Shivkumar Sharma

Raga Yaman

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Shivkumar Sharma, accompanied by Zakir Hussain on tabla, is captured on this recording at one of Stuttgart's Indian Nights concerts in 1988. This particular raga is a popular beginner's piece. This is not to belittle it. It is commonly chosen for that purpose because it offers a range of options for interpreting its shape and color that can absorb the mind for a lifetime. Shivkumar Sharma's rendition -- subtitled ‘A Concerto in Raga Yaman' -- is proof of its nourishing qualities.