Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Amjad Ali Khan and Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan Raga of the Kings|
Actors: Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Khansahib deserves much better
S. Karulkar | CA USA | 08/02/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The label "Navras" which produced this DVD is known for some superb Hindustani Music collection. But to release this at an age of High Def TV is simply confusing. Its not just the quality of audio and video which is questionable, but almost everything from scripting to editing does not seem to have gotten much attention. Khansahib as a illuminous presence on stage and this has not been caught in this DVD.
Khainsaheib's interview which gives us an insight yo his philosophy of music is simply amazing.
I would also have choosen another raag for this DVD. Any versions of the raag Darbari are quiet heavy and unless one is a regular listener of this music may find it an effort to enjoy it.
This would've been ok if there were several DVDs of Khansaheib but so far this is the only one I have seen.
Totally bad recording
Naheed Nawa | 02/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"[...]wrote a review which gave me the idea to buy this dvd. But guess what? It is hardly a dvd. It flashes all the time. Sometime the picture disappears altogether. Dvd I think means that you get to see how the instrument and Tabla are being played and are not to be disturbed by the flashes of dark spots. Total disappointment. Bought it from NUTRAJ BOOKS. Will not recomment it to anyone to buy it. Please do not even bother."
Ustad at his best
Keith | LA, California | 12/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great dvd. I was so happy to see that they made a great dvd of the Sarod Maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. This is a full concert. Ustad and Shafaat Ahmed Khan on tabla accompanied by tanpura play Raga Darbari Kanada in full form. The concert is split into different sections to mark the alap, jor, jhalla, and gats. The duo end with Adana which is very common to follow Darbari Kanada which is a related raga. There is a very informative booklet and also a documentary called "Sing through my Sarod" on the dvd. The documentary shows new and old photographs of the Khan family as well as a look into his teaching methods and he speaks some about the great instrument which his ancestor's created. This dvd is great and should be seen by all students of sarod or indian classical music."