For some details about Girija, please see this blog entry:
and also this news article:
Girija Devi: voice
Sunanda Sharma: voice support
Subhen Chatterjee: tabla
Ramesh Mishra: sarangi
Sudha Dutta: tampura
There are three tracks here, two substantial pieces and a brief announcement by the artist.
I am not sure of the pieces, and if anyone can help me with their identification, I would be very much appreciative of their efforts.
In that line, I must thank the user whose name is "zootype" from the torrent tracker Dimeadozen, which is where I obtained this recording. "Dime," as it is affectionately known, is a tracker where live recordings of music can be shared among music fans via what is called "bit torrent" software. Any artist or venue not wishing to be included can request that Dime not offer recordings which feature them. Because the links for these torrents often go quiet after a few weeks, I wanted to post this on my blog and hopefully help preserve this little bit of cultural treasure for a while longer.
Girija Devi and ensemble
live at Theatre de la Ville, Paris.
broadcast on 2005-12-06 by France Musique FM
02 stage intro 3:06
Total time: 52:30
(after decoding to WAV, suitable for burning to CD)
(highest possible quality mp3 file;
suitable for listening on a portable player)