Lecturer: Prof. David Shulman and Osnat Elkabir
Indian classical music’s two branches, northern and southern, is based upon the concept of the raga. The ragas are living things that emerge when the trained musician conjures them up, provided he does so at the appropriate hour. In the lecture we will tell about the significance of the raga as an encounter between a musical scale and melodic phrases, we will become acquainted with some of the ragas and will actively learn one of them, including a song that the audience can take home as a gift.
David Shulman, professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and researcher of Indian language and culture, with special emphasis on Carnatic music, the southern Indian musical tradition.
Osnat Elkabir, vocalist, dancer and teacher of Hindustani classical music of the Dhrupad genre. Studied for many years with some of the greatest artists including Ritwik Sanyal of Banares. She has trained generations of students and has opened hearts to Indian music in Israel.