Culture list | Prem Joshua

Culture list | Prem Joshua
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First Published: Sat, Apr 07 2007. 12 56 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Apr 07 2007. 12 56 AM IST
Nikhil Banerjee|His sitar playing was out of this world. He created a beautiful, unusual style that was all his own.
Ravi Shankar|He’s not my ultimate favourite, but no one can deny what he has done for Indian music in the world market. Fantastic, in one word.
Shujat Khan|His contemporary sitar-playing may not be at the same level as that of Vilayat Khan, his father, but something about his playing goes straight to my heart. I think we speak the same language.
Hariprasad Chaurasia|What always grabs me about him is not just that he is a virtuoso player, but he has the skill to make silences a part of his music. The gap in the tune is as important as the notes. Building on that silence is real mastery.
Zakir Hussain|He is not a clerk who just practises traditional playing. He has mastered the traditional, translated it to the contemporary and opened it up to the world. He’s done wonderful things for Indian music.
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