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Instruments of India

From: ARTSEDGE
Series: maximum India
Length: 15:05

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The Instruments that are unique to Indian Music.

Tabla_small Do you know which drum can speak? Or what instrument is made from a pumpkin? In this segment, we’ll learn about the many instruments that define the sounds of Indian music, and how they are played: the tabla, sitar, tanpura, sarangi, mizhavu, naal, dhol, pung… and the double-flute sitara, who’s players can perform without stopping to breathe.

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Do you know which drum can speak? Or what instrument is made from a pumpkin? In this segment, we’ll learn about the many instruments that define the sounds of Indian music, and how they are played: the tabla, sitar, tanpura, sarangi, mizhavu, naal, dhol, pung… and the double-flute sitara, who’s players can perform without stopping to breathe.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Rang De Basanti Aamir Khan Rang de Basanti [Import, Soundtrack]. Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2006 :00
Raga Desh Ravi Shankar Raga: A Film Journey Into the Soul of India (Original Soundtrack from the Film). East Meets West Music Inc. 2010 :00
Tabla performance Anubrata Chatterjee Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Sitar Performance Shubha Sankaran Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Raag Alahiya Bilawal Vilayat Khan Raag Alahiya Bilawal. Saregama 2004 :00
Raaga Puriya Kalyan Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Tapasya, Vol. 3 [Import]. Navras 2005 :00
Morchang performance Rhythms of Rajasthan Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Sarangi performance Rhythms of Rajasthan Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Satara performance Rhythms of Rajasthan Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Chenda performance Taal India Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Eddaka performance Taal India Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Mizhavu performance Taal India Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Naal performance Taal India Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Pung performance Taal India Recorded by an ArtsEdge producer in a Kennedy Center rehearsal room. n-a 2011 :00
Shanmukhapriya U. Srinivas Recorded on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. n-a 2011 :00
Gajavadhana U. Srinivas Rama Sreerama. EMI Europe Generic 1994 :00

Additional Credits

Produced for ArtsEdge, a program of the Education Department of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Related Website

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx