Monday, November 14, 2005

New kind of music

I was listening to an album by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia today called "A beginning without an end".

Its categorized as "Hindustani" but seemed to me more like "fusion" - mixing elements of western and indian classical music. You hear the Ragas in both traditional Indian classical form - the flue and the tabla - as well as orchestra-like music from the piano, trumpets and the like.

That short description about exhausts the miniscule knowledge I have about the workings of music - but I really enjoyed listening to the album. I enjoy classical Indian music a lot and the addition of the Western element was refreshing.