This thumri in Mishra Bhairavi is an incredible rendition by Begum Parveen Sultana. Beginning on a slow lilt, this romantic piece features the best vocal nuances of Begum Sultana. It is a spellbinding rendition that showcases her Patiala gayaki as well as features the most youthful vibrance that she still exudes on stage.
Performed in 2007, this lighter piece in Mishra Bhairavi is the concluding song sung by her, bringing the three-day festival to a happy end. She augments the romance inherent in the piece with profoundly moving improvisations, creating an intense ambience.
Partha Sarathi Mukherjee picks up the swag of the rhythm intertwined with the lyrics with remarkable precision and aesthetic grace. Chiranjib Chakraborty’s powerful and emotive accompaniment augments the overall performance making it sparkly, powerful and dramatic.
Bhairavi is an early morning raga, however, it is traditionally performed as the concluding piece of a concert in the Hindustani system. This is because it is a very versatile raga and can be portrayed in myriad hues. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia feels that every musician must practice Raag Bhairavi till he/she breathes his last because it is not possible to capture its versatility in a single life-time.
Begum Parveen Sultana (Patiala gharana)
Partha Sarathi Mukherjee (Tabla)
Chiranjib Chakraborty (Harmonium)
Gunwant Dhadyalla (tanpura)
Nina Burmi (Tanpura)
Ranjana Ghatak (tanpura)
Debipriya Das (support)
Thumri, Yaad Sataye Din Rayn Mitwa, Mishra Bhairavi