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Category Musical Explorations 17 June 2019

Exploring Raag Chandranandan: modern creations, metaphysics of raga

Raag Chandranandan ('Moonstruck') is a modern classic, created by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in the 1940s. What does its curious tale tell us about the nature of raga itself? By Darbar’s George Howlett. —Part of Living Traditions: 21 articles for 21st-century Indian classical music Tracing the history of a raga can lead quickly to the realm of myth. Composers may be heroic, half-legendary figures - Mian Tansen is said to have been able to summon fire with Raag Deepak ...

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