RAG KAFI

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Ragmala Painting of Kafi (17th century)

Ragmala Painting of Kafi (17th century)

Description

Rag Kafi is the primary rag in Kafi That.  There are many popular film songs in Kafi rag including "Biraj Me, Holi Khelat Nand Lal".  It is a sampurna-sampurna rag that is very straightforward in its execution.

As is typical of the highly problematic vadi / samvadi theory, there is disagreement concerning the vadi and the samvadi.  Some suggest that the vadi and the samvadi are Pa and Sa respectively.  However, many are of the opinion that it should be Ga for the Vadi and Ni for the samvadi.

Its characteristics are shown below.

Arohana

Ascending structure for Rag Kafi
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)

Avarohana

Descending structure of Rag Kafi
(general discussion of avarohana)

Jati

Sampurna - Sampurna - (general discussion of jati)

Time

Evening - (general discussion of time and rag)

That

Kafi That - (general discussion of that)

Drone

Sa - Pa - (general discussion of drone)

For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"

 


 

Selected Video

ustad usman khan moirans concert, france 2006 # 01

 

Mishra Kafi Jan 2008 - Part 1

 

Mishra Kafi Jan 2008 - Part 2

 


Firoz Dastoor - Raag Kafi

 

Edgard Silva e Krucis tocam "Raga kafi em dadra" no M�o na Massa

 

Raga Kafi Bansuri Bass E Tonic

 

Tappa Raag Kafi Sunanda Sharma Hindustani Classical Vocalist

 

 

 

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