Chitrangana Agle Reshwal on Pakhawaj with Dr. Ragini Trivedi on Vichitra Veena; Raga Gunkali
Madhukali had organized ‘concerts for conservation’ in first week of January. Less than a week later it gathered academics, musicians and novices to discuss ways and means to preserve little-heard Raga-s so that complex content of Indian Classical Music may be conserved. The two artistes in the clip were approached to demonstrate their art in the open session to emphasize safeguarding of Indian musical instruments as well. Chitrangana Agle Reshwal is fourth generation Pakhawaj player and the first woman to play this demanding, rare instrument.
Dr. Ragini Trivedi started playing Jaltarang at an early age, graduated to Sitar and has taken up Vichitra Veena to “hear the sound of (my) father’s Veena”. Raga Gunkali was quite popular till 1960s but in last few decades has rarely been performed.