His sound will always be written on my soul


The celebrated sarangi player Dhruba Ghosh who is seen above has died at a tragically early age. He was one of that small exalted group of musicians who are both masters of their own tradition and explorers who traveled successfully beyond their personal comfort zones to work with masters of other traditions; just one example was his exploration of the music of Tobias Hume with viol virtuoso Philippe Pierlot which featured here last year. Dhruba Ghosh's fellow explorers included the husband and wife exponents of contemporary Cretan modal music Kelly Thoma and Ross Daly, and Kelly has written the following tribute:
Terrible news today...our dear friend and phenomenal musician Dhruba Ghosh left this world and traveled to another dimension at the age of 59. He was a rare person, wonderful, kind, with great sense of humor, warm and above all a huge musical inspiration for many of us...His sound is and will always be "written" on my soul. May he rest in peace and I hope that in this "other world" he continues sharing music in any form possible or impossible for us to understand...Thank you for everything Dhruba
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Pliable said…
Neil, this YouTube audio recording is Pandit Dhruba Ghosh with Kelly Thoma, Ross Daly, Hamid Khabazi, Pedram Khavar-Zamini, Giorgos Xylouris, Vassilis Rakopoulos and Partha Sarathi Mukherjee in 2003 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aoK2P4ATHI

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