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Raga Unveiled. India's Voice. $18.95
The History and Essence of North Indian Classical Music.
A visually beautiful film that brings the .....
Artistry and Origins of India Raga Music alive.
Created by Gita Desai.
From the makers of Yoga Unveiled comes a visually beautiful Documentary that celebrates the artistry and origins of North Indian Classical Music.
Raga Unveiled features together for the very first time in one dynamic film .....
Raga Unveiled : 2 DVD Set. Shot in HD.
Running Time 4 Hours. 20 Minutes.
Format : NTSC and Pal. Compatible World Wide.
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About Raga Unveiled .....
India, unlike any other country in the World, boasts of cradling an Art Music that has been sifted and refined over 4000 years. With the even flow of evolution and an unshakeable support of theory, raga music is at once vibrant, mesmeric and sublime to this day. At its core is an ambition to profoundly change the performer and the listener at the deepest level. Nothing more nothing less !!!!!
Raga Unveiled is a most inspiring and sweeping look at the entire architectural brilliance of a musical system that gave birth to this most wonderful and profound musical art form. For the first time on film, eloquent commentaries by musicians, Vedic scholars, and musicologists join hands with spectacular cinematography, intoxicating spectrums of sound, and rare archival footage resulting in a grand synthesis to honor this music in its entirety.
Raga Unveiled inspires, moves and transports one to a place that you never imagined existed. It is a spiritual engagement second to none !
Featured Artists ..........
Ravi Shankar, Samir Chatterjee, Ashwini Bhide, Amjad Ali Khan, Ashok Ranade, Birju Maharaj, Purbayan Chatterjee, Ali Akbar Khan, Aarti Anklikar, Zakir Hussain, Subhash Kak, Ajay Chakravarti, Tanmoy Bose, Rajan Mishra, VijayKichlu, Kumar Mukherjee, Lalitha Ubhaykar, Nayan Ghosh, Bismillah Khan, Kishan Maharaj, Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Veena Sahasrabudhhe, Bhimsen Joshi, Swami Yogatmananda, Swapan Chaudhari, Subhra Guha, Sabina Islam, Rakesh Chaurasia, Ronu Majumdar, Ram Ashray Jha, Gangubai Hangal, Arvind Parikh, Gundecha Brothers, Prabha Atre, Bhawani Shankar, Dinkar Kaikini, Ahmed Jan Thirakhwa, Amir Khan, George Ruckert, Yogesh Samsi, Padma Talwalkar, Allaudin Khan, SCR Bhatt, Jayant Kaustur, Steve Gorn, Yogesh Samsi, Allah Rakha, Kushal Das, Subhankar Banerjee, Prabha Atre, Shashank, Sudha Raghunathan, Shujaat Khan, Amit Mukherjee, Sangeeta Katti Kulkarni, Tejendra Majumdar, Mansi Majumdar, Fahimuddin Dagar, Debhashish Bhattacharya, Dr. Satya Narayan Dasa, Manjri Asnare and Many More . . .
Raga Unveiled Synopsis .....
Philosophy and History.
Here, the fundamental understanding of pure sound as understood by the sages is expressed. Its primary purpose to attain Self Transcendence is covered.
Note and Melody.
The meaning of raga and its grammar is clearly unfolded through the help of interviews, demos and beautiful and informative visual graphics. Many wonderful performances are also interspersed.
Tempo and Rhythm.
The unique role of rhythm as an equal limb of Raga music is most articulately emphasized. All the different components of the Indian rhythmic system are laid out,
followed by befitting demos and graphics. Its brilliance shines forth through the explanations and performance clips.
Moods and Emotions.
The unique role of rhythm as an equal limb of Raga music is most articulately emphasized. All the different components of the Indian rhythmic system are laid out, followed by befitting demos and graphics. Its brilliance shines forth through the explanations and performance clips.
The hallmark of the raga music being the ability to play or sing for unlimited time, is driven very clearly in this chapter. A fantastic example in the form of a 6 person ensemble making music on the spot is perhaps the highlight of this film !
Master and Disciple.
The extraordinary system of oral transmission of knowledge from teacher to pupil, and all the subtle nuances of this relationship are covered.
Some light is thrown on the system of schools or lineage within the vocal and instrumental genres.
Training and Performance.
The ability to be able to perform for such lengths of time and improvise requires a certain extraordinary type of grooming and training system and dedication from the disciple and the guru. Here a glimpse of this is shown leading into how one prepares to become a performer.
Compositional Styles.
The journey of the older Dhrupad forms to the present Khyal singing is well explained. Some of the major light classical genres are illuminated. Wonderful renderings of each genre makes this chapter delightful to view.
The classification of the instrumental categories are explained. Some unique aspects of Indian instruments are covered.
A great tribute is paid to the instrument makers as well. Also covers a sweeping look at the cottage industries that create these exquisite instruments.
Points to Ponder.
Here, many great musicians voice their opinions on today's influences on the musical scene with some heartwarming pledges to keep this wonderful heritage alive.
Credits .....
Producers: Gita and Mukesh Desai
Coproducer: Vijay Kichlu
Director/Writer: Gita Desai
Creative Support: Rachna Ramya
Script Support: Ashok Ranade
Editor: Esther P. Russell
Cinematography: Malini Dasari, Gita Desai, Dean Batchelder, Samir Sarkar, Ron Michaud.
Music: Ashit Desai
Graphic Design: Patricia Cousins
Narration: Ajay Mehta
Narration Production: Larry Goldman,
Sound Edit/ Mix: Michael Damon/ Virtual Productions
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