Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Holi : Five Shades

Holi is one of India's most vibrant and fun-filled festivals and it has a unique style and form in each part of the country that is reflected in the music that is associated with the festival. The musical forms associated with Holi vary from region to region as one travels from the north-west to extreme east of the country, down to the southern region. Primarily though, the compositions are based on the mythological references and tales from folklore.



Abida Parveen - Holi Khelan Aaya Piya :  (Download)








Shobha Gurtu - Aaj Biraj Mein Holi Hai Rasiya :  (Download)








Channulal Mishra - Rang Darungi :  (Download)








HoRi is the most popular type of Dhrupad sung on the festival of Holi. The compositions here describe the spring season. These compositions are mainly based on the love pranks of Krishna and Radha. Interestingly it has both classical as well as semi-classical connections. Horis sung as a concluding portion of a Dhrupad recital are classical in nature as well as treatment. Those Horis, which are sung in semi-classical form, are in ragas like Khamaj, Kafi etc. Significantly, these horis are also set to a tala of 14 beats called Deepchandi.

Girija Devi - Udat Abir Gulal :  (Download)








Girija Devi - Ankhan Bharat Gulal :  (Download)








Comments are welcome.

P.S : I did not find the Abida Parveen song anywhere else on the web, so I presume it is a rare one.

Enjoy !!

18 comments:

Ghazala. said...

@Indianraga thanks for sharing some rare Horis. I'd like to make a farmaish :-)
Hab=ve been looking for Raag Nand by Arati Ankalikar, if you have it could you please send it to me by email
Thanking you in anticipation,
Ghazala

Anonymous said...

You are indeed right about Begum Abida Parveen audio files. If you are interested in a trasure trove of her video's though, kindly contact me on ajit_59@dataone.in and I will guide you as to where from to obtain.

Best Regards.

Ajit

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these holi compositions. Can you please let me know any source for Vasant rao deshpande's songs?

indianraga said...

Some of the recordings of Vasantrao Deshpande are available on http://sarangi.info in .wma format.

Parul said...

aapkey blog pe bada sukuun hai..thx

indianraga said...

@ पारुल
सुन कर मन आनंदित हुआ. आपके सुकून में ही मेरा सुकून है.

blogmaster said...

Best collection of Holi information and songs visit Holi SMS for more hindi holi sms and holi wallpapers.

hemang said...

it was pleasure to hear all nice raagas -hemang

सागर नाहर said...

इस पोस्ट के गीत बहुत ही लाजवाब हैं, सुनकर बहुत आनन्द आया और इसलिये इस पोस्ट की चर्चा मैने यहाँ की है।
गीत-संगीत के चिट्ठों की चर्चा
आशा है आपको पसन्द आयेगी।

सागर नाहर said...

अरे वाह, मैने संयोग से इस पर क्लिक किया और नीचे नजर पड़ी तो पता चला कि मैं आपके ब्लॉग का 100001 वां मुलाकाती हूं।
:)

Anonymous said...

I am requesting you to upload "Kishori Amonkar - Mharo pranam Banke Bihari" Please!

Anonymous said...

plz provide a link to download on system and listen the such a nice collection
offline also

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Nikhil Shah said...

What a wonderful collection ! Thanks for enriching our lives. Pranam,Nikhil Shah (nikhil@asknikhil.com)

सुशील कृष्ण गोरे said...

विस्मयकारी........दिव्य....

सुशील कृष्ण गोरे said...

Heavenly...........And))))))))))incredible....

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