Charles Amirkhanian Collection ➔ Speaking of Music: Jai Uttal, 2 of 2

Digital Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
C Amirkhanian
Program Series
Speaking of Music
Program Length
137 min
2 of 2
| broadcast
| 1991-11-11 | created
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Jai Uttal on Novemeber 11, 1991 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. Uttal talks about his trips to India and what types of music he encountered there, including temple singers from Northern India, Gypsy singers, and the Bauls of Bengals. India is a country where music permeates the air be it chants of the names of the Gods coming out of the temples, street musicians, or the pop songs of Bollywood, and Uttal made sure to sample it all. Uttal also describes and demonstrates an assortment of traditional Indian instruments and introduces a number of recordings of traditional and popular Indian music. But best of all, the program opens and concludes with a set of live music performed by the Jai Uttal Septet, which is not to be missed by any fan of Indian music.
World music
Musical Selections
[unidentified piece] (7:40) / Jai Uttal -- Raghupati / Jai Uttal -- Pahari / Jai Uttal -- Bus Has Come / Jai Uttal
Jai Uttal Septet:
Jai Uttal, vocals, dotar
Peter Apfelbaum, drums
Will Bernard, guitar
Peck Allmond, trumpet, saxophone
Daniel Paul Karp, tabla
Bruce Linde, bass guitar
Rob Vlack, keyboards
World music
Music -- India
Funding for the preservation of this program made possible through a grant by Save America’s Treasures, a program of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.