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Monday, February 20, 2006


Bright lights, colored clothing, pyjamas, exciting performances by players at the top of their game, and it is...

Shubha Mudgal and Abida Parveen in concert.

Not quite, though. This is one of those "space-bridge" programs where you have two groups of people sitting at either end of a satellite connection. So it isn't really a duet. Plus it's spoiled for me by the presence of moderators at both ends, and panels that insist on going on about how we're essentially one culture etc. (I fwded through those bits, so there may be more than a fair share of stunning insights and driblets of wisdom there -- let me know if so.) That said, the music parts of this clip are great viewing, especially the bits in which the two singers react to each other. I wish the producers had left in a few less vapid audience shots and a few more of these moments.

The first two links on the page are video part 1 and video part 2, the third is audio. Abida Parveen's performance, which was the highlight for me, starts at a little before 15 minutes into video part 2.

Alarming thought section: Abida-ji reminded me of an early 70s Garcia. With the vibe kind of different, of course.


Blogger wildflower seed said...

Nice one. Thanks for the link.

2/21/2006 7:17 AM  
Blogger kundalini said...

i love abida. hearing her live in march. small audience. cant wait.

2/21/2006 11:37 AM  

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