Sangeet is a word which doesn't really translate into English. In its most general sense it is considered synonymous with the term "music"; however it is actually a threefold artform of vocal music, instrumental music, and dance. Since classical dance is also a component, it is not strictly synonymous to the Western term "music".
There is a historical reason why sangeet is composed of these three artforms. In the Vedic and post Vedic period it was customary to perform mythological dramas. These dramas used dancers to mime the story, instrumentalists to play the musical accompaniment, and vocalists to tell and sing the story.
Uday Bhawalkar Afternoon Rag
Indrajit Banerjee: Sitar - Bhairavi Dhun
Devadhi Deva- M S Subbulakshmi
Sarangi Samrat Ustad Sabri Khan Saheb
Notable Vainika Series: Jayanthi Kumaresh
Mitali Bhawmik Performing Indian Classical Vocal Music
Raga Shivranjani on Bansuri (Indian Bamboo Flute)
Carnatic - Chitra Veena Ravikiran - Cleveland ( V - 02 )
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