New Inspiration

New Inspiration

Incredible music by Begum Parveen Sultana, the Malladi Brothers, Ustad Bahuddin Dagar and Pelva Naik, Kaviraj Singh and Shaswati Mandal Paul

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  • Anupama Bhagwat | Shahana

    Born out of the parent scale Kafi, Raag Shahana is an upper-tetra chord dominant midnight raga that draws its haunting strains from the characteristics of Bhimpalasi and Bageshree. In this video filmed and recorded live at an outdoor location in Bangalore, India, the brilliant sitar exponent Anup...

  • Budhaditya Mukherjee | Hameer

    Shot in an opulent heritage palace in Bawali located about 35 kilometres outside the periphery of Kolkata, this video seeks to bring the intimate ambience of a ‘baithak’ - a private soiree – to audiences. Till the earlier part of the 20th century, Indian classical music was a key element that con...

  • Satyajit Talwalkar | Tabla Solo

    In this beautiful recital from 2010, Satyajit Talwalkar introduces his solo performance with an intricate composition over a 16-beat rhythmic cycle of Teental. Thereafter, he raises the tempo slightly and plays more compositions, embellishing them with tukdas and mohras and executes relas of grea...

  • Ramakant Gaikwad | Thumri

    This beautiful thumri in Mishra Bageshri is a traditional composition that was popularised by Ustad Umeed Ali Khan (1910-1979) and subsequently by his contemporaries like Ustad Nazakat Ali (1928-1984) and Ustad Salamat Ali Khan (1934-2001).

    Ramakant Gaikwad performs this lighter piece live aga...

  • Omkar Dadarkar | Ramkali

    Ramkali is an early morning raga, often associated with Sikh devotional cultures. Many Sikh saints have set 'shabads' (spiritual verses) to the tune of this raga.

    In the sprawling premises of the Bawali Rajbari, the 265-year-old heritage mansion-palace situated 35 kilometres outside of Kolkat...

  • K Bharat Sundar | Sindhu Bhairavi

    This video was shot early morning at the sandstone-carved Tiger Caves in coastal Tamil Nadu. The crisp sound of the tanpura against the chirping birds breaks the early-morning silence to create a tranquil and meditative aura - a perfect setting for the morning raga Sindhu Bhairavi. K Bharat Sunda...

  • Kaushiki Chakraborty - Raag Puriya Kalyan

    Raag Puriya Kalyan combines elements of the late-night raga Puriya in the lower tetra chord with the joyous elements of Kalyan in the upper tetra chord. The glory of Puriya Kalyan’s manifestation lies in the judicious allotment of weightage assigned to both Puriya and Kalyan during its implementa...

  • Shahid Parvez | Mian Ki Todi

    Parvez begins with a serene alap of this morning raga, delineating its contours with expressive embellishments over his murkis and meends of varying weights. From the calming effect of the alap, he traverses towards a stunning jod, combining the technical virtuosity of tantrakari with profound an...

  • Arati Ankalikar Tikekar | Raag Jaunpuri

    Raag Jaunpuri is said to be a creation of King Hussain Shah of the Sharqi dynasty, the Islamic state that ruled northern India between 1394 and 1479. Their capital was Jaunpur, a city that still exists by the same name in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in India. Hussain Shah had christened t...

  • Kadri Gopalnath | Raag Hamsadhwani

    This is the opening piece of Dr. Kadri Gopalnath’s concert from the Darbar Festival 2011. Following old traditions, he begins his performance with a salutation to the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha. This Hindu deity is regarded as the harbinger of good fortune and a remover of obstacles. He gi...

  • Parveen Sultana | Durga Bhajan Bhairavi

    Begum Parveen Sultana gets a standing ovation for her concert at the Darbar festival 2007 after which, upon requests from the audience, she embarks upon this Durga bhajan which has become a favourite of her audiences since years. ‘Bhavani Dayani’ at once brings back nostalgic memories of her rend...