INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: When Keharwa Met Roopak


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When Keharwa Met Roopak Mar 12, 2004 10:50 a.m.

The scenario is this. The composition is set to Roopak. Everything sounds familiar - the khali at sum, the beautiful asymmetry of the first and second halves of the theka, the buildup and release of tension at sum, etc.etc. Upon return to the sthayee, you as a listener are one confused fellow because a part of you thinks what the hell is this - a keharwa laggi in Roopak ? But then, how is it fitting so nicely ? And just before you shift your mental gears from enjoyment to analysis, its back to Tin Tin Na, Dhin Na Dhin Na.

This is the premise of When Keharwa met Roopak - maybe common knowledge to others but was sort of a Eureka moment for me so I'll share it.

The players -

Dhage Nati Nake Dhina

Keharwa Laggi
DhiNa NaNa TinNa DhaNa

Roopak Theka
Tin Tin Na Dhin Na Dhin Na

The combo-laggi :

Dhage Nati Nake DhiNa NaNa TinNa DhaNa
(play for a a few avartans and then)

Dhage Nati Nake DhiNaNa DhiNaNa DhiNa/
Tin Tin Na, ....

Hope you enjoy it,


Re:When Keharwa Met Roopak Mar 12, 2004 11:44 a.m.

Looks good on paper - can't wait to go home and try it.
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