Our dear friend Pandit Binay Pathak dropped in on us recently and we shared a wonderful afternoon of music and conversation. We were speaking of the nuances in the raga - Darbari Kannada; Binay instantly started singing Alap as I accompanied him. Keshava also joined in on tabla. Gopika felt the magic and took a couple of quick videos that I put together here.
Binay Pathak is an extraordinary musician who has performed around the globe with many of India's great Classical musicians. His father and guru was the Sitar legendary Pandit Balram Pathak.
Pandit Binay Pathak is also the founder of the Sohini Sangeet Music Academy in Sacramento California.