RAGA REVELRY is a fun, accessible introduction to the centuries-old tradition of North Indian classical music, ofen referred to as Raga Music. For thousands of years, musicians have dedicated their lives to preserving this un-written heritage that evokes a vivid range of emotions and moods and invites the listener to go beyond a limited perspective of self-awareness. The film explores the origins and ancient techniques of sound expression, through the vocal cords and instruments, intended to praise the numinous as well as deepen the connection to our spiritual selves.

Through one man’s journey to create a permanent sanctuary for this valuable inheritance, we are taken to the heart of Indian culture. Renowned musicologist, performer and winner of the most prestigious cultural award of the country (Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna), Vijay Kichlu makes the concepts of melody (raga) and rhythm (tala) easily understandable. Heart-felt performances from renowned musicians and the joyful camaraderie between them, unfolds the Rasa, the essence or soul of this music.

The educational quality of the film is recommended by India’s premier national arts academy, the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

The film is available in three options:


HOME USE: 90 minute Film + 159 minutes Study Tracks (Total: 249 minutes)

An introductory music appreciation guide for Hindustani (North Indian Classical Music), this film and 16 study tracks is a must for all interested in artistic expression and the spiritually driven arts of South Asia. Woven into the narrative are fundamental music appreciation concepts that prepare a listener for the increasingly popular vocal or instrumental concerts of the North Indian classical tradition. The explanations assume no knowledge of Indian music and provide a logical step-by-step progression to enhance the viewer’s listening capability.

Available as a 2-DVD or via on-line streaming, this product is a calling card for India. As the beauty and depth of the music is absorbed, a deeper understanding of the ancient and multi-layered culture of the South Asian region becomes accessible.

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For retail distribution inquiries in North America, contact:
New Leaf Distribution

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INSTITUTIONAL USE: 90 minute Film + 159 minutes Study Tracks (Total: 249 minutes)

An introductory music appreciation guide for Hindustani (North Indian Classical Music), this film and 16 study tracks is a must for all interested in artistic expression and arts / culture. Woven into the narrative are fundamental music appreciation concepts that prepare a listener for the increasingly popular vocal or instrumental concerts of the North Indian classical tradition. The material enhances and supports lectures and discussions on the topics of South Asia, philosophy, spirituality and globalization.

Available as a 2-DVD or via on-line streaming, this product is intended for libraries and educational institutions, music students of all genres, as well as, museums and art exhibits.

To purchase for educational use, contact:
Artfilms
Alexander Street Press (90 minute film only)

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www.espressotv.co.uk



TV DOCUMENTARY: 52 minute Film

This shorter TV-length film provides a joyful entry point into the complex, multi-layered, ancient culture and traditions of India.

A calling card for India, Raga Revelry invites those with any interest in India, the abiding philosophy of the land reflected in its culture and arts and specifically, to the evolving tradition of North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music. Woven into the narrative are fundamental music appreciation concepts that prepare a listener for the increasingly popular vocal or instrumental concerts of the North Indian classical tradition.

For worldwide distribution inquiries, contact:
www.espressotv.co.uk