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Listen to raga-based music played on Western classical instruments / NEW SOUNDS

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Listen to raga-based music played on Western classical instruments: guitar, piano, a classical string trio, and saxophone from guitarist Sharon Isbin and sarod master Amjad Ali Khan, pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek, and Norwegian saxophone player Jan Garbarek with the late Pakistani vocalist Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (not to be confused with Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.)

 

Hear music played with raga scales, and with a little maneuvering by virtuoso guitarist Sharon Isbin from the record Strings for Peace, with sarod master, Amjad Ali Khan, and his virtuoso sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash. The music was composed and arranged for Isbin by Amjad Ali Khan who sought ways to find common ground in ragas and medieval modes of the two classical traditions.

 

SEE FULL NEW SOUNDS PAGE for Program #4371, Western Instruments Playing Ragas (First aired 5/27/2020)