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Raga Desh
Professor Debu Chaudhuri;Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga Desh
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Prof. Debu Chaudhuri plays sitar in the Jaipur-Senia tradition of his guru, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, and is noted for his 'sweet, singing, ringing tone.' Raga Desh is a very 'sweet' raga associated with the monsoon season, ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Professor Debu Chaudhuri;Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Title: Raga Desh
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: India Archives
Release Date: 6/28/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Reggae, India & Pakistan, India
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731838100227, 731838100241

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Prof. Debu Chaudhuri plays sitar in the Jaipur-Senia tradition of his guru, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, and is noted for his 'sweet, singing, ringing tone.' Raga Desh is a very 'sweet' raga associated with the monsoon season, reflecting the joyful spirits as the rains bring relief from the hot, dry summer.
 

CD Reviews

Beautiful Raga and a great performance
Aditya Vedula | Princeton, NJ United States | 10/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Raga Desh is one Raga that I could recognize even before I knew anything about classical music, and I believe every Indian irrespective of familiarity with classical music will know it by it's sound. It is the Raga to which the National Song of India, "Vande Mataram" is set. It is an amazingly beautiful Raga, full of inspiring, uplifting sentiment and Shri Debu Chowdhuri does not disappoint with an exquisite Alaap. The Sitar that Debu Chowdhuri uses has a nice shimmering sound to it that sounds very nice as well."
Great performance by One of 20th. Century's Best Sitarya
drutgat | 04/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I very much like Panditji's performance of raag Desh.

As one of the few well known sitar playing representatives of the Senia gharana, Pt. Debu Chaudhuri is an important musician. But he is also one of the best sitarists of the 20th. Century, in my opinion (along with Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Banerjee, Budhaditya Mukherjee, Manilal Nag, Rais Khan, and perhaps Shahid Parvez)."