Lucy Duran and Viram Jasani's travels start at one of the most holy places on the River Ganges, Varanasi, where they meet up with classical singers The Misra Brothers to discover Vedic chant.
Lucy Duran and Viram Jasani's travels start at one of the most holy places on the River Ganges, Varanasi, where they meet up with world-famous classical singers The Misra Brothers who introduce them to the ancient and rarely recorded origina of Indian music, Vedic chant.
From the banks of the Ganges, they travel to Agra - home of the Taj Mahal - and then on to Delhi. From the middle of this vast and over-populated metropolis they hear the master of one of India's most beautiful musical instruments, the shehnai.
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The River Ganges
Lucy observes ritual bathing, praying and funeral pyres.
The Mishra Brothers explain the ancient style of the music they perform.
Viram describes the ritual with 10 to 12 priests performing the Verdic chants.
The Sitar and the Voice
Viram talks about his instruments - the Sitar and the voice.
Taj Mahal and the Indian Rag
The Taj Mahal and how it has inspired musicians.
Delhi and Musical styles
Viram explains how Delhi is home to some of the oldest Indian musical styles.
Lucy and Viram hear the music of the Shehnai – the Indian oboe.
Lucy reflects on music in India
Lucy reflects on the music she has heard during her first time in India.
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