One of my very good Indian friends is a devotee of Classical Indian music. When the venue is suitable for me (meaning their are comfortable chairs) he invites me along. At first, I think he was surprised that I would return again and again for this type of musical experience because, as a Westerner, it bears no resemblance to the music I enjoy back home in the US. Generally, people at the concert are also surprised to see me in attendance. I am typically asked at least once per concert if I enjoy this type of music.
The opening act for the Banyan Tree concert, a concert celebrating the Monsoon season, was easily one of my favorite Classical Indian concerts of all time. The music was lively, very uptempo, arranged beautifully and featured a slide guitar. Each of the musicians hands move with incredible speed and had me mesmerized.
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