there was no need to apologise.
we are battle scarred as it is.It takes something more to get us ruffled
BTW you must be aware that any newcomer to this southern hemisphere of the forum is always welcome.We are at a stage where every new entrant increases the strength here by 10 %
So you are precious for us indeed.
There was another concert we thoroughly enjoyed at this forum a year and half ago.The tape was labelled Ghulam ali at Bangalore Rama Navami 1956
(when it came to us for mp3 conversion)
To our disbelief it was Bade Ghula Ali Khan and as the tape rolled out , the first raga was a magnificent Yaman .
the second raga starts where the following track starts.
As we friends -surrounding the player- started anticipating the second raga,
Khan Sahab starts tuning his Swar Mandal.
-You can hear that for a full three minutes , it is breathtaking-and then suddenly I had a great craving.
In one of the early documentaries on BGAK they show him singing a Hamsadhwani for half a minute.
It was strange and exotic , with shades of Raga Shankara.Would we be lucky enough to hear it in full flow , now-we wondered.
And what followed was sheer magic.
It is here for your pleasure.
and at the phase indicated by the time line 11mts.20 secs , there was a collective gasp in the room.Boy this was a Hamsadhwani with a difference!
That was a one long evening .Four hours of magic after coursing through Kedar , Darbari and Malkuans plus a few great thumris.
Some day we will have a Re run again here.