Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar’s ‘Ragas Abhogi & Vardhani’ Is a Deep Journey

The late Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar performed slow, unraveling ragas on the rudra veena, a classical, low-register, double-gourd instrument that was eventually supplanted in popularity by the bass sitar. Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley – an enthusiast of both raw bootlegs and drones of all shapes – has

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