Category Archives: Artistes

In conversation with Dr Radhika Umdekar Budhkar-first woman player of the Vichitra Veena

Uttara Shahani spoke to Radhika Budhkar for theveena.net (@uttaras and @TheMusicofIndia). Some of the questions posed to Dr Budhkar were from twitterati. Thanks to @zenmotherhood, @tablamontreal, @goodbells, @mattamayura, @taimur_org and @TheMusicofIndia. Picture Credits: Dr Radhika Umdekar Budhkar Clips of Dr … 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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Dhrupad on Vichitra Veena by Padmaja Vishwaroop

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