Subhra Guha is one of the leading female singers in Indian music. She is an exponent of the Agra Gharana (School) and has successfully carved a niche of her own in what is traditionally a male-dominated genre.
She has a voice of astonishing luminosity and power, capable of soaring effortlessly from one octave to the next. She performs a classical style known as khayal, but has also received training in thumri, dadra and chaiti, giving her a wide array of musical options and a devoted following. Subhra not only possesses a magnificent voice – she also has one of the world’s largest and most exhaustive collections of rare ragas and compositions.
She has had numerous international tours, and has a number of recordings to her credit; her CD’s have been released in the U.S. by India Archive Music, AIM Records, and Biswas Records.
Vocal, Raga Devgiri Bilawal / Mishra Khamaj / Pilu (India Archives, 1999)
Exquisite Voice (Aimrec)
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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 Televisión Española (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.