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Ragas from Dawn to Dusk

Nishat Khan, one of the world's foremost virtuosos of the sitar, demonstrates how Indian classical music works as he explores the centuries-old heritage of the raga. He reveals how his own family tradition is rooted in the vocal music of India and constructs a musical performance through improvisation with tabla (drums) and tampura (drone).

Release date: 26 May 2014

45 minutes

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