Rare Ragas and Talas – Stockholm 1986

K. Sridhar

CEX12 Release date november 3, 2008

A north indian classical recording with the great indian sarod player K. Sridhar accompanied on tabla by Sopan Dev (Bengt Berger) and on Tanpura by Anita Livstrand. The material is two south indian ragas (Shanmukha Priya and Charukesi) interpreted in north indian style. Apart from the alap they are presented with compositions in two rare talas, Jhumpak tala of 8 1/2 beats and Chartal-Ki-Savari of 11 beats. These recordings were originally released by Amigo Music on cassette and are now available for the first time in digital format.

Here is the second track, a gat in Raag Shanmukhapriya, Jhumpak Tala


  1. Raga Shanmukha Priya - Alap (13:20)
  2. Raga Shanmukha Priya - Gat In Jhumpak Tala (9:07)
  3. Raga Charukesi - Alap (9:27)
  4. Raga Charukesi - Gat In Chartal-Ki-Savari Tala (10:12)


K. Sridhar, sarod
Sopan Dev (Bengt Berger), tabla
Anita Livstrand, tanpura

more info

Raag Shanmukha Priya is based on: C D Eb F# G Ab Bb C
Jhumpak tala: 8 1/2 beats

Raag Charukesi is based on: C D E F G Ab Bb C
Chartal-Ki-Savari tala: 11 beats

Recorded 9 october 1986 at Rub-a-Dub Studio, Stockholm.
Cover by Jon Edergren, Electric Boogie
Cover painting on glass by unknown indian artist, 19th century

This recording was first released on cassette, this is the original cover: