Colours of a Raga

Hamirkalyani

A lilting raga with a languid air, borrowed from Hindustani music.

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Hamirkalyani

A lilting raga with a languid air, borrowed from Hindustani music.

Hamir Kalyani, like Behag, Hindustani Kapi, Desh and Yamuna Kalyani, has been adapted from the Hindustani system. Despite this, it has been assimilated deeply into the Carnatic system, and many weighty kritis by different composers are a proof of the extent of this assimilation. While Hamir Kalyani has an inherent charm due to the deshya, or alien, sound of its melody, the structure of its scale and the usage of both types of the Madhyama swara - the shuddha madhyama and the prati madhyama - add a special touch. This edition of Colours of a Raga has information about Raga Hamir Kalyani, its scale and usages, and a range of compositions.

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