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Adapting Carmen (pt 1/3) - Composing the music
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The music from Bizet’s 'Carmen' is arranged for a new Bollywood adaptation of the opera.
Adapting Carmen (pt 2/3) - Rewriting the story
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The story from Bizet’s opera Carmen is adapted both musically and stylistically.
Adapting Carmen (pt 3/3) - How to choreograph a Bollywood inspired opera
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Three adaptations of 'Carmen' are explored through different choreographed dance styles.
Exploring vocal fusions
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Musician Nitin Sawhney explores some ideas for working with two contrasting voices.
Kathak Indian dance music
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Nitin Sawhney discusses his work with traditional Indian musical instruments and ideas.
Learning to play the tabla
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Swapan Chaudhuri explains how mnemonics are used to learn tabla phrasing.
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A performance of a fusion composition by Nitin Sawhney.
Ragas in Indian music
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Sitar player, Shalil Shankar performs an improvisation on a raga.
Sarode - the aural tradition
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Alam Khan reflects on the importance of technology when learning to play the sarode.
The sarode - construction and playing techniques
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Sarode master Alam Khan describes the parts of the instrument and shows how it is played.