Monday, August 13, 2007

nadhaswaram!...

nadhaswaram

there's nothing quite like the nadhaswaram (or nagaswaram... or nadaswaram)... according to wikipedia it's the loudest non brass acoustic instrument in the world... no wonder it's played at all hindu weddings.

here's a track off an LP by one of the masters...sheik chinnamoulana (if you google him you must also try chinna moulana). considered a master of the instrument, he gave his first preformances around 1960 and passed away in 1999. this LP is from the middle of his career, recorded circa 1972. there are a bunch of indian bootleg cds of his music, but none of them have covers to match this columbia LP.

rather than describe the music and take all the life out of it, you can listen to sri ragukula by clicking here.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous JW said...

Great music (and record cover) - thanks for this. I've heard this instrument before, but never knew the name. Gotta love the shawm family!

4:32 PM  

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