Sunday, March 29, 2009

Songs of the Divas

Last century saw a distinct shift for women singers of hindustani classical music. From being the preserve of the bais and courtesans in the past, it gradually grew into an honorable profession to the young girls and women of respectable families. Women singers of today are not only admired, but seen with awe, and rightly so. Women classical singers in fact, never had it so good.

With this post I begin a new mini series of songs by some of our great women singers, each one a Diva in her own right.

Kishori Amonkar - Loor Sarang - Rasiyo Bulaye :  (Download)

Shobha Gurtu - Sindhi Bhairavi - Humari Atariya Pe :  (Download)

Girija Devi - Bhairavi Thumri - Babul Mora :  (Download)

Prabha Atre - Maru Behag - Jagoon Main Sari Raina :  (Download)

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