Bismillah Khan and Rais Khan - Streams In Confluence

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Bismillah Khan and Rais Khan
Streams In Confluence
This volume features the great legends Bismillah Khan and Rais Khan as they interfaced for the first time at Swar Utsavs inaugural night. The opening item at the concert was the magical shehnai-sitar duet as the maestros rendered the ever auspicious raga Yaman Kalyan in all its celebratory splendour. The raga opens with the masters rendering the free flowing introduction, the auchaar and then thy move on to two compositions set to teen tala. The volume concludes with a lilting folk tune called the dhun.

Ustad Bismillah Khan Sahib (Urdu: استاد بسم اللہ خان صاحب; Telugu:ఉస్తాద్ బిస్మిల్లా ఖాన్; March 21, 1916 – August 21, 2006) was an Indian shehnai maestro. He was the third classical musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna (in 2001), the highest civilian honour in India and gained worldwide acclaim for playing the shehnai for more than eight decades

Bismillah Khan was perhaps single handedly responsible for making the shehnai a famous classical instrument. He brought the shehnai to the center stage of Indian music with his concert in the Calcutta All India Music Conference in 1937. He was credited with having almost monopoly over the instrument as he and the shehnai are almost synonyms.
Khan is one of the finest musicians in post-independent Indian Classical music and one of the best examples of Hindu-Muslim unity in India and had played shenai to audience across the world.He was known to be devoted to his art form that he referred to shehnai as his begum, wife in Urdu, after his wife died. On his death, as an honour, his shehnai was also buried along with him. He was known for his vision of spreading peace and love through music.

1. Raga Yaman Kalyan
2. Dhun

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