August 9, 2020 Sia presents Bollywood meets ragas!
Generously supported by Udai Jain and Rajeev Daga of Nikash Diamonds
SIA brings you this week: Bada Natkhat Hai Re Krishna Kanaihyan (film Amar Prem, music R.D. Burman), dedicated to the bal (child) Krishna of Yashoda
O Sajana Barkha Bahar Ayee (film Parakh), and its Bengali counterpart Naa Jeo Na (film Naa Jeo Na), is composed by Salil Chaudhury
Both songs are composed in raga Khammaj.
SIA is fortunate to be collaborating on “Bollywood Meets Ragas” with the eminent classical vocalist Padma Shri Pandit Madhup Mudgal, Principal of the renowned Gandharva Mahavidyalya, Delhi. Here is what Madhupji’s student Harini Kapoor has to say about Raga Khammaj and bollywood songs.
Raga Khammaj is a late-night melodic structure with six notes (sa-ga-ma-pa-dha-ni-Sa) in ascent (aarohi) and all seven (Sa komal- ni-dha-pa-ma-ga-re-sa) in descent (avarohi). The raga allows intelligently breaking these rules and is therefore often heard inthumris, horis, dadras, taranas, and of course, in Bollywood numbers!