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    Music of the Shannai: The Double Reed Pipe of Uttar Pradesh

    1996

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    All Music Guide Review

    The shannai is a double-reed wooden wind instrument that is primarily found in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In terms of its sonic characteristics, the shannai in some ways resembles the Western oboe. In terms of its appearance, it looks like a tapered version of the clarinet, ending with a brass bell opening. Traditionally played at marriages and a variety of outdoor occasion, the shannai has until only recently been played in the concert hall. The three tracks on this CD feature an ensemble that is comprised of at least two members of the talented Prasanna family: Raghunath Prasanna and Rajendra Prasanna. Father and son, respectively, this most capable of a father and son shannai duo, is accompanied by a tabla player and a tambura player. Unfortunately, their names are not given. Raghunath Prasanna has performed with such famed musicians as Ali Akbar Khan and S.N. Wali. The CD's three tracks, which vary from upbeat and energetic to enigmatic and ambient, display the shannai's warmth and microtonal attenuation as well as the incredible technique and impressive stamina of all four players. ~ John Vallier, Rovi

    Music of the Shannai: The Double Reed Pipe of Uttar Pradesh Track Listing

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  • Artist
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  • 1
  • Poorbi Dhun
  • 9:57
  • Sound Clip for Poorbi Dhun from Music of the Shannai: The Double Reed Pipe of Uttar Pradesh

  • 2
  • Raga Maru Bihag
  • 26:40
  • Sound Clip for Raga Maru Bihag from Music of the Shannai: The Double Reed Pipe of Uttar Pradesh

  • 3
  • Kajiri
  • 15:05
  • Sound Clip for Kajiri from Music of the Shannai: The Double Reed Pipe of Uttar Pradesh

  • Credits of Music of the Shannai: The Double Reed Pipe of Uttar Pradesh



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