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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Zakir Hussain

Rag Madhuvanti, Rag Misra Tilang

Label: Nimbus Records

Series: Indian Classical Masters

Format: CD

Genre: Folk

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2024 Stock. Shivkumar Sharma's contribution to the Indian classical tradition is that he introduced the Santúr (hammered dulcmimer) to the classical Indian repertoire. That is no small feat, considering the conservative attitude that these performers take towards musical performance. "Sharma is credited with bringing this folk instrument, normally associated with the Sufi music of Kashmir, into Indian classical music. Indian music involves several of the elements I’ve been discussing in this list: long duration, improvisation, and drone. There’s something about the cascading overtones of Sharma’s Santur playing that reads as especially psychedelic, unfolding in undulating patterns using his knowledge of tabla rhythms. He wasn’t afraid to risk innovation and prove that a folk instrument could be used for high art. This album is mesmerizing, beautiful, and rejuvenating." (Dusted Magazine)

Cat. number: NI 5110
Year: 2024
Disc: Made in England Stereo Ambisonic UHJ encoded