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  1. Adapting Carmen (pt 1/3) - Composing the music

    Duration: 08.37

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    The music from Bizet’s 'Carmen' is arranged for a new Bollywood adaptation of the opera.

  2. Adapting Carmen (pt 2/3) - Rewriting the story

    Duration: 11.44

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    The story from Bizet’s opera Carmen is adapted both musically and stylistically.

  3. Adapting Carmen (pt 3/3) - How to choreograph a Bollywood inspired opera

    Duration: 09.26

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    Three adaptations of 'Carmen' are explored through different choreographed dance styles.

  4. Exploring vocal fusions

    Duration: 04.34

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    Musician Nitin Sawhney explores some ideas for working with two contrasting voices.

  5. Kathak Indian dance music

    Duration: 03.44

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    Nitin Sawhney discusses his work with traditional Indian musical instruments and ideas.

  6. Learning to play the tabla

    Duration: 00.50

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    Swapan Chaudhuri explains how mnemonics are used to learn tabla phrasing.

  7. Musical fusion

    Duration: 02.05

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    A performance of a fusion composition by Nitin Sawhney.

  8. Ragas in Indian music

    Duration: 01.51

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    Sitar player, Shalil Shankar performs an improvisation on a raga.

  9. Sarode - the aural tradition

    Duration: 02.01

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    Alam Khan reflects on the importance of technology when learning to play the sarode.

  10. The sarode - construction and playing techniques

    Duration: 02.03

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    Sarode master Alam Khan describes the parts of the instrument and shows how it is played.

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