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As a result of Indians' tendencies to attribute the creation of ancient art forms to various Hindu deities, the true origins of native classical music have been lost over time. In the northern half of the nation, the music is perceived as a product of many different indigenous cultural influences, including regional folk traditions, as well as influences absorbed from other countries, most importantly elements of Turko-Persian descent. Indeed, it is primarily these Muslim touches that distinguish northern Indian Hindustani classical from its southern counterpart, karnatak.

Indian Classical Artists Highlights

Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
Ali Akbar Khan
Ali Akbar Khan
Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain
Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar
L. Subramaniam
L. Subramaniam
Ghazal
Ghazal

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Indian Classical Album Highlights

The Sounds of India
Ravi Shankar
The Sounds of India
Ornamental Voice
Pandit Jasraj
Ornamental Voice
An Anthology of South Indian Classical Music
L. Subramaniam
An Anthology of South ...
Rag Madhur Ranjani
Imrat Khan
Rag Madhur Ranjani
Santoor [1991]
Shivkumar Sharma
Santoor [1991]
Anthology of World Music: North Indian Classical Music
Various Artists
Anthology of World Music: ...

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Indian Classical Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Rag Rageshrí
Pandit V.G. Jog
Jugalbandi (Taal Teentaal)
Zakir Hussain / Alla Rakha
Raga Bageshree
Tarun Bhattacharya
Raga Kamod
Shyam Kane / Shujaat Khan
Raga Pahari: Dhun
Shujaat Khan
Ragam Madhyamavati
U. Srinivas
Sangamam U. Srinivas
Rag Kaunsi Kanhra
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Raga Janasammohini: Teen Taal Shivkumar Sharma
Ghara-Dadra Brij Bhushan Kabra

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