Raag Kafi

Swar Notations

Swaras Gandhar and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna-Sampurna
Thaat Kafi
Vadi/Samvadi Pancham/Shadj
Time (9 PM - 12 Night): 2nd Prahar of the Night: Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S P - S' P R
Mukhya-Ang g R ; m P ; m P D P ; D n S' ; n D P
Aaroh-Avroh S R g m P D n S' - S' n D P m g R S

Raag Description: This is also referred to as the Bhairavi of night. Both Shuddha Nishad & Gandhar are occasionally used. The atmosphere created is most suitable for both types of Shringar (Separation & Union) and hence many Thumri & Hori compositions are sung in this Raag. The following illustrations are very helpful in heightening the impact of this sweet melody:

DP mP mP g R ; Rg mP Rg R ; n D P m g R ; n D ; m P D n P D S' ; S' n D P M P D P g R ; P m g R m g R S;


Listen to Raag Kafi: Following bandishen are taken from the book "Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen Vol I" written by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'. The book contains 285 Bandishen from 31 Raags and an Audio CD. To buy the book, please contact us. All bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.

 

1
Bada Khyal - Sadra: Mori Binti Maan Le
Taal: Jhaptal Vilambit
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
2
Jhoola: Jhulat Nand Kishor Gopi Sang
Taal: Trital Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Krishna - Jhoola
3
Thumri: Tanarang Maanat Nahi Re
Taal: Chanchar Drut
Theme: Roothna Manana
4
Hori: Khelat Aaj Mose Hori
Taal: Trital Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
5
Hori: Murli Mukh Par Biraje
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
6
Hori: Ab Kaisi Dhoom Machai Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
7
Chota Khyal: Madhu Bansuri Neeki Bajayi
Taal: Trital Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon ki Vyakulta
8
Chota Khyal: Nithuwa Mane Nahi Aaj Sakhi
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
9
Chota Khyal: Phooli Raat Rani Madbhari
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Beauty of Nature
10
Chota Khyal: Chaai Hai Manjari
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Spring Season
11
Chota Khyal: Guman Kare Gori Brikhbhan Kishori Radha
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Radha
12
Chota Khyal: Man Mohan Hamsan Bol Bol
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon ki Vyakulta
13
Sargam: Ga Re Ni Sa Re Ga Sa Re Pa
Taal: Trital Drut


Hori in Raag Kafi By Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'. Accompanying him is Shri Prakash V. Ringe.
Hori: Aaj Khelo Shyam Sang Hori Taal: Trital