Last Sunday, we had a musical 'baithak' (बैठक in Hindi means lounge,
in this context means an informal function where musicians get together and sing/play),
at a friend's place in the quaint Swiss countryside.
The Geetobitan (referred to as 'Boi' or 'THE book' by Bengalies),
the collection of poems/songs by Rabindranath Tagore.
The harmonium is the traditional /popular/favourite instrument for most
Bongs when singing any genre of folk/Tagore's songs.
Arnab's been playing the sitar since he was about 6-7.
He has got back to playing after almost 17 years
(since he performed at one of his college events)!
These last few pics I took at home at one of his riyaaz (practice) sessions.
Here is a short video I found on Youtube
of a beautiful bandish in raag Hameer
rendered by one of the finest Sitar players of our times:
A little update from my Etsy shop is that I have some new listings,
take a look here. Hope you're having a good week :), keep well.