Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Basant - Mallika Pukhraj and Tahira Syed

An extraordinary piece based on Raag Basant, a simple beat and two brilliant singers


Anonymous said...


yes this is a beautiful ecample. By the way, do you have any information about Malika pukhraj. Or old recordings for that matter? I was listening to a ghazal - taskeen ko hum na - recorded by AIR. It was fantastic!

Besides is raag bahar the same as basant? Here's a great example in K.L. Saigal's Tansen (1942):

Why don't films use such beautiful music these days?

Vasudev Murthy said...

There is only a single thread of Basant here, by the way.

Its otherwise a medley of different Raags.

Basant and Bahar are different Raags, but they can come together very brilliantly as Basant Bahar, a horribly difficult but lovely Raag.

Anonymous said...

I have read you blog for your music comments, actually you renjoyment of music ever since you started . Very nice and informative. But can u find a piece, a Punjabi geet, called: na chaandi jai na sney jai peetal pari parat mennu tarti kali kara dey main nachan sari raat. Maybe by Tahira alone

Vasudev Murthy said...

Unfortunately I do not know much about Malika or Tahire, so I could not say. I shall look around though.