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Mandolin Mondays #222 w/ Special Guest Mandolin Rajesh

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This week on Mandolin Mondays Mandolin Rajesh, one of the premier mandolinist of India, graces us with a beautiful improvisation over his brother U. Shrinivas' composition with his custom 5-string electric mandolin.



Uppalapu Rajesh aka "Mandolin Rajesh" is an Indian mandolin player in Carnatic classical music, a music producer and a composer. He is one of the most sought after classical artists currently in India, having played with nearly all of the top musical stars in both north and south India and recorded over a dozen albums. He is the younger brother of U. Shrinivas, the notable mandolin player in Carnatic classical music in India.

He and his brother have performed in concerts together, and have released musical albums together. Rajesh is one of the directors of the music school, Shrinivas Institute of World Music (SIOWM), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which is providing free musical tuition to the students.

Here's a word from Rajesh about this video, "The mandolin I play is a 5 strings electric which was designed specifically for playing Indian classical music by my brother U Shrinivas . He was the first person to adapt this instrument in to the South Indian classical music. The song name is 'Samjanitha' written by U Shrinivas but I improvised it."

Be sure to connect with Mandolin Rajesh at the following links below for more information about his music:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/categ...7316540383863/
https://www.instagram.com/mandolinrajesh/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEz...AUPZ1GRb9F-FcQ
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U._Rajesh

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Mandolin Rajesh. Happy to have your beautiful music here!
  2. Denny Gies's Avatar
    Pretty cool, thanks.
  3. Tom Haywood's Avatar
    Very nice!
  4. MontanaMatt's Avatar
    That is cool! I count 6 strings...
    After closer inspection, I only see 5 string at the nut.
    Updated Apr-06-2020 at 11:44am by MontanaMatt
  5. Alfons's Avatar
    Very enjoyable music - thanks for sharing it with us!
  6. ccravens's Avatar
    So great!

    Thanks!
  7. Greg Schochet's Avatar
    Beautiful!