Igino Giovanni Brunori and Virginia Nicoli of Samvad are an innovative musical duo crafting new sounds from ancient materials. Their performances are meditative journeys through a rich landscape of melody and rhythm, using bansuri (Indian bamboo flute), silver flute and saxophone. They play with tabla or pakhawaj (drums) and love to collaborate with musicians from all over the world.
In whatever arrangement, Samvad’s original compositions and improvisations are founded on the most rigorous traditions of Indian Classical music, Dhrupad.
Raga Megh Malhar is a monsoon raga. It is played when, after a very warm summer, the earth has cracked, the leaves of the trees have turned yellow, and the earth and all living beings cry for water. I have always found this rag very dense, alive and relaxing. To me it is for the soul like water for the dry and thirsty earth. It has the power to smooth harsh feelings and emotions. It washes away the dirt and gives the power to flower again.
In a way to me this is a prayer to the water that brings life, and a message to all human beings to be more respectful and conscious of how precious this element is to us and to life on earth.
A homage to this blue planet in the universe.
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