Classical Music of India

for Contemplation, Relaxation, Meditation, and Yoga

Let Raj's music on the bansuri bamboo flute and the sitar carry you away into a soothing space

that facilitates introspection, contemplation, mindfulness, relaxation, and meditation

 

Visit Rajís website on SLOW MUSIC: slowmusic.ca

 

 

Photo courtesy of Sarb Akal Music Society of Calgary and Arshad Photography

 

Relax with ragas Ė mystical musical structures Ė that resonate with your environment and state of being.

Experience how classical music can help you be mindful and improve your emotional balance.

 

Raj received training in India, in the Hindustani genre of the classical music of India, on the bansuri bamboo flute from his Guru Sri K.P. Shenoy and on the sitar from his Guru Sri N.R. Rama Rao. He has given many performances in India, Canada, and Brazil. In Calgary, he has performed for the University of Calgary, the Raga Mala Music Society, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, the City of Calgary, the Glenbow Museum, Arts Commons, and other organizations. His arrangements and presentations have included innovative combinations of many varieties of instruments and genres of music. He wishes to present and promote the classical music of India in its pure, serene, soothing, and natural acoustic character to facilitate yoga, meditation, contemplation, reflection, mindfulness, and relaxation.

Raj has been performing in Canada for more than 40 years. He has provided numerous guest lecture-demonstrations in courses on South Asia and World Music at the University of Calgary, at the College of the Rockies (Cranbrook, BC), and for several organizations. His music has been licensed to many prestigious museums as well as yoga and meditation schools. He has collaborated with musicians of multiple genres, and firmly believes that music transcends all boundaries!

Rajís 50 bansuri compositions in seven CDs, with Utpal Mazumdar on the tabla and pakhawaj, are available through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and many other distributors.

Raj wishes you a pleasant and mindful exploration through his music!

Click on the CD cover images for details on the albums:

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"Eons To Eternity" with twilight tunes in exquisite early morning ragas!

Read reviews of CDs: click here; and here; and here!††

 

Read clips from reviews of CDs and concerts

Rajís music is available through†††† Spotify†† †††† iTunes †††††††† Amazon

and more than 60 digital music distributors around the world through Indie Pool!††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††

Teaching and Learning Resources:

Articles on the classical music of India:†† music-article.pdf†††† brief_notes.pdf†††† Artigo em Portuguese.pdf††† References

Notes on†† Basic Definitions of Ragas†† Association of Ragas with Time and Season

Notes for the Sitar:†† Sitar Notes: Contents†† Sitar1†† Sitar2†† Sitar3†† Sitar4†† Sitar5

Notes for the Bamboo Flute Bansuri: ††Bansuri Notes: Contents††† Bansuri1††† Bansuri2††† Bansuri3†††

Bansuri4††† Bansuri5††† Bansuri6††† Bansuri7

Links to Selected Renditions of Ragas of Hindustani Classical Music

The Twilight Concert Series

Video of Interview with Gil Tucker, Global TV, Calgary (11 Jan., 2010)

Video of Interview with Renata Canales, EPTV, Brazil (1998, in Portuguese)

Proposal for a Morning Concert: Eons to Eternity

Proposal for an Evening Concert: Mystical Melodies

Proposal for a Lecture, Demonstration, and Concerts on Hindustani Classical Music of India

For details on CDs, concerts, lectures, lessons on the bansuri (bamboo flute), sitar, tabla, and Hindustani classical music of India, please contact:

Rangaraj (Raj) Rangayyan †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† Utpal Mazumdar
Email: raj_rangayyan@shaw.ca†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† Email: utpal.mazumdar@shaw.ca

Raj's Bansuri with Pandit Ramdas Palsule on the Tabla: Raga Puriya Kalyan. SILPA Calgary 2017-04-30 (audio)

Rajís Bansuri with Sri Gurdial Singh Sandhu on the Tabla: Raga Jog. Sarb Akal Music Society of Calgary 2019-09-12 (video)

Visit my YouTube channel!

Videos of performance at the Yasodhara Ashram:

Raga Puriya Kalyan†† ††Raga Narayani††† A demo with Raga Mishra Mand††† Raga Kirvani

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