L. Subramaniam

Les Musiques du Ramayana, Vol. 1

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This wonderful idea is, like so many wonderful ideas, quite a simple one. This series shows the ways in which three musical cultures have treated a central Hindu legend. Most of the 71-minute Indian CD is devoted to a 1979 recording of the Kalakendra dance drama, "Ramlila," a Maharashtra song from the tournament episode, and a Carnatic kriti hymn by the great M.S. Subbulakshmi.

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