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Alapana

Renditions with alapanas in ragas Begada, Hindolam and Simhendra Madhyamam.

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Alapana

Renditions with alapanas in ragas Begada, Hindolam and Simhendra Madhyamam.

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 and songs in ragas Begada, Hindolam and Simhendra Madhyamam.

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