Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan

Raga Gorakh Kalyan

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The North Indian shehnai, a woodwind with a plaintive sound pitched somewhere between a trumpet and oboe, is traditionally used in weddings and other outdoor processions. Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan, much beloved in his native India, is generally considered to be the world's premier shehnai player. Here he offers four hypnotic ragas, meant to be played in the evening as a way to unwind after the day's stresses.

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