In the blogchatter’s A2Z campaign, I will be presenting blogposts on ‘EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED INDIAN ARTIST’ in the alphabetical order. Today, N –Nabeel Khan – Sarangi. First few lines about the instrument - then about the artist.
Sarangi is a string instrument played in the traditional Indian music. It derived its name from one of the five major weapons of Lord Vishnu - "sarngam" meaning bow. Sarangi is played using a bow, it resemble the sound of the human voice through its ability to imitate vocal ornaments such as gamaks and meends.
The essence of music just tunes up perfectly when the sur, laya and taal amalgamate with sync and present a classic performance of master artists of that . The sarangi holds much power to take you to the world of ragas and blend in the colour of its serendipity.
Carved from a single block of tun wood, the sarangi has a box-like shape with three hollow chambers: pet , chaati , and magaj . It is usually around 2 feet (0.61 m) long and around 6 inches (150 mm) wide, though it can vary as there are smaller as well as larger variant sarangis as well.
Nabeel Khan is an Indian Sarangi player, composer, singer and songwriter. He is the grandson of Padma Bhushan recipient Sarangi maestro Ustad Sabri Khan-the eighth generation of Sarangi artists in his family. Nabeel khan belongs to Moradabad Sainia Gharana of Sarangi players,