Great Performances

Breaking Down Classical Indian Music: Raga and Tala

Clip: Season 49 Episode 25 | 5m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

Composer Reena Esmail breaks down the difference between raga and tala in Indian classical music, and how their function compares to scales and rhythms in Western classical music. Host Scott Yoo then gets treated to a performance to illustrate how this works.

Aired: 04/29/22

Rating: NR

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