Shades of Kalyani

Are you in the mood to soak into some Kalyani today? A raga so versatile and dynamic, Kalyani, or Kalyan as it is also called, sure has something to suit every mood and need. Be it a soothing number in Carnatic or a powerful rendering in Hindustani music, the raga will have you hooked for hours at length. Immerse yourself in Twaang’s Shades of Kalyani, a handpicked selection of 12 tracks that explores the myriad hues and variety of the raga.

Start with the soul-stirring track in Yaman Kalyan by flautist Pravin Godkhindi, before moving on Raag Shyam Kalyan Aalap, a duet by Avijit Ghosh (sarod) and Suvendu Banerjee (harmonium). While Mysore M. Nagaraj pays a tribute to Yaman Kalyani again, Purvi Kalyani comes alive in this instrumental dedication by Jayanthi Kumaresh and Anil Srinivasan. Also listen to Hamir Kalyani (Dr Suma Sudhindra), Mohana Kalyani (Jayanthi Kumaresh) and Purvi Kalyani (Kumaresh). Rag alapana by vocalist S. Sowmya and Chinnachiru Kiliye by Sudha Raghunathan will leave you asking for more. Renditions by Ganesh Kumaresh, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and Jyotsna Srikanth (varnam) complete the list. So, go Kalyani today!

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