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Shivkumar Sharma (born 13th January 1938) is an Indian classical musician, working in the Hindustani classical music tradition. He is a master of the santoor, a folk instrument from the valley of Kashmir. It is a type of hammered dulcimer whose strings are struck with a pair of light carved wooden mallets. Before him the santoor was regarded as only an accompanying instrument.

He is credited with single-handedly making the santoor a popular classical instrument, to the extent that the… read more

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  • very soothing stuff.
  • OM ATHMA OM ♪♪♪
  • very soft music..............good!
  • Smekermann: Take a look at the pattern of what I have been listening and you will realize if I am just a Sharma fan or more. You can't fault me for worshipping Sharma - his music is life-giving. At the same time, I also admire the music of other great ones like Ravi Shankar, Nikhil Banerjee, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Bhimsen Joshi, Jasraj etc. Santoor is surely addictive. Again, I don't agree that the Elements series is cheesy - it is just an experiment outside the pure classical arena. Even there, many of the tracks are based on ragas.
  • yep, agreed about "elements" - too much cheesy arrangements (keyboards and similar new age stuff) which change the music very much but, otherwise, this album is easy listenable for many, so, it may attract some people to his pure santoor music
  • If you want to attain "nirvana" (liberation, higher bliss) through music, try Shivkumar Sharma's music. He has had more than 100 albums to his credit and not one of them is bad. Perfect balance of melody and rhythm, technically and aesthetically superior. Try his "A Concerto in Raga Yaman" which is available on iTunes -- an incredible live concert recording made in 1988, with Zakir Hussain on tabla.
  • Just working my way into Indian music. Raga Charukeshi certainly grabbed me.
  • It's weird that people make comments about some music without even listening to it :-)
  • Need to unify [artist]Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma[/artist], [artist]Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma[/artist], [artist]Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma[/artist], [artist]Shiv Kumar Sharma[/artist], and [artist]Shivkumar Sharma[/artist]
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