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dki
sitar videos Apr 26, 2002 06:34 a.m.


hi friends!
Does anybody have a sitar concert video or a Ravi Shankar�s video concert?
Regards,
Dki
regards from brasil
Russ
Re:sitar videos Apr 26, 2002 10:42 a.m.


I have tried to find a COMPLETE video of a sitar presentation over the years with no luck. Even tried to video one myself a few years ago, and was soundly scolded to never try that again! Copywrite or public performance legal stuff....OK fine. There are plently of "snippets" of Ravi and others around, but complete performances I don't know of. Closest one might be Ravi and Ali Akbar's performance at the "1971 Concert for Bangla Desh" out on video. But even it was not the complete performance! So, good luck.
dki
Re:sitar videos Apr 27, 2002 02:54 p.m.


It is very difficult to find it! I live in Brasil and here there are Raga and Concert for Bangla Desh. I went to India 2 times and I did not find it! I don�t know, maybe in England... in the United States I tried, but nothing.
Regards,
David


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Russ (Apr 26, 2002 10:42 a.m.):
I have tried to find a COMPLETE video of a sitar presentation over the years with no luck. Even tried to video one myself a few years ago, and was soundly scolded to never try that again! Copywrite or public performance legal stuff....OK fine. There are plently of "snippets" of Ravi and others around, but complete performances I don't know of. Closest one might be Ravi and Ali Akbar's performance at the "1971 Concert for Bangla Desh" out on video. But even it was not the complete performance! So, good luck.

regards from brasil
Lars
Re:sitar videos Apr 27, 2002 11:42 p.m.


Did anyone remember seeing a message I posted here earlier? Strange.....it's gone.
There's a full length video of Usman Khan at www.neelam.com
He's a very good sitar player.....also I have the elusive Nikhil Banerjee Raga Manj Khamaj concert.....
neal
Re:sitar videos Apr 28, 2002 07:52 a.m.


Did anyone remember seeing a message I posted here earlier? Strange.....it's gone.


Hey Lars, this e-board is getting a bit tempramental. If you click onto todays posts under- (home | login | register | search | today's posts | who's online | help )- you mifght find your disappearing post.

There's a full length video of Usman Khan at www.neelam.com--


I checked that out ~ 2 hours long. Is it a worth it?

Lars
Re:sitar videos Apr 28, 2002 12:20 p.m.


Hi Neal,
I don't know about the Usman video, I just ordered it Friday and don't have it yet but I'm sure it'll be worth it. I have a few cassettes of him and he's a good player.
Lars
Re:sitar videos Apr 28, 2002 09:59 p.m.


Well, I found my original post under 'sitar teachers' so I moved it back here!

What?? No videos?? Heh heh..........
Just ordered a video of a player named "Usman Khan", full concert. He's very good also, is the guru of a friend of mine. You can find it at:
www.neelam.com
Also, there's the movie "Raga" by Ravi Shankar which best price is at:
www.mysticfire.com
Also, like Russ mentioned....Concert for Bangladesh has some good footage but only about 1/2 hour of Ravi & friends.......
Also there is a video of Vilayat Khan and others but currently out of print...
I heard there is a DVD also of Vilayat but haven't seen it.
I have a full concert video of Nikhil Banerjee also.......the picture quality isn't great but it's better than no Nikhil at all..........if you want to know about it:
sitarfanatic@hotmail.com
Hope this helps.......

louis
Re:sitar videos Apr 29, 2002 01:50 p.m.


Hi,
I do have a R.Shankar / A. Rakkha live video. I think it is a BBC recording. They play four ragas (if i remember well....). The sound and the image quality are quite acceptable.
I also have a Debu Chaudhary (with his son) video. The image is so so, but the music is great.
And, finally (regarding sitar), i have that Nikhil Banerjee / Zakir Hussain complete Khammaj that Lars talked about. (Lars, what do you meant by elusive??)

Louis

Lars
Re:sitar videos Apr 29, 2002 07:27 p.m.


Well, Hi Louis!
Long time no see........'elusive' means hard to find......just got my Usman Khan video today so everyone stand by for a review........
louis
Re:sitar videos Apr 29, 2002 11:26 p.m.


Hi Lars,... good to speak with you again !

Is the Usman Khan video you got is the one with rag Malkauns ? (Live at Pune festival, Mukesh Jadhav on tabla, 1992).

I was not sure if by "elusive" you meant hard to get or something more like "evasive"....

Lars
Re:sitar videos Apr 30, 2002 12:39 a.m.


Yea Louis, that's the one......Malkauns, I've only just seen the alap, I like it.
The Nikhil video is good too.....and I hear he's a favorite of postal workers in Quebec.......heh heh.
I've heard there are BBC videos of Nikhil also but don't know how to get them unfortunately......
louis
Re:sitar videos Apr 30, 2002 12:58 a.m.


"After syndical negotiations, the Quebec government has accepted a free supply of kleenex for all their postmen....."

I listened to this Usman Khan's Malkauns several times (the CD, not the video) and it is a very helpfull recording : the way that the raga is developped is very easy to follow. Everything is clearly exposed...and the Rag is one of the most beautifull one.... congratulations for this nice purchase !!

Jeff
Re:sitar videos Aug 15, 2002 12:42 p.m.


I think Lark in the Morning has a couple sitar concerts on video
Jeffrey R King
Russ
Re:sitar videos Aug 15, 2002 06:18 p.m.


Hi Louis;
I think Lars means the video of Nikhil and Zakir is hard to find. In fact, I didn't even know it existed. Nikhil of course is extremely evasive, being that he's been deceased for quite some time....
Hi Lars;
OK, I'll be the one who gets and reviews the Ragas CD-ROM. Been thinking about it, and I'll give it a test drive.
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