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Himalayan Sunrise: Sitar and Tabla Backgrounds for Vitality
Agni, Howard
Himalayan Sunrise: Sitar and Tabla Backgrounds for Vitality
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Contemporary sitar master, Agni, and acclaimed tabla player, Lewis Howard use the soothing sounds of Indian music to take you on an inward journey to greater vitality. Features flowing, gently energizing music which like ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Agni, Howard
Title: Himalayan Sunrise: Sitar and Tabla Backgrounds for Vitality
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Clarity Snd & Light
Release Date: 2/5/2002
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: India & Pakistan, India, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 798499502029

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Contemporary sitar master, Agni, and acclaimed tabla player, Lewis Howard use the soothing sounds of Indian music to take you on an inward journey to greater vitality. Features flowing, gently energizing music which like the sun rising over the mountains, softly awakens you, recharges your mind and body, and helps you remain calmly energetic throughout the day. Perfect any time you need a lift.

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Ancient Concepts for Contemporary Calm
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 03/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Himalayan Sunrise is one of the albums in a series based on the Indian musical system. Many believe "raga" to be an aesthetic projection of an artists inner spirit.

The Hindu/Urdu word "rag" is derived from the Sanskrit word: "raga." This means color or passion. When you think of raga, think of an acoustic method of "coloring the mind of the listener with emotion."

Raga is technically one of the melodic formulas of Hindu music having the melodic shape, rhythm, and ornamentation prescribed by tradition. In addition to the main characteristics of "rag" there are some that are attributed to times of the day.

There can also be male and female rags. Tradition dictates that certain rags are performed at certain times of the day, seasons or holidays. Playing rags at the wrong time may bring disharmony. At the right time they may bring harmony.

In this series Agni has adapted and extended the ancient concept of "raga" in order to enhance contemporary life. Each recording is composed and performed to help you feel and experience the benefits of the quality around which the music was created.

So by listening to "Vitality," you will feel refreshed, relaxed and emerge with more energy after your listening experience. You can actually become a bit mesmerized by the sounds of the sitar and tabla as you allow the music to vibrate in every cell of our body.

The sitar is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent and is a fretted string instrument with a gourdlike body and a long neck. It has from 3 to 7 gut strings, tuned in fourths or fifths or both. There is also a lower course of 12 wire strings that vibrate sympathetically with the first set.

This is exotic music for many listeners, but you can be easily seduced into listening if you give the music time to weave its magic spell.

Mesmerizing music to enhance your inner world.

~The Rebecca Review"