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Alapana

Renditions with alapanas in the ragas Purvikalyani, Sarasangi and Hindolam.

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Alapana

Renditions with alapanas in the ragas Purvikalyani, Sarasangi and Hindolam.

Alapana is the most abstract of improvisational forms in Carnatic music, with no words or underlying rhythm. It is totally free-form and each alapana has an individual character since the creativity and felicity of the particular voice or instrument as the case may be, determines its form. Alapana is an occasional theme where all the songs have a full-fledged alapana preceding them. This edition has alapanas in ragas Purvikalyani, Sarasangi and Hindolam.

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