Instrumental gold

Indian classical instrumental is a much sought after genre of music all over the world today. Gone are the days when listeners from Western countries could not make out if the instrument that was being played was sarod or sitar. The only sound that convinced Westerners that the music is really Indian was the constant drone of the tanpura. But thereafter, of course, the sounds of the sitar strings became recognizable everywhere and even got featured in a few Hollywood movies of the 1950s and 1960s. The sound was also noticed by many Rock bands of the West and some experimented with it in their music.

Bismillah Khan – Malkauns (Shehnai) :  Download

Hariprasad Chaurasia – Pilu (Bansuri) :  Download

Ali Akbar Khan – Gour Sarang (Sarod) Vocals: Asha Bhonsle :  Download

Anoushka Shankar – Shuddha Sarang (Sitar) :  Download

Note: Please inter-change the names of the last two songs after you download them. They were wrongly named while uploading.

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Instrumental gems

Indian classical musicians worship their instruments as if the Goddess of knowledge, music and art, Saraswati, bestowed them to them herself. During the Monterey International Pop Festival of 1967, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix smashed his guitar all over the stage and later burned it into flames at the finale of his performance. Another guitarist, Pete Townshend, followed suit by breaking his guitar into bits and pieces. In sheer contrast, Pandit Ravi Shankar, who also participated, lifted the sitar to his forehead as a mark of respect for the art and the instrument. Recently, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was seen weeping when his sarod was damaged during a flight. Herein lies the divinity of Indian classical music.

Bismillah Khan – Raga Kedar (Shehnai) :  Download

Hariprasad Chaurasia – Raga Chandrakauns (Bansuri) :  Download

Amjad Ali Khan – Raga Subhalakshmi (Sarod) :  Download

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Raga Gorakh Kalyan (Mohan Veena) :  Download

P.S : In the last song Pandit Ronu Majumdar accompanies Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on the bansuri.

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Instrumental magic

India has a rich source of instrumental music with its innumerable kinds of musical instruments be it classical, traditional or folk. The mild and melodious tunes of bansuri or the healing sound of sitar, each one soothes the mind and soul. Instrumental music can be used as the best kind of meditation music. The beautiful sounds of instruments help the mind and soul to relax and concentrate on a single thought.

Hariprasad Chaurasia – Raga Pilu Dhun (Bansuri) :  Download

Ravi Shankar – Raga Gara (Sitar) :  Download

Raghunath Seth – Raga Yaman (Bansuri) :  Download

Usman Khan – Raga Pahadi (Sitar) :  Download

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Hindustani Classical Music

My collection of Hindustani Classical Music can be downloaded at :

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Featured artists are :

A Kanan
Abhijit Pohankar
Abhisek Lahiri (Sarod)
Adnan Sami (Piano)
Ajay Pohankar
Ajoy Chakrabarty
Ali Akbar Khan
Ali Baksh Zahoor
Amelia Cuni
Amir Khan
Amit Mukherjee
Amjad Ali Khan
Anita Sen
Anoushka Shankar
Anup Jalota
Anuradha Kuber
Arati Ankalikar
Ashiq Ali Khan
Ashwini Bhide
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Badar-uz-Zaman
Balqees Khanum
Barkat Ali Khan
Basavraj Rajguru
Begum Akhtar
Bhimsen Joshi
Bidur Mallik
Birju Maharaj
Bismillah Khan
C R Vyas
Chandrakantha
Channulal Mishra
Chitra Singh
D V Paluskar
Devki Pandit
Dilraj Kaur
Dilshad Khan
Dinkar Kaikini
Faiyaz Khan
Farida Khanum
Fateh Ali Khan (Patiala Gharana)
Firoz Dastur
Gangubai Hangal
Ganpati Bhat
Gauhar Jan
Ghulam Ali
Ghulam Hassan Shagan
Ghulam Mustafa Khan
Ghulam Sadiq Khan
Girija Devi
Gokulotsav Maharaj
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hirabai Barodekar
Imrat Khan (Surbahar)
Indrajit Banerjee (Sitar)
Iqbal Bano
ITC-SRA Scholars
Jagdish Prasad
Jagjit Singh
Jai Uttal
Janki Bai (Allahabad)
Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe
Jitendra Abhisheki
Kabir Altaf
Kalapini Komkali
Kalpana Zokarkar
Kamla Jharia
Kankana Banerjee
Kaushiki Chakrabarty
Kesarbai Kerkar
Khansahib Nasiruddin Saami
Kishan Maharaj
Kishori Amonkar
Krishnarao Shankar Pandit
Kumar Gandharva
L Shankar (Violin)
Lakshmi Shankar
Lalith Rao
Latafat Hussain Khan
M S Subbulakshmi
Malini Rajurkar
Malavika Kanan
Mallikarjun Mansur
Manjiri Asanare
Mehdi Hassan
Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik
Mohammad Bakhsh
Moinuddin & Aminuddin Dagar
Moumita Mitra
Mubarak Ali Khan
Munawar Ali Khan
Naina Devi
Nazakat & Salamat Ali Khan
Neela Bhagwat
Nikhil Banerjee
Nirmala Devi
Nirmalya Dey
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Pandit Jasraj
Parthasarathi Desikan
Parween Sultana
Prabha Atre
Purabi Dutta
Rais Khan (Sitar)
Rajan & Sajan Mishra
Rashid Khan
Rasoolan Bai
Ratna Basu
Rattan Mohan Sharma
Ravi Kitchlu
Ravi Shankar
Rita Ganguly
Ronu Majumdar
Roshanara Begum
Saleem Khan
Sanjeev Abhyankar
Satish Vyas (Santoor)
Satyasheel Deshpande
Sawani Shende
Shahid Parvez (Sitar)
Sharafat Hussain Khan
Shilpa Bahulekar
Shivkumar Sharma
Shobha Gurtu
Shruti Sadolikar
Shubha Mudgal
Shujaat Khan
Siddheshwari Devi
Sipra Bose
Sohanlal Sharma (Harmonium)
Subha Joshi
Subhra Guha
Sultan Khan (Sarangi)
Taufiq Qureshi
Trilok Gurtu
Uday Bhawalkar
Ulhas Kashalkar
Ustad Sarahang
Vaishali K S
Vasantrao Deshpande
Vasundhara Komkali
Veena Sahasrabuddhe
Vilayat Hussain Khan
Vilayat Khan
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Zahida Parveen
Zakir Hussain
Zarina Begum
Zila Khan
Zohrabai

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