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Z.M. Dagar – Raga Yaman


For the last few years whenever I’ve taken a flight, this recording has been a must. It always soothes the brain. Zia Mohiuddin Dagar was a master of the Rudra Vina, and a student of the Dhrupad style of Indian music, notable for is long a patient alap (intro) sections. This one is just over 40 min. long and is a real melter.
Sit back, buckle up, soak it in.


  1. tony cross on April 2nd, 2008

    dude, i fully concur. this is one of the best things to listen to while flying for brain melting purposes.

  2. peter jorgensen on April 7th, 2008

    had this one in the headphones today at work.
    absolut joy.

  3. Tom A Verica on September 16th, 2008

    beautiful, soulful music. thank you.

  4. AC on April 3rd, 2009

    this is an absolute classic. few more recommendations would be performances by Jal Balaporia (album Gwalior Gharana by Makar Records,) Evergreen Yaman was the album name where ustad Vilayat khan played this raag.