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3 Shades of Raga

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ShareLovers of Indian Classical Music will be treated to a festival of Indian Classical Music, titled Three Shades of Raga, in February 2010. The festival is headlined by the doyen of Indian Classical vocal, Pandit Jasraj,  and also features ace violinist Kala Ramnath, tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, and Swiss based sarodist Ken Zuckerman. BBC presenter, musicologist and author Jameela Siddiqi will present a pre-concert talk. Blessed with a soulful and sonorous voice, which traverses masterfully over all three and a half octaves, Pandit Jasraj’s vocals is characterized by a harmonious blend of the classic and the opulent elements projecting traditional music as an intense spiritual expression, at once chaste and yet densely coloured. This gives his music a unique and sublime emotional quality, reaching out to the very soul of the listener. Pandit Jasraj celebrates his 80th birthday in …

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