hi guys how are u all? i havent been here for a while can some one please recommend me for a cd with sitar and vocall indian singer -somthing traditional i want cd with indian singer please give me some names all the best bye
Asking this on the Community Forum or Indian Music Forum might get you a wider population response for this one. I don't have any records/CDs now that have both sitar and singing. I have heard that Shujaat Khan (Vilayat's son) frequently sings during his sitar recitals. Perhaps check out something by him.
Actually, all of the Khan family seem to incorporate some vocal into their performances, thus the term "Gayaki Ang" or vocal style which this family is well known for. An example would be in the performance of Rag Hameer on the Ustad Vilayat Khan DVD. I just recently saw Shafaatullah Khan render Bihag with vocals and an explaination of how it tells the story of a young girl on her wedding day asking her groom to fix mused hair, clothing or jewelry that she couldn't fix herself without messing up the henna on her hands as it was passed down to Mr. Khan by his Grandmother. And to listen to this family pass "the knowledge" of tala. Amazing conversations between guru and shishiya in bols...Wow!
Got to see them play (and sing) sometime. I'd love to see that interplay! Wish they performed someplace not more than a day's drive of here (near El Paso).
Hmmmm, I have been told by some that gayaki ang is a very overused term. There are pure instrumentalists out there that say they play in gayaki style, but really don't. I would love to hear a phrase sung and then copied by sitar. That would be a good one to recommend!
if you are looking for a recording where there is singing then sitar copying it, you should pick up Irshad Khan's "romancing the sitar". It really is a great recording, not too heavy classical but not so light that it sounds like popular music...