Colours Of Raga
Format: COMPACT DISC + DVD
Mishra, Durga Prasad; Prasad, Samta; Chowdhury, Jyotish Chandra; Shyamlal, ; Mishra, Ganga; Bhattacharya, Amiya Gopal; Kanhalya Lall Group
Yehudi Menuhin presents Deben Bhattacharya’s film Raga, made in 1969, just as the world was discovering Indian music thanks to Menuhin and the Beatles. The film and accompanying soundtrack include rare performances by classical masters in the first of this Musical Explorers series, curated by Simon Broughton. The Musical Explorers series from ARC Music makes available, often for the first time, a valuable range of historical films and audio recordings gathered from all over the world. During the 20th century more people started travelling and became more aware and interested in the world’s musical traditions. And technological advances meant that the equipment necessary to record those musical traditions in their natural environment become more portable and higher quality.