This Album 'Pravah' (the continued flow of a stream)presents two popular ragas of the Indian classical musical traditions - Miyan ki Malhar and Shree. The rendition confirms to the Gwalior gharana style.
Miyan Ki Malhar is a seasonal raga, sung during the monsoons or rains in India. The two compositions performed in this Raga are 'Kareem Naam tero' in vilambit Ektaal, a slow 12 beat cycle and 'Sumar Naam Ko' in drut Teentaal, a fast 16 beat cycle. The accompanists - Sanjoy Adhikari on tabla, Sarwar Hussain on sarangi, Gaurav Chatterjee on harmonium.
This rendition of Shree is a live performance recording from the ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Bangalore, March 2009. Shree is an evening melody. Three compositions include 'Saanjh Bhayi' in vilambit tilwada (slow 16 beats), 'Eri Hoon toh' in madhyalaya Teental (medium tempo 16 beats) and a tarana in drut teental (fast 16 beats). The tarana is a unique type of composition that does uses abstract poetic sounds as lyrics. This Tarana is composed by the artiste himself. The accompanists - Gurumurthy Vaidya on tabla and Sarwar Hussain on sarangi.