Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chaiti : songs of sultry summer

As we all know, Indian classical music is mostly based on the seasons of the year and even fine tuned to the hour of the day. Chaiti is sung in the month of Chait that falls in March or April as per the Hindu calendar. The Chaiti is a musical form derived from folk songs and its theme mostly revolves around romanticism and mood of love. These are certainly season specific songs. The Chaiti songs, like Kajri, have a place in semi classical form also. Most of the songs have wordings like Ho Rama or Are Rama. The lyrics are normally in the Purabi dialect, spoken in eastern Uttar Pradesh and parts of Bihar.



Rasoolan Bai - Chaiti - Chait Ki Nindiya :  Download








Girija Devi - Chaiti - Raat Hum Dekhli :  Download








Shobha Gurtu - Chaiti - Piya Milan Hum Jaibe :  Download








Channulal Mishra - Chaiti - Sejia Se Saiyan Rooth Gaye :  Download






11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you ever so much; --- My life is happier because of your efforts.

Smart Indian - स्मार्ट इंडियन said...

excellent!

Anonymous said...

excellent collection.how can i listen vidya and rekha surya pkgupta2003@yahoo.co.in

indianraga said...

Rekha Surya is still learning. I could not find any song by her worth posting on this blog.

Anonymous said...

what about vidya shah can you post on this blog please pkgupta2003@yahoo.co.in

indianraga said...

Vidya Shah is more into fusion and chillout music. I could not find anything by her of classical nature.

Anonymous said...

soothing music , it was lovely!!!!

tarun said...

i must thank you for featuring such lovely renditions of classical indian music. My personal favorites are the pieces by Rasoolan Bai. Great work!

Onkar Mishra said...

Would like a few more Chaiti (vocals) if you can help me listen to my childhood memories

Nived Varma said...

THis is great

Anonymous said...

Thank you from Liz in Arizona

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