Raag Yaman by Pt. Rajendra Prasanna

Rajendra Prasanna is an important figure in the world of Indian music and culture. He is the foremost exponent of Bansuri & Shehnai and a celebrated artist recognized for his unique ability to perform on two instruments at a topmost level. It is indeed a very rare skill in the field of Hindustani music. He hails from Banaras and comes from a traditional family of musicians of renowned Banaras Gharana. He was groomed by his grandfather Pt. Gauri Shankar and father Pt. Raghunath Prasanna, who was the first in Prasanna family to introduce both Tripura and Krishna flute.
Felicitated with Grammy Award certificate in 2004, Rajendra Prasanna became an international personality. He has performed across the globe, including an appearance at renowned festivals and venues in many different countries across the globe.

Credits :

Flute : Pt. Rajendra Prasanna and Rajesh Prasanna.

Tabla: Kuber Nath Mishra.

Raag Yaman is a night Raag which is very romantic in nature. It is full of grace and majesty, and it creates a mood of devotion and dedication. It suggests an unconditional offering of everything one has at the altar of whatever one’s calling may be, asking nothing in return. Its original name is Raag Kalyan and only during the Mughal’s rule, the name Raag Yaman was introduced and became popular. Some say its origin is from the Persian mode “Ei’ man” from which “Yaman” originated. Others say it has Vedic origins as Raag Yamuna which over time altered as Yaman. Raag Yaman is conĀ­sidered one of the most important in all of the Hindustani sangeet. It is the primary raag in Kalyan. It is a primary thaat. Its importance can easily be seen in the fact that it is one of the first raags to be taught.

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