Hindustani sangeet - North Indian classical Music. Hindusthani sangit - music of south Asia - World Music.

Robert Goldman - Bansuri Flute Player

Elements of rag (raag, raga) and tal(tala, taal) are its base. Applied to Folk Rock and progressive jazz.

The wind in the trees, the sound of the sea, the summer’s heat, the darkness of evening, the joy of the morning. Music is in all of these things.

Robert Goldman has been studying the flute for the past 15 years. His experience ranges from solo Jazz work, classical chamber music, and folk rock projects. Already conversant with western classical and jazz flute, he became fascinated with traditional music of India in 1993 after listening to recordings of the late Pt. Pannalal Ghosh. His first teacher of Indian Classical Music was Chandrakantha Courtney, a well known Vocalist in Houston. Later he studied Bansuri from Radha Prasad, who now lives in California. Mr. Goldman has given numerous Indian Music performances including solo and accompanying work. He also continues to enjoy western music. He is featured on the CD “The Realm of Raga Rock”. He teaches both western flute (Boehm System) and Indian (Bansuri) flute.

You can reach Mr. Goldman by e-mail at flute@ragarock.com


Mr. Goldman has recently recorded a CD with Gus Buzbee, David Courtney and Chandrakantha Courtney called

The Realm of Raga Rock

Some other points of interest:

Music of India

"Realm of Gus Buzbee"

"Shakuhachi.com - Flutes, Books, etc. for Sale."