Friday, December 16, 2005

Radio Jaijayanti

Ladies, Gentlemen and Beloved Children Below the Age of Three,

The "Tolly Nullah Bachao Andolan" (est. 1972) is pleased to present a fundraising programme dedicated entirely to Raga Jaijayanti. The programme will be beamed directly to your homes via Besur Betal Betar, whether you like it or not, if you click this link to open the stream in your music player.

Some notes on the raga and short samples may be found here (scroll down the page).

The artists who have kindly consented to take the stage are:

Akbar Ali Khan, Ali Akbar Khan, Allauddin Khan, Asad Ali Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Bismillah Khan, Buddhadev Das Gupta, D. V. Paluskar, Faiyyaz Khan, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Gundecha Brothers, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Imrat and Nishat Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Krishnarao Shankar Pandit, Mallik Family (Darbhanga Dhrupadiyas), Nikhil Banerjee, Purnima Sen, Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Rashid Khan, Shobha Gurtu, Siyaram Tiwari, Subhra Guha, Sultan Khan, Umrao Bundu Khan, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, V. G. Jog, Vilayat Khan and Vinayak Rao Patwardhan.

We thank members of certain disreputable educational institutions for persuading these musicians to be here with us tonight. We deny all reports that excessive force was used in some cases.

The programme will last approximately 16 hours. If you feel the need to leave before the end, you may do so only by leaving a substantial monetary contribution to the cause in the lunchbox by the door. Please switch off your cellphones before the concert starts. Thank you.

We now invite the chief guest to light the ceremonial lamp. (Applause.) Miss [Tumpa/Jhumpa/Rumpa] [Sikdar/Sanyal/Ghosh Dastidar] will present a momento (sic) to His Excellency.

And now, please welcome...


Kele Panchu said...

I'm not much of a 'raga' person but for whatever reason I like Jaijayanati very much. In my non-classical ears I found the one by 'Bismillah Khan and VG Jog' the best (I think the cd was called 'from morning to midnight ragas'), of course I haven't heard from all of those you've mentioned. Will listen in between breaks. Thanks.

Kele Panchu said...

Great! its 1:08 pm Central time, the one I mentioned is playing now.

expiring_frog said...

Yes, the BK/VGJ is lovely, I like it v. much too. I believe the server was off for an hour or more, btw -- sorry abt that -- I was sleeping and the m/c somehow rebooted.

expiring_frog said...

PS: There are 3 BK/VGJ's in the playlist -- stick around for all of them

DD said...

probably your list does not have the greatest jayjaiwanti ever. the one by ranadhir ray :D.

i miss it v much after all the pieces that i heard on your radio.

expiring_frog said...

@dd: Very sad boss, what can I say? I know we're both confirmed fans, but I just don't have that one. Is your copy at home? I will put on a sarangi version next -- hope it brings back more memories.

DD said...

i am asking my poor brother to bring a player close to the desktop at home and play it on skype. you can be on conference if you want :D.