raga Piloo (or Pilu)……………………………………………………………………
7:57
4.
morning Raga Boop (or Bhopali)………………………………………………………………..
6:16
5.
late night Raga Desh…………………………………………………………………………………..
6:06
6.
evening Raga Pahadi (Bilaval thaat)……………………………………………………………
6:48
7.
(Bhoop) Ghara – Dadra (bonus track 1)……………………………………………………..
7:25
8.
Dhun – midnight Raga Mishra Kirwani (bonus track 2)………………………………
12:57
9.
midnight Raga Bageshwari or Bageshri (bonus track 3)…………………………..
10:46

“Call of the Valley” was produced by the label EMI music as one of the most successful Indian albums of all times. Its still available nowadays as CD being republished by Blue Note Records in 1995 (e.g. Amazon /  Allmusic).

symphony “The Valley Recalls” live on stage in 1995…
Hariprasad Chourasia (flute), Shivkumar Sharma (santoor)
accompanied by tabla wizzard Anindo Chatterjee.

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