Colours of a Raga

Ananda Bhairavi - Part 1

An ancient raga with folk origins. Part 1 of a two-hour programme.

0:54:08
RJ: Mangala

Ananda Bhairavi - Part 1

An ancient raga with folk origins. Part 1 of a two-hour programme.

This raga combines the sweetness of a folk melody and the richness of a classical raga. The raga has three anya swaras, or foreign notes, which are not part of its main scale. This adds an interesting dimension to the melody. What is also interesting is that these anya swaras were used by composer Syama Sastri and not the other two members of the trinity – Tyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar. This focus on Raga Anandabhairavi is in two parts. This is the first part and it has detailed information about the raga apart from, of course, songs in the raga.

Songs in this Program