Sunday, 13 May 2012
Naadan Hiyra Raga Des, Taal Addha Simple is beautiful! In a few simple words, we can hear a story! The lyrics have a folkish feel and the melody evokes the light mood of Des. What a wonderful raga Des is! It boasts of many bandishes conveying a variety of emotions. And that is why, Des is one of the most loved raga for thumris, bhajans and light classical compositions. Santosh Ghante on harmonium, is the disciple of late Pt Appasaheb Jalgaonkar. A very talented player, he also has authored a book on his Guru, Sur Sakha. Amit Mishra gives the perfect accompaniment on tabla, as always! We recorded this bandish when our two young neices visited us. During the recording, they played badminton outside the studio and after the recording each one of us were playing badminton with them! Thank you for reading and we really value your suggestions on which raga/ bandish you would like us to perform! In Music, Nirali.