Ashwini Bhide Deshpande: Arghym, The Offering
Label: East Meets West
Catalog: EMWM 1010
Ashwini Bhide Deshpande
Arghyam - The Offering
On this recording, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, world-renowned classical Hindustani vocalist in the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana tradition, pays loving tribute to the Maestro, Ravi Shankar. This recording features four Ravi Shankar ragas, performed by Deshpande and overlaid with her lyrical bandishes, as well as one original raga. The selections, both intricate and soaring, feature the talents of Deshpande, who Shankar recognized during his lifetime as a vocalist blessed with both a beautiful voice and the scholarship to retain the spirit of the tradition. The album includes a Bonus Track: an archival recording of Ravi Shankar performing UTSAV Mishra Gara.