Four Songs : my Choice 4

Yet another installment of a few songs of my choice :

Channulal Mishra – Raga Maru Bihag :  (Download)

Kaushiki Chakrabarty – Raga Pilu Thumri :  (Download)

Rashid Khan – Raga Jaijaiwanti :  (Download)

Sawani Shende – Raga Durga :  (Download)

.. more songs of my Choice »

QUIZ : Give me the names of the male and female singers and the name of the Album/Film, and I will send you this rare song + a bestseller e-book (in Microsoft Reader .lit format) by email. Answer the questions in the comments to this post, and please don’t forget to mention your email address.

Quiz Song : 4

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Rajasthan : Tunes of the Dunes

The most unique offering of Rajasthan is the majestic sand dunes in the Thar desert. Set against the blue sky, the wind shaped dunes gives a magical view. The picturesque dunes in the desert are the accumulation of windblown sand marks and one of nature’s most interesting and beautiful phenomena. The sand dunes keep changing colors and shapes every minute.

The shimmering sands and contoured desolation of the Thar Desert have cradled for centuries, the old folk tradition of the people of Rajasthan. The brightness of the daily life, the legends of its heroism and romance are all captured in the vibrant and evocative music of this desert land. Folk music of Rajasthan, which is rich, evocative, heroic, plaintive and joyful, comes from a tradition that is old and undisturbed.

Kesariyo Hazari :  (Download)

Moriya Aachho Bolyo :  (Download)

Gorbandh :  (Download)

In Rajasthan the folk instruments have developed according to regional settings and environment. Some folk instruments are hundreds of years old in style and are comparable to the classical music instruments in quality of music. Every instrument is still made and played according to same tradition and passion.

String instruments like Sarangi, Rawanhatha, Kamaycha and Bhapang add haunting melody to the music. Percussion instrument like Dholak, Nagara, Chang and Dhap add the rhythmic beat to joyous music. A variety of wind instruments complete the multitude of folk instruments which include, Algoja, Satara, Murla, Nad, Poongi and Shehnai. And then there are instruments like Kartaal or Morchang that are unique additions to the great repository of folk instruments as they are unlike any instruments found anywhere in the world.

Panihari :  (Download)

Ghoomar :  (Download)

Rupido :  (Download)

Rumal :  (Download)

The vast array of Rajasthani folk instruments are made ingeniously from a variety of materials. Shells of dried gourds of all shapes and sizes are used for making string instruments, stems or bamboo segments for flutes and baked clay pots for drums. Conch shells are blown to produce full, resonant sounds, sticks create rasping rhythms and ghungroos (brass bells) jingle on waists and ankles.

.. more Tunes of the Dunes coming soon.

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Four Random Songs 4

Four songs that I picked up from here and there, while surfing the web :

Ashwini Bhide – Malaniya Layi :  (Download)

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Thumri Pahadi Live (Rare) :  (Download)

Bhimsen Joshi – Piya To Manat Nahi :  (Download)

Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik – Chhai Ghata Ghanghor :  (Download)

.. more Random Songs »

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Songs of the Divas 3

Once again, here are a few songs from four of the finest hindustani classical music divas of our time :

Lakshmi Shankar – Na Jao Sainya Pardes :  (Download)

Padma Talwalkar – Ka Karoon Sajni :  (Download)

Parween Sultana – Ja Ja Re Kagawa :  (Download)

Shruti Sadolikar – Sakhi Boond Achanak Laagi :  (Download)

.. more Songs of the Divas »

Point to ponder : When a male musician is Muslim he is an Ustad, if Hindu he is a Pandit. Ever wondered why such titles are not conferred to women classical artists ?

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Songs of the Monsoon

The monsoon is knocking at our doorstep. While the southern part of India is already drenched with heavy rainfall, the northern part of the country still awaits the sweet smell, that emanates from the first drop of rain falling on the sun baked earth. The rains have always been unpredictable, the science of meteorology notwithstanding. However, some things have remained steadfast down the centuries, and one of these is India’s concept of monsoon music. Ragas that bring out the romance of rain are a part of our heritage.

Sanjeev Abhyankar – Barkha Ritu Aayi :  (Download)

Ashwini Bhide – Jhamak Jhuki Aayi Badariya :  (Download)

Channulal Mishra – Sawan Jhar Lagela :  (Download)

Ajay Pohankar – Garaje Ghata Ghan :  (Download)

QUIZ : Give me the names of the male and female singers and the name of the Album/Film, and I will send you this rare song + a bestseller e-book (in Microsoft Reader .lit format) by email. Answer the questions in the comments to this post, and please don’t forget to mention your email address.

Quiz Song : 3

Comments are welcome.

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