My Favorite Classical Indian Music Instrument, Sarangi(Indian Fiddle)

Sarangi (the Indian Fiddle), in my opinion, is the finest among all of the extraordinary and diverse classical music instruments of India. Despite being on the verge of musical extinction, and rarely being used by the artists these days-- due to the popularity of Harmonium-- the soul-wrenching sound of Sarangi is simply irreplaceable. Lately, the younger generations of Sarangi players both in India and Pakistan have embarked on not only preserving the centuries old Sarangi, but to also presenting it as a fusion with the old folk music instruments from around the world. Personally, whenever I listen to Sarangi, it just penetrates my heart and soul...

Sarangi by Ustad Sultan Khan (Indian maestro of Sarangi)
A masterpiece..the video is also superb, it's slowly showing early morning sunrise near Taj Mahal

Ustad Hussain Bakhsh Amritsari (Indian maestro of Sarangi)

The young and hugely talented Pakistani artist, Zohaib Hassan's practice session
despite being a homemade recording & informal practice session, the sound of his Sarangi is simply mesmerizing

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