She is the Music: Kishori Amonkar

Kishori Amonkar

Kishori Amonkar.

I am in awe

Only recently have I discovered the singing of Kishori Amonkar, by way of a dusty cassette found in a small music shop in a Banarasi gali.  Where have I been all this time?

There are certain voices that have the ability to mesmerise and Kishori Amonkar’s is one. I have the feeling as I listen to this record that the music does not come from her but that she is the music. They are indivisible. One and the same. We float with her. We feel weightless and yet never more connected. As she sings we cry and want to curl up in the sound and never be let go.

Where have you been all my life?

kishori amonkar album

Track Listing:

01. Raga Rajashree

here

7 thoughts on “She is the Music: Kishori Amonkar

  1. I am a dedicated fan for 35 years– unstinting. I do go off her for periods, but she renews your faith every time you return. I am dedicating my next book on transcendence to her.

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