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Set work: 'Rag Desh'

Rag Desh is Indian classical music and a tradition of Northern India.

The rag is traditionally played at night. Rag Desh (which translates as 'country') is also known as a rainy season or monsoon raga. The primary moods (rasa) expressed are devotion, romance and longing with origins in courtly love songs called thumri. The notes used in Rag Desh are based on the INdian system known as sargam in which the notes are named Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa. The tonic note is C (Sa) and this forms the principal drone note.

 

There are three versions of the Rag Desh: Version 1: Anoushka Shankar (sitar), Version 2: 'Mhara janam maran' (voice) and Version 3: Benjy Wertheimer (esraj, tabla and bansuri).

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