136. JBA — Bhimsen Joshi — 29 min
The Music of North India Series
Bhimsen is a celebrated classical singer who lives in Poona, the capital of Maharashtra, in Western India. A complete performance of the raga “Miya Ki Malhai”, associated with the season of the rains, is given. The singer performs each of the main elements, an introductory statement with accompaniment, a slow movement of religious character, a fast movement with many improvisations. The intimate musical relationship between the singer and the table player (drummer) develops as the performance grows in complexity and excitement.
Producer — James Beveridge / James Beveridge and Associates Ltd.
Camera — Marco Guimaraes
Sound — H. Dev
Editor — Margaret Beveridge