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photoblog image Vikipedia: Kakali Bandyopadhyay. Part II

Vikipedia: Kakali Bandyopadhyay. Part II

 

An hour of floating on the waves of sounds has come to an end. She finished the first raga.

"For the second raga I need to retune my sitar. It's in a different key", she said.

"Geez... with twenty four strings it might take another hour", I thought, "I'll have plenty of time to get to the bar and have a drink or two".

But I stayed. Thought I'd take a few pictures, while she tunes this marvel of the musical instruments. She, seemed, didn't mind. I'm glad that I stayed.   

Part I is here:

http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/image/2008/09/16/vikipedia-kakali-bandyopadhyay/ 

 

Vikipedia: Kakali Bandyopadhyay. Part II

 

An hour of floating on the waves of sounds has come to an end. She finished the first raga.

"For the second raga I need to retune my sitar. It's in a different key", she said.

"Geez... with twenty four strings it might take another hour", I thought, "I'll have plenty of time to get to the bar and have a drink or two".

But I stayed. Thought I'd take a few pictures, while she tunes this marvel of the musical instruments. She, seemed, didn't mind. I'm glad that I stayed.   

Part I is here:

http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/image/2008/09/16/vikipedia-kakali-bandyopadhyay/ 

 

comments (10)

A beautiful portrait of the instrument and the player...
vz-nostalgia: I guess there are not many of these kind of concerts in North Carolina, Larry. smile Same goes for Atlanta. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jul 2009, 03:17
I am glad you stayed, too, VZ.
vz-nostalgia: Let's drink for that, Ray. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jul 2009, 07:34
Oh, I can understand your enthousiasm for this kind of music which might us carry away into other worlds! I like the absorption behaviour of this Lady, but in my opinion she had deserved some glowful-warm, red- exciting colours -like on the first picture you posted!
vz-nostalgia: Yes, she deserved a color shot and she got it, Ms. Philine. smile It's my turn now. I think I deserved a black & white image of her too. smile
vz-nostalgia: I first got hooked, when a friend of mine gave me a vinyl of ragas by the great tabla player Alla Rakha (a father of Zakir Hussein) and Ravi Shankar back in the school days.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joyk_EMtzn0&feature=related
Before that, my impression of Indian music was the soundtracks of Raj Kapoor's Bollywood movies, which flooded the Soviet movie theaters at the time.
Regarding the cut off piece of teh sitar on the left, it doesn't bother me much, as the main focus is on her hands, the neck of the instrument and her face, concentrated on the process of the tuning. Yes, a few inches more to the left would help, but not a big deal. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 31 Jul 2009, 14:01
...sounds with which the night become my pentagram.
(See you on September VZ...)
vz-nostalgia: Looks like night owls like to float on the waves of music.
I hear from you once a month at best anyway, Ms. Reis. smile So, I'll wait till September.
A whole month on vacation! How about that. One can circle the globe for that amount of time. smile Big plans, Ms. Reis?
A fine study of the artist at work. I have never got the taste for Indian music, but that's not her fault!
vz-nostalgia: Do you want to try, Bill? I can shoot you an album or two. smile Seriously.
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 2 Aug 2009, 15:53
and..now i'm curious to know how long did it take her to re-tune her keys???'...

i didn't know you liked indian music..interesting mr. VZ...you'd have attached some indian music with this picture... to set us into the place, you know wink
vz-nostalgia: I don't know how to attach music to the picture, Ms. KA. I'm illiterate in the computer programming. smile
This is just lovely. I can almost 'see the colours'.
vz-nostalgia: I thought you'd say you can almost hear the music, Ms. Jamoula. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2009, 07:30
An amazing instrument Vik: and I'm sure it takes real skill to tune & play it
vz-nostalgia: might take a lifetime to learn how to play it, Chris. smile
  • DenisSm
  • Czech Republic
  • 3 Aug 2009, 18:49
everything here is really nice, only i am not able spell Kakali Bandyopadhyay in one time Vik smile
vz-nostalgia: You complain you're not able to spell her name? I can't even pronounce it, Denny. smile
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