Transplanting the Hindustani Classical Music Tradition

In 1965 Mrs. Paranjape met Dr. Regula Burckhardt Qureshi, a cellist in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, who had discovered Hindustani music in Lucknow (India) and wanted to continue her study of ragas and the bowed sarangi. "Mrs Paranjape became my guide and lifeline to learning raga music," says Regula, adding, "I was a rank beginner, and she was so accomplished and patient—I was very lucky to find a guru in Edmonton." Wasanti, in turn, was looking for a scholar who could teach her about Western music: "We became good friends. Regula used to help me understand Western classical music, and I was teaching her Indian classical music, and she also started to accompany me on sarangi whenever we got a chance to perform." Mrs. Paranjape later also attended music history and ethnomusicology courses, which Dr. Qureshi taught at the University of Alberta.
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