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Concert Review: Ragas of the Desert

verushka pather

A review of Ragas of the Desert by Verushka Pather, a classical dancer from Durban who flew in to Johannesburg for this Inner Circle Entertainment event. Ragas of the Desert, is a meeting of the masters inspired by the vast expanses of the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India. The spiraling sounds of the Mohan Veena intertwine with the vocal harmonies of the Manganiyars,

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Review: Celebration of Sitar

Shujaat Khan

As I focused on his music with my eyes closed, my heartbeat racing and tapping along with the raga’s on my fingertips, the audience around me whispered and some shouted in excitement the common phrase of acknowledgement – ‘Kya baat hai’. "Music may not have, precisely, saints." But amongst us we have legendary musicians and Ustad Shujaat Khan is one of them.

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