Interview with Mahadev Cometo
Les écoutes magnétiques, Oct 10, 2017, 18h
Nomade à la rencontre de Mahadev Cometo, rockeur et joueur de sitar, à Marly.
Interview by Yves Bron.
Mahadev Cometo presenting his journey to India – and back to Marly.
Talking about his personal and musical evolution, about yoga or the making of his sitar in Varanasi (powered by sympathetic strings!) and, of course, presenting his new album « Freedom ».
Mahadev start @56:49
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Interview with Mahadev Cometo, only:
« A sitar can have 18, 19, 20, or 21 strings. Six or seven of these are played strings which run over curved, raised frets, and the remainder are sympathetic strings (tarb, also known as taarif or tarafdaar) which run underneath the frets and resonate in sympathy with the played strings. The frets are movable, allowing fine tuning… », – Wikipedia
Mahadev Cometo – Made in India
One topic in the interview was about the book Mahadev Cometo – «Made in India». Below, pics from the book showing Mahadev’s sitar guru, Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami and Rajaneesh Tiwari teaching tabla at Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi).