20 Indian Musicians You Should Have Heard at Least Once

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20 Indian Musicians you Should have Heard at least Once in Your Life


Only three:

Ravi Shankar
Zakir Hussain
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Although carnatic music on a saxophone does sound interesting! (Kadri Gopalnath)
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Sixteen for me.
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Just a thought - if people here could continue adding to this list, wouldn't that be nice? And maybe also include some contemporary Indian artists whose music can be appreciated by most folks here and who might not be really big/popular on the world stage (yet)? If that makes sense i.e.!!
For instance, this guy - https://goo.gl/Ngv8nI
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Sixteen for me.
I get Seventeen. Of the list I've heard only Hariprasad Chaurasia live.

The list is a bit skewed though as no one could have heard Tansen anyways and Lata, Rafi are legends but not musicians, but film singers. I suppose it's an introductory list.

To 'hear' Tansen, here's Megh Malhar by Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali khan (leading light of Patiala Gharana). The recording should be about sixty years old. There are older recordings by Ghulam Ali as well but I like this one (especially around the 7th minute).

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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Lata, Rafi are legends but not musicians, but film singers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z47svlG5w44
VA , please elaborate on this point

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I don't see how Hindi Popular music (including film music), rather freshly done and composed for the masses be compared to a work of classical music that follows a strict swara / raga guidelines.

I really like their singing, but I don't find Indian film songs (barring very few, which were composed by classical musicians themselves) to be comparable to say, a performance of Pt Bhimsen Joshi or a legendary musician such as Tansen.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post I don't see how Hindi Popular music (including film music), rather freshly done and composed for the masses be compared to a work of classical music that follows a strict swara / raga guidelines.

I really like their singing, but I don't find Indian film songs (barring very few, which were composed by classical musicians themselves) to be comparable to say, a performance of Pt Bhimsen Joshi or a legendary musician such as Tansen.
Something like comparing snooker with pool . But that doesn't rob the Latas and Rafis off the "musician" tag IMO.

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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Something like comparing snooker with pool . But that doesn't rob the Latas and Rafis off the "musician" tag IMO.

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The big difference is that playback singer need to sing from a diary of songs. Classic singers can sing from memory for hours. I went to an A R Rahman concert here in Sydney. All the singers didn't know the words to their own songs and have to consult a diary. I found this very strange.
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Pt. Jasraj can enthrall his audience. Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Pt. Vasantrao Deshpande, Shobha Gurtu, Kishori Amonkar were/are legends in Natya Sangeet and Hindustani classical (live music in plays). The programme/concert "Nakshatraanche Dene" used to be held earlier, a 3-4 hour feast for music lovers, each time dedicated to one singer.

Rahul Deshpande, Shounak Abhisheki, Upendra Bhat, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Mahesh Kale, Devaki Pandit, Anand Bhate etc. are good.
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I'd say D.V.Paluskar and Amir Khan are missing from the list:

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Originally Posted by Sama View Post Although carnatic music on a saxophone does sound interesting! (Kadri Gopalnath)
I did see the tamil movie "Duet" for Kadri Gopalnath. A sample below


Another from the same movie

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A T Kanan, a great voice and part of a great film , from "Meghe Dhaka Tara" by Ghatak
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Tansen? Did the author use their ears? Or Google?

I'd remove all the film stuff from the list. I'd remove L. Sub too, unless pure virtuosity and speed spins your head in a pleasurable way. Sadly, he didn't even do that last time I saw him

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No list about Indian music is complete without due research effort being spent on Yo Yo Honey Singh.
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Lata was classically trained. Her dad was a renowned classical musician.

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