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Alapana

Renditions with alapanas in the ragas Begada, Mandari & Bhairavi

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Alapana

Renditions with alapanas in the ragas Begada, Mandari & Bhairavi

Alapana is the most abstract of improvisational forms in Carnatic music, with no words or underlying rhythm. It is totally free-form, and hence is able to reflect the gamakas and bring out the raga’s character in the best possible manner. Alapana is an occasional theme where all the songs have a full-fledged alapana preceding them. This edition has alapanas in ragas Begada, Mandari and Bhairavi.

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