Fantastic footage! Emperor of the veena S. Balachander plays a garland of ragas

OMG, fantaaastic! I can watch this clip all day!!!

Amazing footage of the greatest veena genius, S. Balachander. In this set he’s playing a garland of ragas. There’s some funny moments as well, revealing a bit more of his personality. His playing is monumental and totally unique. Soo inspiring and uplifting to watch this. I think serious, improvising musicians from all over the world – regardless of their musical and cultural background – will easily get inspired by this stupendous veena playing.

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2 thoughts on “Fantastic footage! Emperor of the veena S. Balachander plays a garland of ragas

  1. Pingback: From the Peter van Hoboken Collection : beautiful S. Balachander veena recital-folder from the sixties « Tonal Ties

  2. It is amazing.Years and years of practice. I like his Alaap ang style.
    So much control over the notes,is the result of hard work.
    God bless him with long life so that I can learn more from his Veena playing methods and combine them in my Sitar playing.

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