Two of the finest exponents of the Bhakti tradition sing in khyal and dhrupad styles.
Sama continues its Mystic Voices series, exploring spirituality in the musical, poetic and oral traditions of South Asia.
Ashwini Bhide Deshpande is an outstanding vocalist of the famed 'Jaipur-Atrauli' Khyal vocal tradition and is one of the foremost representatives of a new generation of singers.
Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are among the most renowned performers of Dhrupad (traditional sung poetry of Northern India), the oldest vocal genre in the Hindustani classical tradition.
Ashwini Bhide Deshpande – Khyal
Gundecha Brothers – Dhrupad
(For Ashwini Bhide Deshpande)
Vishwanath Shirodkar - Tabla
Seema Shirodkar - Harmonium
Hanumant Rawde - Percussion & Tanpura
(For the Gundecha Brothers)
Akhilesh Gundecha - Pakhawaj
Dhani Gundecha - Tanpura