Publications

SMHI publications are heritage documentation and educational products

DVD, PURAATAN REETAAN IN EVENING RAAGS (scroll down for video excerpts)
   · Keertan program of compositions from the Sikh Guru period
   · Live, at the Sikh Gurdwara San Jose, July 30, 2005
By Bhai Sahib Bhai Avtar Singh Ragi and Jatha
    · 11th generation ragi sahib
    · recognized by Punjabi University, Patiala, as master of old compositions

Heritage Documentation Features
   · Medieval melody - Moosay ki vaar ki dhooni
   · Traditional way of starting Sikh music session - shaan, manglacharan
   · Traditional Sikh instruments - taus and jori
   · Raags distinct to the Sikh tradition - Maajh, Aasa
   · Raags preserved in the Sikh tradition - Kaanra (pre-darbari), Vadhans
   · Taals not prevalent any more in other vocal traditions - punjtaal

Educational Features
   · Explanatory commentary in English
   · Power point slides
   · Bilingual subtitles of
      · commentary
      · shabad, transliteration and translation
   · Accompanying bilingual booklet with raag and taal structure

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Accompanying booklet front and back covers
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Booklet inside view (click on image to enlarge)

    · Digitally mastered
    · Dolby Digital sound
    · Subtitles in Punjabi/Gurmukhi & English
    · All region DVD
    · $15, inclusive of taxes, plus shipping and handling

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Watch short video excerpts of the DVD