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MSU bestowed with 9000 Digital Units of Rare Music by Naad Sagar Archives

March 2, 2022, Vadodara: MS University in Baroda, which is known for its highly acclaimed performing arts faculty, has been bestowed with a collection of rare audio-video archives, comprising 9000 individual units of South Asian music, by the ‘Naad Saagar’ archives, New Delhi.


The compilation consists of performances, interviews, discussions by masters on numerous elements of music, coaching and lecture sessions by masters for disciples, casual talks, coaching workshops, All India Radio broadcasts of the 1950s, 60s and 70s and various other forms of recordings by legendary music maestros. 


The move was to enable students of music to get first-hand access to rare art.


The digital recordings embody the works of maestros like Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Vilayat Hussain Khan, Sharafat Hussain Khan, Pandit S N Ratanjankar of Agra Gharana, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana, Pandit Krishnarao Shankar, Pandit Balasaheb Poonchwale of Gwalior gharana, Kesarbai Kerkar, Mogubai Kurdikar of Jaipur gharana, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Hirabai Barodekar, Gangubai Hangal amongst others. 


Digital recordings of scholar musicians like Pandit K.G.Ginde, Pandit Dinkar Kaimini and musicologist Dr Ashok Ranade are also in the list. 

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