Saturday, February 21, 2009

Anokha Ladla : Raga Darbari's favourite Kid

Raga Darbari Kanada has very often been described as the King of all Ragas and also, the Raga of the Kings. Here listen to a very famous Khayal 'Anokha Ladla' sung by various artists at different times and also in different styles. Some say it is a song on Lord Ram's childhood, 'anokha ladla khelan ko mange chanda' as in the Ramayana. The song was immortalised when Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan presented it in his own inimitable style. Bade Ghulam Ali Khan was the renaissance man of hindustani classical music. He was one of the few artists who among themselves saw the transition of classical music from the courts of the kings to the common man.

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan :  (Download)

Nazakat & Salamat Ali Khan :  (Download)

Vilayat Khan (Sings as he plays the Sitar) :  (Download)

Balqees Khanum (Semi Classical) :  (Download)

Shahida Minni (Semi Classical) :  (Download)

Tina Sani (Semi Classical) :  (Download)

It is interesting and almost amusing to note how artists have improvised upon the song according to the need and occasion without allowing the basic raga structure to go haywire.

Comments are welcome.


Anonymous said...

This is awesome .... Thanks Indian raga .... by the way is there any chance of posting a few compositions by Kumar Gandharva??

indianraga said...

Of course I will post some music of Kumar Gandharva one day.

Sydhwaney said...

Guptaji Shahida Minni's voice is awesome. Thank you. Sumi

Anonymous said...

Hi Indian raga,
All the compositions are too good ... Great !!
Can you post a few songs of Wadali brothers?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've 'ANOKHA LAADLA', sung by Khaleed Waheed. How can I upload it here along with other versions, if you approve it? Pl. guide me at my Email ID -


Manoshi said...

great work!

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Nandkishor Joshi said...

I can't express my feelings that how much I have enjoyed this my favorit song by various USTADAS and in their evolution of their heart's status. I will never be able to explain my thanks to you fellows.
Nandkishor Joshi

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your efforts. This is amazing. You have collected so many renditions at on page. god bless you!!

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