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Raga Kedar / Rahimuddin Dagar

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Recording of Rahimuddin Dagar singing Raga Kedar – Brief Alap followed by the Dhamar “maana taja de ri aali aayo hai phaaguna maas’. (1950’s 6mins 37 secs)

Rahimuddin Dagar probably had the greatest mastery over the difficult voice technique of the Dagars among all who were recorded. Notice the effortless use of changing resonances in the voice. The Dhamar lyrics enjoin a beautiful maiden ( Radha?) to leave her reticence and join the revelry of holi. Notice the feeling of supplication in the words “maana taja” and the commanding tone of the “de’ while coming to the first beat – the sam.

Check these CDs and DVDs  of Dhrupad on Cdbaby–  Miya Ki Malhar Abhogi and LalitYaman and Malkauns

Photo from http://www.dhrupad.info/rahimuddin.htm where you will also find a brief biography of this maestro. An insightful account of Rahimuddin Dagar’s music has been given by S.K. Chaubey in his book ‘Musicians I have Met (1958)’ – Ustad Rahimuddin Khan by S.K. Chaubey
Recording from the personal archives of Ashish Sankrityayan

Written by dhrupad1234

February 10, 2008 at 11:44 am

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  1. Simply extra-ordinary.

    Many thanks for sharing with us.


    August 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

  2. Thank you so much! Enchanting! Mesmerizing! Kedar raga and in dhrupad style ! Beautiful!


    September 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm

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