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02-05-2010, 07:05 PM
Ustad Vilayat Khan

Darbari Kanada


There are ragas, there are excellent ragas and there is Darbari Kanada. Created in the Darbar of Samrat Akbar by Tansen, this raga is held by many as a true Badshahi Raga.

The Raga: Played in the mandra and madhya saptak, this raga depicts pathos brilliantly. The Chalan is characteristic in the use of Komal Ga, Komal Dha and komal Ni. Of these, the Ga and Dha reach Oti- komal proportions, closing in on Re and Pa respectively, giving the distinctive intervals. This raga is a sampurna raga which separates from other such ragas as Adana by its Vakra Gati. Dha is missing in the abroha though present in the aroha.


The artist:Darbari Kanada is a serious raga played generally only by the established artists. There are excellent renditions by such scholars as Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan (uploaded here before), Amjad Ali Khan, and many others. For me, the rendition of Darbari by Vilayat Khan compared with the best of the best. He often treated this specially in his jalsa, and has many recordings of the same raga. Of all these, the one that goes close to the one I heard from Ustadji one midnight many many years ago, is the one presented here. I found this treasure of a recording after much hunting in a small shop in Dakhhinapan and would like to share this in BT.


Tabla: Ustadji is accompanied by Shankar Ghosh in tabla.

Finally,the time of raga is after midnight, so if you can, please listen in the dead of night in the dark and imagine you are in the Darbar where in the singhashan is Miyan Tansen, and in the sitar is Ustad Vilayat Khan. Heavenly...

Seeding: 12-6AM

02-05-2010, 11:19 PM
Great Release.... And thanks a bunch for the info you have provided. I just want to mention that "Darbari Kanada" sung by Salamat Ali khan saab is also one of the best or at-least to me. Anyways time to leech...

02-06-2010, 02:15 AM
Thanks. Love to listen to this.

02-06-2010, 12:10 PM
It's really a gem release.ustadji is one of my most favourite classical artists. In fact i was in search of this raga performed by ustadji for a long time.thanks a million friend.

02-07-2010, 11:36 PM
apnaar ei release ti sottii anobaddo aami eti onekdin aage cassette e shunechilam darun legechilo bishes kore gat portion er starting ta recording ti ke etodin pore cd te bt r user der kache niye asaar jonno dhanyabad:applause::applause::not worthy::not worthy::applause::applause::not worthy::not worthy:

04-02-2010, 03:47 AM
brilliant...onek din dhore eita khujechi....darun..please keep seeding...and then i will continue seeding till everyone gets this...

Baul Mon
07-23-2010, 05:03 PM
onek din por BT te esechhi..eta ki ektu seed kora jabe..?

08-18-2010, 11:52 PM
Thanks a lot for uploading......... I hope you are still seeding between 12 - 6 AM, as I can't find anyone else seeding right now. This album is really hard to find. Thanks again.

08-19-2010, 09:46 PM
There is no seeder since last 3 days, is no one interested to keep this topic alive and share this great album with others?

09-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Please seed

09-02-2010, 09:55 PM
There is only one seeder with a restricted seeding speed of 0.2 kb / s or so. Please increase seeding speed and help downloading the files.

black hawk
09-02-2010, 10:16 PM
no seeder?

12-17-2010, 02:28 PM
great release!!!!!
plz seed....

06-10-2012, 01:49 PM
Please seed this again. I will seed at least 2:1