|1. Rag Ahir Bhairav:||Year of Recording: 1974|
|Alop and Jor||Record Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings|
|2. Rag Ahir Bhairav:||Producers: Zakir Hussain, Mickey Hart|
|Slow Gat Rupak Tal/Fast Gat Teental||Engineers: Mickey Hart, Dan Healy, Rex Jackson, Betty Cantor|
|Engineers: Tom Flye, Jeff Sterling|
|Photography: John Werner|
|Series Ethnomusicology Consultant: Fredric Lieberman, Ph.D.|
Venu is the ancient Sanskrit name for the bamboo flute that is today called bansuri. On this album, recorded live in 1974 at the Stone House in Fairfax, California, the bonsuri is played by Indian classical instrumentalist Hariprasad Chaurasia. Chaurasia is joined by tabla player Zakir Hussain, one of the world’s leading virtuosos of Indian classical percussion and son of Alla Rakha (1919-2000), a tabla player best known for his long association with Ravi Shankar. Together, Chaurasia and Hussain express the intricacies and subtleties for which Indian music is renowned. Venu was issued in 1989 as part of “THE WORLD” series.
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