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The Valley Recalls DVD (Vol 2) ~ Peace, Love & Harmony Back

Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Bansuri (Indian wooden flute) master Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia first collaborated on a 1966 project titled Call of the Valley, which was one of the first attempts to bring a more accessible, improvised mode to classical Indian music. It became one of the first records of Hindustani music to attain popularity outside India. The Valley Recalls consists of two DVDs that capture a landmark reunion between these two masters. This DVD consists of a thematic improvisational suite called ‘Peace, Love and Harmony’. Beautifully shot using multiple cameras, it represents one of the most intimate looks at the performance of Indian classical music I’ve seen. Accompanied by three percussionists – Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Pandit Bhawani Shankar and Subhankar Bannerjee as well as the guitarist Jayanti Shah, the duo in turn in a mesmerizing performance that is as significant as their original pairing back in the 1960s. An additional bonus is an enlightening interview segment featuring the two principal musicians.

Reviewed by Michael Parish (Downers Grove, IL)
Dirty Linen - June/ July 05 Issue #118



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