Rare picks of 2009

Before entering into the new year it would be a great idea to listen to a few songs sung by some non conventional singers. All the artists featured here are great achievers of their chosen art form. Ustad Bundu Khan, was probably the most outstanding Sarangi player during the first half of the 20th century. After migrating to Pakistan during the partition in 1947, he continued to play the Sarangi till his death in 1955. His son, Umrao Bundu Khan has continued his musical tradition. Ustad Vilayat Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar are considered to be the best Sitar players of all-time. Who was better between the two is a matter of undying debate. Pandit Birju Maharaj is the undisputed emperor of Kathak dance.

Umrao Khan – Gaud Sarang – Sundar Naar Karat Singar :  Download

Birju Maharaj – Pahadi – Chhoro Chhoro Bihari :  Download

Vilayat Khan – Bhairavi Bandish :  Download

Ravi Shankar & Others – Hey Nath :  Download

I wish you all a very happy, prosperous and musical 2010 !!

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