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DHAMMAR

OLD FORM OF SINGING

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Dhammar is a very old style of singing.  The name is also applied to instrumental renditions of the same.  It has many similarities to dhrupad.  The major difference is that it is slightly more romantic.  Themes of dhammar typically revolve around Krishna and the Holi festival.  In fact the dhammar is often called "hori" (holi).  It is typically performed in dhammar tal of 14 beats.  Dhammar, like its cousin the dhrupad, is rarely heard today.

 

Instruments Used In The Dhammar

 

Other Indian Vocal Forms

 

 


 

Selected Video

Ustad Rashid Khan, Raag Desh

 

Moonsoon Raga

 

Dhrupad Alap Lalit Ashish Sankrityayan Udhav Shinde 2/3

 

Dhrupad Dhamar Lalit Ashish Sankrityayan Udhav Shinde 3/3

 

Nirmalya Dey, Raag Desh

 

Ramprapanna Bhattacharya (Sitar) - Raag Desh

 

Des Raag By Pt.Babulal Gandharva ,The Inventor Of Belabaharr

 

Raga Des

 

Raga Desh

 

Sangeetpedia: Raga Desh

 

Rohan Dasgupta, Raag Desh, Roopak Taal, Drut Teentaal

 

Meeta Pandit - Raag Desh [excerpt]

 

surbahar- raag Des

 

Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, Raag Desh, drut teentaal

 

Ustad Rafique Khan & Pt. Praveen Godkhindi - Raag Des-01

 

Ustad Rafique Khan & Pt. Praveen Godkhindi - Raag Des-02

 

 


 

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