Artist Profiles: Brij Bhushan Kabra

Brij Bhushan Kabra

Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra was born in 1937. Her was a senior disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and pioneered the use of the guitar in Hindustani music. He recorded widely, and was perhaps best known for the album “Call of the Valley,” which he recorded with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. He worked actively with the State Music Academies of Gujarat and Rajasthan, and in 1980 was the recipient of the Gujarat State Award for his meritorious services in the field of music.

Brij Bhushan Kabra died on April 12, 2018.

Partial Discography:

Call of the Valley (Gramaphone Company of India, 1968), reissued by Saregama
Exotic Sounds of Guitar (1986)
Jugalbandi Duet for Violin and Guitar – Raga Bageswari

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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