Love and Prana Concert Ragas on Bamboo Flute Audio CD

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Enjoy the divine sound of the bamboo flute and tabla by two master Gandharvans, Pandit Radha Prasad (flute) and Debashish Chaudhuri (tabla), live at the Prana Center, February 13, 2010. 

The music of the flute is played to open the lotus of the heart and allow the prana to flow through the nadis (vibrational channels) of the body again.  This concert is also avaiable in DVD format wth a short introduction by Vaidya Mishra explaining how music opens the heart from an Ayurvedic perspective.

You may also like Vaidya Mishra’s lectures on Love and Prana: Love and Prana II: SVA Perspective on Pretee and Prana Video DVDs and Vaidya Mishra’s first talk on Love and Prana, Love and Prana Audio CD.

Five Ragas are included on this CD

  1. Madhuvanti Alap Gat in Madhyalaya (medium tempo) and Drut (fast tempo) in Teen Tala (16 beats)
  2. Pahadi Dhun Gat in Drada Tala (6 beats) and Kaharva Tala (8 beats)
  3. Chandra Kauns Alap composition in Teen Tala (16 beats)
  4. Durga Alap Gat in Madhyalaya (medium temp) in Rupak Tala (7 beats) and Drut (fast tempo) in Teen Tala (16 beats)
  5. Bhairavi Dhun Gat in Dadra Tala (6 beats) and Kaharva Tala (8 beats)

Pundit Radha Prasad

Pt. Radha Prasad is a senior disciple of world famous flutist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. He is gifted and competent classical and light music performer. He has given numerous solo flute performances on All India Radio and National TV network in India and stage shows in Asia, Europe and U.S.A.

Pt. Radha Prasad was born and brought up in India and taught himself to play the bamboo flute at a very early age. He came to Bombay after hearing the music of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, India’s foremost and world renowned flutist, and received 18 years of rigorous and comprehensive training provided him with broad knowledge of Indian classical and folk music with mastery in bamboo flute. In 1990 he was granted the degree of Master of Arts in Music by “Vrindaban Flute Institute” of Mumbai, India run by Pt. Chaurasia.

The classical bamboo flute music of India is an ancient tradition of India. The bamboo flute has remained simple with few embellishments and is a wondrous instrument in the hands of a skillful musician. However it is difficult to obtain a good bamboo flute because there are very few qualified flute makers. For this reason, Radha Prasad himself makes professional quality bamboo flutes with great precision.

Radha Prasad is an excellent Indian Classical and Folk music teacher. His teaching is not only specialized in Indian Classical bamboo flute but also in various instruments as Guitar, Violin etc.

Debashish Chaudhuri

Debasish Chaudhuri is one of the most promising and acclaimed tabla players from Kolkata, India, currently based in Los Angeles, for the past three years.
 
He began learning Tabla (Indian hand percussion) from the age of five
 from late Pandit Nanku Maharaj of Benaras and subsequently from late Pandit Kanai Dutta of the Farukkabad gharana.
 
For more than thirty years, Debasish has been under the noble guidance of his guru and uncle, the world-renowned tabla maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri of the Lucknow Gharana.
 
He is a graded All India Radio artist and has a diploma in tabla – “Sangeet Pravakar.”

 Debasish has performed in many concerts in India and in the United States, including tabla solos, percussion ensembles and accompanied with countless instrumentalists and vocalists namely, Dr. Omnakutty (vocal), Ajoy Pohankar (vocal), K. Sekhar (tavil)
, Ustad Aashish Khan (sarod),  Alam Khan (sarod), Ganesh Kumar (ganjira), Late Pandit V.G. Jog (violin), Kartick Seshadri (sitar), Pandit Jasraj (vocal), Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla) to name a few.

 
For the past three years, Debasish has been teaching tabla in the greater Los Angeles area and performing throughout the United States with various artists, including visiting renowned artists from India.
 
Previously he served as a tabla faculty for Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation, LA Chapter.  He is also a visiting tabla faculty for Rupak School of World Music – Los Angeles, CA, in Phoenix, Arizona

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