Sunday, 10 March 2013

Hindustani and Fusion- Whats the difference?

Dearest Friends,
Apologies for taking so long to upload a video here and thank you for being so patient,waiting for new music.

A year and a half ago, Shankar did a rearrangement of this timeless 'bandish', it turned out to be a successful attempt in creating a fusion piece!
A fusion piece is usually structured, each musician has his/her own part fixed, more in the lines of a film song. Whereas a classical rendition of the same Song/Bandish is a spontaneous overflow of the Raga. The only structured part is the four lines that comprises of the song, rest of it is improvised, depending on variety of factors. Although the melody remains the same, one song can be performed in different ways in Hindustani Music whereas there is a limited scope for improvising in Fusion Songs. Each one has it's own individual charm and appeals to different set of audiences. There are listeners who appreciate both the forms!

Bhimpalasi is a late afternoon Raga, deep and serious in demeanor yet sweet and soothing to the heart! Pt Jasraj, Pta Kishori Amonkar and Pt Rajan and Sajan Mishra have weaved magic through their renditions of the Raga, each one depicts the beauty of the Raga in her/his own signature style..

This is a genuine promise, wont take so long for new music :)
In Music,


  1. निराली जी, आपके कई गीतों को यू-ट्यूब के जरिये सुना | बहुत ही अच्छा लगा , इन प्रस्तुतियों के लिये बहुत-बहुत बधाई......

  2. Hi Nirali,
    I am very inspired by your dedication to your art as well as your initiative in finding ways to put this art out there.
    I'm working on a play in New York which includes stories about classical indian music. The characters are musicians or affiliated to musicians , I want to show the world through their perspective, their struggle, love and faith in the art. Hope we can talk sometime soon. Play will be shown at TAMASHA festival Sept 26 - Oct 2.