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Raga Bhairavi

Musiri Subramania Iyer sings a pallavi in the not often heard Khanda Jati Matya tala.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Raga Bhairavi

Musiri Subramania Iyer sings a pallavi in the not often heard Khanda Jati Matya tala.

The Ragam Tanam Pallavi has for long been the showpiece of performance, calling attention, as it does, to the technical competence of the artiste. It also provides a complete experience of all the improvisational elements. Often these days, there is an added bonus of a ragamalika section as part of the kalpana swaras, which most listeners look forward to. This programme features a classical ragam tanam pallavi by Musiri Subramania Iyer, who was known for his heartfelt renditions, especially of ragas such as Abheri and Mukhari. Musiri sings a pallavi that is set in the rarely heard Khanda Jati Matya tala, which has a total of 12 beats to a cycle.

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