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Sri Moonshine

PRAN NATH, PANDIT - The Raga Cycle, Palace Theatre, Paris 1972

The Raga Cycle at the Palace Theatre in Paris, 1972 showcased PANDIT PRAN NATH at the peak of his powers. The Raga Cycle took place over three consecutive days. Friday, May 28th night ragas, Saturday May 29th, late afternoon ragas and Sunday, May 30th morning and mid-day ragas. These three concerts stand as a truly awe-inspiring monument, an example of perfection of the high Art of Hindustani music by one of the greatest masters of the Kirana Gharana. Kirana, a small village north of New Delhi, produced many of the giants of Indian classical vocal music. Among them, Ustad Abdul Waheed Khansahib, Pran Nath-jis guru, and the immensely popular Ustad Abdul Kareem Khan. Accompanying Pran Nath in these Palace Theatre Concerts are his American disciples LA MONTE YOUNG and MARIAN ZAZEELA, tambouras, and TERRY RILEY, tabla. - Sri Moonshine.

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