India’s ace Flautist needs no introduction to music lovers all over the globe. By virtue of his phenomenal he and the bansuri are literally synonymous. If he flute is likened to a temple Pt. Ronu Majumdar known as Ronu Majumdar is a force to reckon with in the realm of Indian classical music both as a thinking musician and scintillating performer Ronu Majumdar late Pr. Lakshman Prasad Jaipurwale and finally the revered Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao. He was also fortunate to receive training from his grand guru Pt. Ravi Shankar. A powerhouse performer Ronu Majumdar is firmly rooted in Shankar and Ousted Ali Akbar Khan. He has created an enviable niche for himself in the field of contemporary popular music which is exemplified by his Grammy Nomination in 1996. He has been felicitated with numerous remarkable accolades for his mesmerizing performances worldwide namely all India Radio Award Aditya Vikram Birla Award National Kumar Gandharva Award Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar.
Ronuji’s Bansuri is transcendental. It transports the listener to a zone where divinity reigns supreme and products a balmy effect thereby taking us on a spiritual journey. Ronuji’s incredible range of albums has one more gem added to it Maestro Flute. This album features phenomenal performance of Raga Bihag and Raga Nat Hans. The first track presenting Raga Bihag is one of the most popular Ragas. Some common songs in this raga are Boliye Surali Boliyan Hamare Dil Se Na Jana Dhoka Na Khana and tere Sur Aur Mere Geet. It is a late night raga (9:00pm midnight) of audav sampurna jati. The second track presenting Raga Nat hans is a creation of Pt Vijay Raghav Rao. This raga is the combination of Raga nat and Raga hansdhwani. These kinds of ragas are called jod Ragas. The vadi swar is Rishabi and samwadi composed by Pt Vijay Raghav Rao. This raga can be played in the second phase of the morning or early afternoon. Enchanting rendition of these ragas by virtuoso Pt. Ronu Majumdar has made this album a must for all music connoisseurs.
|1|| Raga Bihag |
(Alap Jod; Gat In Tal Dhamar, 14 Beats)
|2|| Raga Nat Hans |
(Alap & Composition in Teen Taal, 16 Beats)