Afternoon Ragas

Afternoon Ragas

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  • Veena Sahasrabuddhe | Shudh Sarang

    Veena Sahasrabuddha sings an incredible version of Shudh Sarang, stirring up the sweet and rustic mood of this beautiful early afternoon raga. Building highways through the phrases, she illuminates the teevra madhyam (sharp 4th) with intense evocativeness, establishing the framework of the raga i...

  • Sameehan Kashalker | Raag Basant

    Basant means ‘spring’, the season of hope, rejuvenation and mirth. Apart from being a seasonal raga that conveys these emotions, Basant is also associated with love and romance that inevitably arouses feelings of longing, pain and devotion.

    Sameehan Kashalkar’s stunning performance of Raag Bas...

  • Pandit Venkatesh Kumar | Durga

    Pandit Venkatesh Kumar holds a Doctoral degree in Indian classical music from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, one of the most austere institutions of Indian classical music in India. He has authored a text book that has been made a part of the academic syllabus of colleges running under the aegis of...

  • Niladri Kumar & Pandit Subhankar Banerjee - Raag Bhimpalasi

    Watch this superb Raag Bhimpalasi from the 2016 Darbar Festival with superb accompaniment from Pandit Subhankar Banerjee

  • Alam Khan | Bhimpalasi

    Alam Khan’s portrayal of Raag Bhimpalasi takes an unassuming quality with the serene tonality of his sarod and the confident cadence of his introductory phrases.

    He explores the lower octave with sustained notes, delineating a haunting and sweet portrait of the melody. Gradually, he approaches ...

  • Pandit Venkatesh Kumar | Multani

    Pandit Venkatesh Kumar holds a Doctoral degree in Indian classical music from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, one of the most austere institutions of Indian classical music in India. He has authored a text book that has been made a part of the academic syllabus of colleges running under the aegis of...

  • S3 EP2 Pandit Kushal Das

    Das bridges the different styles of the Senia Maihar and Etawah gharanas providing a unique hybrid style. His rendering the popular afternoon Raag Bhimpalasi reflects his intense use of phrases interwoven to the strict raga framework which comes to a steady climax through speed and dexterity of t...

  • Pandit Venkatesh Kumar | Patdeep

    Pandit Venkatesh Kumar gives a majestic and outstanding performance of Raag Patdeep in this clip, extracted from his first UK and international debut performance at Darbar Festival in London. His gayaki blends motley of schools ranging from Gwalior to Kirana and Patiala. This is a concert that le...

  • S2 EP7 Rupak Kulkarni

    Kulkarni’s methodical exposition of Bhimpalasi is exceptional and haunting. He layers the alap, jod and jhala with intricate bends and finesse, concluding with Tilang which is packed with sweet microtonal nuances of the raga. In a short and sweet conversation, he also explains how the bamboo flut...

  • S4 EP2 Uday Bhawalkar

    Bhawalkar’s exploration of Bhimpalasi is intense. He plunges into the lower notes and glides to the higher notes during the alap and jod, discovering intricate patterns at the end of each phrase. The melody is developed through jhala in a leisurely manner, touching both the octaves and packing it...

  • S2 EP4 Ganesh & Kumaresh

    In a captivating and soulful duet, the violin brothers perform Abheri with profound deftness and powerful camaraderie. Their alapana is grounded, building an electric tanam with stunning percussive innovations on the violin. The pallavi is detailed with improvisations revealing diverse dimensions...

  • S9 EP2 Shuba Mudgal

    S9 EP2 Shuba Mudgal

  • S7 EP1 Niladri Kumar

    S7 EP1 Niladri Kumar featuring maverick musician Niladri Kumar (sitar) is accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee (tabla) at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. He performs Raag Bhimpalasi

  • Sabir Khan and Momin Khan - Raag Bhimpalasi

    A soothing Bhimpalasi by 2 emerging talents from India played gorgeously on the sarangi

  • Kaushiki Chakraborty | Bhimpalasi

    Satyajit Talwalker (tabla) and Milind Kulkarni (harmonium)

  • Indrani Mukherjee | Raag Multani

    Indrani Mukherjee holds the tradition of the Kirana-Rampur gharana and thumri in Purab Ang. Mukherjee performs Raag Multani in the afternoon on location in the village of Bawali, West Bengal as locals watch on her performance with amazement.

    Multani is a popular afternoon raga. It draws from To...

  • Meeta Pandit | Raag Multani

    Raag Multaani by Meeta Pandit, who is one of the youngest and undisputed exponents of the Gwalior style or Gharana of North Indian Classical vocal music. In this video, Meeta elaborates Raag Multaani through a Bandish (composition) adhering to the structure of Gwalior Gayaki (style) with authenti...