Wisdom of the Khayal Song

Classical Vocal | Vocal Recital
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  • Dr. Guy L. Beck

USD. 30.00 USD. 20.00

  • Dr. Guy L. Beck is a musicologist and musician of Hindustani classical music, and the first American singer of Khayal songs. As a disciple of Pandit Vijay Kichlu of the Agra Gharana, he has received numerous fellowships and awards for his research and performance, including the A.I.I.S. Senior Performing Arts Fellowship and the Fulbright-Nehru Academic Excellence Award, and has previously released two CDs of Indian music. He has lectured and performed at Oxford University, Smithsonian Institution, Fulbright House in New Delhi, Indian TV (Door Darshan), and at various conferences in America, India, and Japan. He has also written important books on sacred sound and music in Hindu tradition, including Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound (1993), and Sonic Liturgy: Ritual and Music in Hindu Tradition (2012). He currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA), and teaches at Tulane University.


    Please see the link below of an article of the artist that discusses songs from the Wisdom of the Khayal Song CD




    Sacred Music and Hindu Religious Experience: From Ancient Roots to the Modern Classical Tradition - mdpi.com


    While music plays a significant role in many of the world’s religions, it is in the Hindu religion that one finds one of the closest bonds between music and religious experience extending for millennia. The recitation of the syllable OM and the chanting of Sanskrit Mantras and hymns from the Vedas formed the core of ancient fire sacrifices.

  • Accompaniment :
    Debashis Halder  Avijit Kastha  
    Accompanying Instrument : Sarangi  Tabla  


Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 2
Coupling No. : CD-BMC-509
Released : September-2016
Pkg Type : Hard Bound 2-Folder (Big)
Net Wt. : 112 gms

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