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Rajasthan, Bombay and Trilok Gurtu

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 March 2003

Lucy Duran and Viram Jasani conclude their musical tour of North India. This week they continue their exploration of desert music in Rajasthan where they visit the small village of Hamira and meet musicians regularly paid in camels and goats for their performances.

Ending their journey in Bombay they visit the family home of Indian fusion artist Trilok Gurtu who introduces his morther, Shoba Gurtu, a well-known and highly respected classical singer. Plus, they meet female tabla player Anuradha Pal, and playback singer Alka Yagnik - a Bollywood superstar.

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26 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • The Rajasthan desert

    Lucy looks back to a journey to a village of caste musicians in the Rajasthan desert.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Alka Yagnik

      Alka Yagnik Ek Ladki

      Composer: Jeet Pritam/Javed Akhtar

    • Image for Sakar Khan and Firoz Khan

      Sakar Khan and Firoz Khan Rag Rana

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Sakar Khan and Firoz Khan

      Sakar Khan and Firoz Khan Rag Khamaji

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Sakar Khan and Firoz Khan and boys chorus

      Sakar Khan and Firoz Khan and boys chorus Gorolio

      BBC recording on location

  • The Rajasthan travelling stage

    Viram explains the tradition of using a canvas to illustrate the music and songs.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Birda Ram and Asoo Devi

      Birda Ram and Asoo Devi Extract from the Pabhu epic

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Sakar Khan

      Sakar Khan Recitation of genealogy

      Composer: Sakar Khan

      BBC recording on location

  • Bollywood music

    Meeting one of the top 'play back' singers, Alaka Yagnik.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Phaterpekar and Alaka Yagnik

      Phaterpekar and Alaka Yagnik Dil Tha Yahan Abhi

    • Image for Alka Yagnik

      Alka Yagnik Tere dil Pe

      Composer: Dilip Sen-Sameer & Anand Bakshi

    • Image for Alka Yagnik

      Alka Yagnik Palki Pe Hoke sawar

      Composer: Khalnayak

    • Image for Alka Yagnik

      Alka Yagnik Hai Hai Mirchi

      Composer: Sukhwindara Singh

    • Image for Alka Yagnik

      Alka Yagnik Nazaron Mein rang Hai

      Composer: Adesh Shrivastav and Sameer

    • Image for Alka Yagnik

      Alka Yagnik Ankhon Mein

      Composer: Anand Miland and Anand Bakshi

    • Image for Trilok Gurtu

      Trilok Gurtu Remembrance

  • Trilok Gurtu

    One of India’s foremost exponents of fusion music.

  • Music Played

  • Bombay - centre of the classical tradition

    The classical tradition developed in the state of Maharashtra.

  • Music Played

  • Anurada Pal

    The challenges of being a female musician in India.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Anurada Pal

      Anurada Pal Untitled Traditional

      BBC recording on location

  • Highlights from the India series.

    Highlights of the three programmes from India.

  • Music Played

    • Image for 40 unidentified children from the village of Badnawar

      40 unidentified children from the village of Badnawar Roup Nagan

      BBC recording on location

  • Ketta Kahn

    Ketta Kahn

    Ketta Khan and some of his young students in the village of Hamira, Rajasthan.

  • The fort at Jaiselmer

    The fort at Jaiselmer

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