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Magic of Raga

Darren Sangita - Magic of Raga

The Magic of Raga is a series of compilations by Darren Sangita, to illustrate the beauty of Raga in Indian Classical Music.  Compiled exclusively from tracks uploaded to the SOUNDCLOUD site, Darren has assembled a non-stop Ragadelic soundscape richly laiden with sonic gems old and new,  from India and the diaspora:)

 

 

 

Morchang

The Morchang is the name of the Indian variety of the ancient and beautiful instrument known around the globe as the Mouth Harp.  There are at least 50 different varieties of Mouth harp found worldwide, each with their own tone and timbre but there is a Universal sound of Mouth harp that is distinguishable by its other-worldliness.  Here are some examples of different styles and sounds of Indian Morchang.

Chidanand Ananda

Chidananda is a talented young Morchang player from Bangalore, India.  He started playing 6 years ago and his Morchang Gurus (teachers) are Vidwan G.Guruprasanna a verstile Khanjira(frame drum) Artist and Vidwan Anoor R.Ananthakrishna Sharma, (renowned Mridangam Artist).  Here is a video of his playing and an article he for wrote us about Morchang and his perspectives on the instrument:-

Morching is a South Indian classical music instrument which is world renowned as Jews Harp (Mouth Harp) and called by different names at different places all over the world.

In India its called as Morching,morchang,morsing etc…

Its an ancient and tiny Instrument which is played with read more »

Kapil Sharma @ Studiofunc

Kapil Sharma hails from a lineage of Rajasthani miniature artists where he is the 6th generation artist.  He follows in the tradition but has a unique twist that sets him apart from his peers. His ability to blend traditional art styles with modern technology and production techniques allows him to create unique pieces and set his work in original spaces.

In the form of utilising the latest in technological developments, he takes the traditional art of his lineage into new realms.

He is a multidisciplinary artist and designer and is experienced in a multitude of creative aspects including the following:- Branding / Print & Publication design / Illustrations / Typography / Film Publicity / Film Title Sequence / Motion Graphics /  Show packaging /  Channel packaging /  Installation art / Graffiti / Fine art photography / time lapse photography / Stop motion animation /

Having had the pleaseure to spend time with him and gain insights into his work we are delighted to share news of his new website :-

www.studiofunc.com

Ruhaniyat

The All-India Sufi & Mystic Music Festival takes place in multiple cities across India each year.  November & December 2011 will see 3 weekends of performances at Purana Qila, Delhi, the Horniman Circle Gardens , Mumbai  and Tollygunge Club, Kolkata featuring a broad spectrum of International musicians.

Official Website

www.ruhaniyat.com

We’ll be posting a review of the Mumbai shows later this month, but here is something to whet your mystic appetite in the form of the complete list of performances featured :-

NEW DELHI

19th November 2011, Purana Quila, Delhi
Zikr-e-Rifayi – Fakirs (Andhra Pradesh)
Jikir-Jari – Hafiza Begum Choudhury & Group (Assam)
Baul Songs – Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Sema – Whirling Dervishes (Turkey)
Kabirbani – Mukhtiyar Ali & Group (Rajasthan)
Sufi Qawwali – Fareed Ayaz & Group (Pakistan)

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