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Government neglecting traditional veena makers

It is a double whammy for traditional veena makers here with general patronage for this musical instrument coming down and the State Government offering no encouragement in the form of providing loans or helping in procurement of raw material – … Continue reading

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Types of Veena~The Rudra Veena (रुद्रवीणा)~1

One of the most ancient Indian string instruments the Rudra Veena Is believed to have been made by Lord Shiva by taking inspiration from the form of Goddess Parvati. The Rudra V eena was so made; the dandi is the … Continue reading

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Ustad Shamsuddin Faridi Desai (1938-2011)

Another Rudra Veena Maestro, Ustad Shamsuddin Faridi Desai has passed away. Excerpts from interview with Lyle Wachovsky, “The Qadri Sufis regard music as a pathway to God” ( April 2004) can be found here. Downloads of Ustadji playing Ragas Bhupali … Continue reading

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Documentary on Ustad Asad Ali Khan and the Rudra Veena (Hindi)

Documentary produced by Doordarshan (Hindi) on Ustad Asad Ali Khan and the Rudra Veena. Features footage of Ustad Asad Ali Khan talking about his musical lineage, the history of the Rudra Veena, learning music etc

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Vichitra Veena by Dr. Lalmani Misra playing Raga Tilang

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