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The city of Varanasi (Benares) has an ancient tradition of virtuoso players of the shahnai, a cousin of the oboe. Without commentary but for a few subtitles, Evans shows the shahnai being hand-made in tiny workshops, and performances in various settings, including sequences of the great Bismillah Khan. Technically simple, it's a musical gem.