The Biryani Boys are Mustafa Bhagat and David Freeman. Their mission is to preserve and promote the Indian classical music tradition and provide safe passage into the contemporary landscape.
Mustafa Bhagat is a musician, composer
and filmmaker based in New Paltz, NY.
Mustafa plays the sitar in the style of the Vishnupur Gharana under the guidance of Pandit Manilal Nag and Mita Nag of Kolktata, India and Prasanna Kumar of Impal, India.
David Freeman is a percussionist, composer
and educator based in Brooklyn.
David plays the tabla in the Farukkhabad tradition under the guidance of Ustad Shabbir Nisar of Hyderabad, India, and Prasanna Kumar of Impal, India.
Gathering Music: The Biryani Boys, Mustafa Bhaghat, sitar; David Freeman, percussion
Raga Hamsadhwani in Teental
An Introduction to the Inspiration for Raga music.
Raga Bhimpalasi in Teen Tal
Raga Kafi in Rupak
Raga Kafi in Bhajan
Charukeshi in Chartal ki Sawari
Gujuri Todi in TeenTal