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Eric Fraser Ragas Live Festival 2021 #341

Bansuri maestro Eric Fraser with Mir Naqibol Islam on tabla at the 2021 Ragas Live Festival.



Hamid Al-Saadi with Safaafir Ragas Live Festival 2021Podcast 339

Hamid Al-Saadi with Safaafir

Hamid Al-Saadi - vocal Amir ElSaffar - santur and vocal Dena El Saffar - joza, violin, and vocal Tim Moore - percussion George Ziadeh - oud Zahra Zubaidi - vocal Zahra Ali - vocal Omar Dewachi 


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An interview with Paravathy Baul

An interview with Parvathy Baul, conducted by David Ellenbogen, produced with the support of SACSA. for the Ragas Live Festival

Parvathy Baul is a practitioner, performer and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India. She is also an instrumentalist, storyteller and painter.


She has performed in over forty countries, including such prestigious concert halls and music festivals as the Noh Theater in Kyoto, the World Music Center in New York City, Melbourne Arts Center and the Festival of World Sacred Music in Fez, Morocco.


She has also collaborated with world’s leading theater director Eugenio Barba.

She visits several dance, theatre and music institutions across the globe in the capacity of a teacher.  

The depth of her mesmerising performance is rooted in her deep spiritual practice.

It is described by critics as “riveting” and “spellbinding.” 


Parvathy’s performance work emerges from a long lineage of master Baul singers, dancers, and spiritual teachers.

She studied closely with two of the most respected Baul singer-gurus of the previous generation, Sri Sanatan Das Thakur Baul and Sri Shashanko Goshai.


She was recognized by her gurus as both a musical and spiritual teacher in the Baul tradition, carrying forward their spiritual legacy. 


Parvathy has co-founded Ekathara Kalari along with Sri Ravi Gopalan Nair, a non-profit institution promoting ancient Indian spiritual traditions, with an emphasis on Baul arts and practice. 


As per her Guru Sri Sanatan Das Baul’s vision, she has established Sanatan Siddhashram, a traditional learning center for the Baul tradition in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India.

Recognising her unbroken commitment to the tradition, the government of India conferred upon her the most esteemed Sangeet Natak Akademi award in the year 2019. It is the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists.

She was felicitated by honorable President Sri Ramnath Kovind.

Samarth Nagarkar at Ragas Live Festival 2021Podcast # 337

The opening set of the Ragas Live Festival 2021.  Subscribe for weekly updates with the following 24 sets...

Toumani Diabate and Derek Gripper Ragas Live 2020 set 21 3PM #335

This first live set is from Ragas Live 2020 Cape Town, South Africa

Derek Gripper - Guitar

Second live set is from Ragas Live 2020 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Dr. Toumani Diabate - kora

Ahmed Diabate - kora

Balla Diabate - kora

Arun Ramamurthy and Jay Gandhi Ragas Live 2020 set 22 4PM #336

This live set is from Ragas Live 2020 Rubin Museum of Art

Arun Ramamurthy - violin

Jay Gandhi - bansuri

Vivek Pandya - tabla

Kavichelvan Srinivasaragavan - mridangam

Toko Telo Ragas Live 2020 set 20 2PM #334

This live set is from Ragas Live 2020

Mangily, Madagascar

Monika Njava: voice, percussion

Teta: guitar, voice

Jean Piso: accordion, voice

Prince Nepali Ragas Live 2020 set 19 1PM #333

This live set is from Ragas Live 2020 Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prince Nepali - sarangi

Vibha Saran Nepali - tabla

3G - Vikku Vinayakaram, V. Selva Ganesh, Swaminathan set 18 12PM #332

This live set is from Ragas Live Festival 2020

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Vikku Vinayakaram  - ghatam

V. Selvaganesh  - drum kit

Swaminathan - Kanjira, konnokol

Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Karthik Ragas Live 2020 set 17 11AM #331

This live set is from Ragas Live 2020 Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Mysore Nagaraj - violin

Mysore Karthik - violin

Tumkur Ravishankar - mridangam

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