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by Alif Laila

The spontaneous expression of emotions from within the deeper ‘self’ is expressed with melodic and rhythmic conversation between the sitar and the tabla in Indian classical ragas depicting love and devotion, in this case, as a tribute to a mother.
Genre: World: Indian Classical
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Raag Kedar Alaap / Jor
13:18 $0.99
2. Raag Kedar Vilambit Teentaal (feat. Anubrata Chatterjee)
20:37 $0.99
3. Raag Kedar Drut Teentaal / Jhala (feat. Anubrata Chatterjee)
12:23 $0.99
4. Raag Jhinjhoti Alaap / Gat in Deepchandi (feat. Anubrata Chatterjee)
10:06 $0.99
5. Raag Jhinjhoti Drut Teentaal (feat. Anubrata Chatterjee)
11:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
The compositions and the tempo of the raags (the melodic pieces) have been thoughtfully chosen to depict a poetic and lyrical melodic story of love and celebration of the life of a mother.
The expert and artful tabla accompaniment by Anubrata Chatterjee enhances and elaborates the mood of the melodic compositions.

The album features two raags: Kedar and Jhinjhoti.
Raag Kedar is presented in the traditional format of presenting Indian classical instrumental music, in three stages of development. The mood of this raag is of love and devotion.

Raag Jhinjhoti is played with a lively and playful mood that emits a positive energy.

Kedar Alap/Jor is the introduction of the melody with a slow tempo and gradual development moving on to a more pulsating solo sitar piece. The detailed tones and textures and intricate expressions with its characteristic melodic phrases tunes in the listener to the core of the raag.
Kedar Vilambit Teentaal is a composition in the vilambit (slow tempo) sixteen beat cycle (TeenTaal) with a developing conversation between the sitar and the tabla. The two instruments join to build up a continuous and lively dialogue between them.
Kedar Drut/Jhala is the fast teentaal composition that escalates to an even faster tempo in Jhala, which is a typical Indian classical instrumental conclusion.
Jhinjhoti Alaap/Deepchandi composition is an expression of the uplifting energy of love. The 14 beat rhythmic cycle has a dancing rhythm that suits the feeling of joy. The raag is introduced with an Alap.
Jhinjhoti Drut Teentaal is the faster tempo Teentaal composition that expresses the celebration of love and joy.

The recording was done in India in early January ’14 at the Audio Center in Kolkata, India.
Audio recording and engineer: Shafiqur Rahman.
Cover design: Ryan Smith



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