Saturday, November 20, 2010

Musical Saturday - Listen to the universe with sitar music

I love sitar music. Like many people I first heard this instrument on Beatles' albums. I don't think there is any musical instrument that reaches into the energies of my body and ignites my imagination like the sitar.

The website of musician and composer Biswabrata Chakrabarti explains that Indian classical music is based on the concept that "the whole universe was created from the energy of sound - it's only the sound that exists in the beginning."

Hindu music traditions reach back thousands of years. The beauty and complexity of Indian classical music place it at the pinnacle of the musical art form. For your enjoyment this weekend, expand your mind and emotions with the exceedingly famous Ravi Shankar.