Sen, Sharmistha / Raga Jaijaiwanti
Album: Raga Jaijaiwanti   Collection:World
Artist:Sen, Sharmistha   Added:Apr 2003
Label:India Archive Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-28 Pull Date: 2003-09-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 28 Aug 17 Aug 3
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 17, 2010: "In Your Indian Ear ..." with David Bug, subbing for sri
Drut Gat in Tintal
4. Sep 25, 2003: Garam Chaai
2. Oct 15, 2005: Bigger than Bollywood
Drut Gat in Tintal
5. Aug 13, 2003: press and release
3. Jun 24, 2004: "In Your Ear w/ Carnatic Radio & Gharana Music..." Pt.4
Drut Gat in Tintal
6. Jul 31, 2003: Garam Chaai
Drut Gat in Tintal

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-07-01
Sharmistha Sen: Raga Jaijaiwanti
Label: India Archive
According to the CD liner notes, Sharmistha Sen is one of the few instrumentalists in Indian music that has gained prominence. She performs the Raga Jaijawanti. As for all India Archive releases, you can learn a lot more about the music from the CD liner than from my limited review Try: 2,3.
1. A long alap that is free of the tablas. As per convention, it starts slowly and establishes the structure for the raga, and builds towards the end with some complex sitar flourishes. This alap is very long and very sparse, for the most part.
2. Tablas are introduced and now there is some more exploration of the melodic theme of the raga, some more lively sitar improvisation.
3. The dramatic climax of the raga – very sophisticated and complex sitar & tablas flourishes build up towards the end

Track Listing
1. Alap/Jor/Jhala   2. Vilambit Gat in Tintal
  3. Drut Gat in Tintal