Overview for Pride of India
Indian Classical Music, an integral part of Indian Musical tradition can be traced back through the centuries to the Vedic period two thosand years ago. It has survived and developed over a period of time owing to the presence of great musicians who live to feed their passion for music with unmatchable dedication, grit and determination. These musicians have given the genre of Indian Classical Music an enamoring sheen and a status that is bound to stay for
generations to come. Pride Of India compiles and presents this very legacy of Indian Classical music, replete with richness and vast variations of musical traditions. This series presenrts the gems of Indian Classical Music at their utmost best. Experience the magic of their great historical renditions and submerge in the euphoria of their unfurling musical ecstasy.
Acknowledged as the leading light of the Kirana Gharana, Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi is a sheer musical marvel whose singing invariably provides listeners with a divine musical experience. He learnt music under guidance of Sawai Gandharva of Kundol, a pupil of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan.
For over four decades now, he has been leading the renaissance of Indian classical music with the passion and power of a singer drenched in single pointed thirst for music. He has been honoured with numerous awards and titles such as the Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award amongst others. This album, a part of the Pride of India series, presents some of the best renditions by the singing genius Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.