Personnel: Hariprasad Chaurasia (bamboo flute); Subhankar Banerjee (tabla).
The Bhoopali raga is an essential raga of the South Indian classical musical canon, and has been the basis for many popular Indian songs. Here, Hariprasad Chaurasia, a master of Bansuri flute, plays a soulful, 55-minute rendition of the raga, as well as a shorter Bengali folk song. He is accompanied at times by tanpura and tablas, but for the most part, this is music for solo bamboo flute. The captivating melodies of both songs uplift the mind and provide a sweet focus for meditation and relaxation.