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Modes in Hindu music are referred to as ragas but the term is much more complex than that. The raga incorporates rhythms, scales, the importance of particular pitches within the scales, patterns for raising and lowering the pitch, ornaments, how long a piece of music will last, and even the expressive characteristics required in a particular work. The use of different ragas is seasonally contingent.

Raga Artists Highlights

Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
Ali Akbar Khan
Ali Akbar Khan
George Harrison
George Harrison
Michael Stearns
Michael Stearns
L. Subramaniam
L. Subramaniam

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Raga Album Highlights

The Sounds of India
Ravi Shankar
The Sounds of India
Signature Series, Vol. 2: Three Ragas
Ali Akbar Khan
Signature Series, Vol. 2: ...
Three Ragas [1956]
Ravi Shankar
Three Ragas [1956]
Then and Now: The Music of the Masters Continues
Ali Akbar Khan
Then and Now: The Music of ...
Shankar: In Celebration
Ravi Shankar
Shankar: In Celebration
Ragas
Ravi Shankar / Ali Akbar ...
Ragas

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Raga Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Dádrá
Ravi Shankar
Raga Jog Ravi Shankar
Raga Bilashkani Todi Ali Akbar Khan / Ravi Shankar
Kafi-Holi (Spring Festival of Colors) Ravi Shankar
Prabhati for sitar, violin & tabla Yehudi Menuhin / Alla Rakha / Ravi Shankar

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