• Chant Dhrupad et Dhamar
Musique de l'Asie traditionelle Volume 9 - Inde du Nord
rec. August 1976 in Patna
Playasound - PS 33513 - P.1977
A1 Raga Darbari Kanhra - Alap - Dhrupad in Choutal 26'15
B1 Raga Multani - Alap - Dhamar in Dhamar Tal 27'30
Very well, I'll conclude these Dhrupad excesses for the moment with a Dharbanga post. There is already a lot to digest here already. This single record of Ram Chatur Lal Mallick will have to represent "The Mallicks". I know of no other LP's so you are welcome to enlighten me if there are any others. There are just a few CD's to be found by him and at least one by his son Vidur Mallick. What happened to the possible career of Abhay Narayan Mallick I have no idea about anything recent, maybe some of you do? There is at least one K7 with him published back in 1998 on the label Ninaad with the catalogue number NC 0011 called Gauhar • The Pearl of Darbhanga Dhrupad. It was posted before on the Raga Blog here...
This record was put out by PlayaSound, and in their series Musique de l'Asie traditionelle there were quite a few other titles that were interesting so if you are sitting on good copies of any of those please contact me so we can share them here! Or better yet, start your own blog and I will follow that one!
You can find some of the titles in that series as well as some African ones on the back of the sleeve!
There is quite a bit more to read in the gatefold of the record sleeve but it was unkind to any attempts of OCR so you will have to read it from there. There is a French and an English version of the text. I am sorry that there is a bit of a rumble on the first part of the B-side. It gets milder but is still annoying as it is in the more quite part of the recording but it gradually goes away and is all gone by 2'15 - 2'20. If anyone have a better rip I would be happy to have a replacement. Again we owe thanks to our good friend His Excellency for lending us his copy. As always, I hope you enjoy!
Pandit Ram Chatur Mallick, 1903 - 1990
Ram Chatur Mallick was a leading representative of the Darbhanga (Bihar) school of Dhrupad singing and was taught by Rameshwar Pathak. He passed away on January 13, 1990 in Patna, Bihar.
Abhay Narayan Mallick, vocal support
Ramashish Phatak, pakhawaj
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