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Shyama (1999)
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This poem, written by a 16th century mystic poet called Surdas, describes a state of yearning experienced by the young milkmaid Radha for the beautiful Shyama/Krishna. The love of Radha for Krishna, a popular theme in the Indian arts, symbolises the desire of the individual soul for God and is sung here in the thumri style.

Choreography: Rekha Tandon
Music: Pandit Hari Charan Varma
Musical arrangement: Michael Weston
Duration: 7 minutes approx.

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