Sunday, 6 May 2018

Nikhil Banerjee - Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival - Copy of a rare CD published in India


The Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival in Delhi is one of the oldest festivals of classical Indian music in India. Many of the concerts the visitors of the festival can later buy as a CD, produced by the festival itself. These CDs can only be bought during the festival and are often sold out quite fast. There is no other way to obtain them. That is the reason why they are very rare and very little known. 
Here we present exceptionally a rare CD by Nikhil Banerjee published by the festival. In the future we might post some more of these CDs, but this one is the only one by Nikhil Banerjee we have. Since quite a number of years this CD or any others by Nikhil Banerjee are no longer offered for sale at the festival. Our friend KF made for us a copy of the CD he had bought years ago at the festival. Many thanks to him.

1. Raga Darbari (46:19)
2. Raga Kirvani (24:54)


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you--and K.F.!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks Tawfiq & KF for this treasure !

Cheers!

BT said...

Thank-you very much

Christopher Greaves said...

Many thanks for this.

Richard said...

Thanks to you and KF.

Is it your impression that there have been other Nikhil Banerjee CDs released by this festival also?

Tawfiq said...

Yes, I think so. I will ask KF as soon as he is back from India.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!!!

Psikofobi said...

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Dominic Hunt said...
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Dominic Hunt said...

Was at that festival and recorded it myself on a Sony Walkman. The recoding quality was surprisingly good and picked up quit a bit of atmosphere from the audience participation. I wore out the tapes eventually. It’s a shame that is only part of the rendition but am so grateful for this it. Brings back strong emotions! I was 24 and living in love with the most beautiful Indian lady. She studied sitar me tabla. We went to all classical concerts that season. Like all love stories there was a element of tragedy wasWas at that festival and recorded it myself on a Sony Walkman the recoding quality was surprisingly good and picked up quit a bit of atmosphere from the audience participation. I wore out the tapes eventually. It’s a shame that is only part of the rendition but am so grateful for this it. Brings back sting emotions! I was 24 and living in love with the most beautiful Indian lady. She studied sitar me tabla. We went to all classical concerts that season. Like all love stories there was an element tragedy. It was a very special time for me and in some ways made me who I am today. Again thanks for the recording 🙏

Unknown said...

Thank you very much for your upload and kind contribution. We are so glad when we hear any new recordings of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. I wanted to share one information about Panditji's concert at the Shankarilal Festival. He also played in 1985 (03/03/1985 to be precise) when he played Raag Kaunsi Kanada for around 1 hour 20 mins.

Tawfiq said...

Dear Dominic, thank you very much for sharing your beautiful memories. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Who is the Tabla player in this?

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!