Call Of Shiva Music CD
One of the most ancient raagas of the North Indian classical music system, the beautiful and popular Raag Malkauns belongs to Bhairavi Thaat. It is said to have evolved when the supreme celestial dancer, Lord Shiva, performed the Taandav dance. It is a majestic pentatonic raag that is performed late at night. Though a simple raag in structure, it requires great skills to convey and evoke the mood of deep mediatation and devotion, a sense of conquering the self and reaching a state of inner satisfaction.
In 'Call of Shiva' Rakesh Chaurasia pays homage to Lord Shiva. He opens with an Alap, gradually unfolding, evolving and defining the divine character and the devotional mood of the raag. The accompaniment in second part, Jod, begins with Pt. Bhavani Shankar's masterful solo opening on the Pakhawaj, the ancient long single-barrelled drum that is so much identified with Lord Shiva's Taandav dance. In the third part, young table wizard, Satyajit Talwalkar joins in an exquisite combination in Matta Taal, a unique 9 beat cycle. The finale brings all three in an ensemble, with a masterful and intricate combination in Drut Teen Tall (16 beat cycle) that ends in a rapturous heavenly crescendo truly touching one's inner self.
Divine Flute By : Rakesh Chaurasia