AUGUST 9, 2020 SIA PRESENTS BOLLYWOOD MEETS RAGAS!
Generously supported by Udai Jain and Rajeev Daga of Nikash Diamond
SIA brings you this week raga Bhairavi. If there is one raga even the uninitiated has heard of, it is Bhairavi!
We thought we will bring you Bhairavi in the memorable Jagjit Singh concert presented in Mumbai in 2001 in celebration of his 60th birthday.
Jagjit Singh is accompanied on tabla by Abinav Upadhayay, Surendra Sharma on Santoor, Deepak Pandit on Violin, Arshad Ahmed on guitar, Akhlaq Hussain Warsi on harmonium, and Santosh Gaud on dholak. We thank Abhinav Upadhyaya for reminiscing the concert.
SIA thanks Harini Kapoor, student of Pandit Madhup Mudgal, for concise description of the raga. The textbook Bhairavi ascends and descends with all seven notes, keeping re, ga, dha, and ni komal, and ma shudh, both ways. In practice, all twelve notes of the octave are used depending on the composition and the elaboration. Click on the links below to enjoy the song!