Raag Darbaari by Ustad Rashid Khan

Raag Darbari (also called “Darbari Kanada”), it is one of the most euphonious raags in Hindustani Classical Music. Raag Darbari is termed as the Deepest raag in Indian classical music. It is said that this raag had been contrived and created by the eminent 16th Century melodist, the songsmith, Miyan Tansen in the regal royal court (darbar) of the Mughal Emperor Akbar to relieve his stress. Since the raag was conceived in the royal “darbar” it is called “Darbari”. Raag Darbari is a late night raag, it is a raag of “bewitching hour”. It is very difficult to master, and the emotions of this raag are mostly romantic and joy. It creates a heavy atmosphere brimming with the aura of “Shringar ras”, Bhakti ras” and “Gambheer ras”. Raag Darbari is considered as a “Healing raag”. It is said that raag Darbari helps in reducing the stress, headache and even migraine. Music has such profound capablity, it can enclose the mind, seize soul and take us into a virtual world of passion or it can pull out our feeble emotions lost in the maze of subconsciousness into the real world. but whatever the case be, music has the unfathomable power to overwhelm our every possible emotion. It is a popular raag for Hindi songs and Ghazals.

Artist ———

Ustad Rashid Khan is an Indian classical musician of the Hindustani Classical music tradition. He was born in 1st July 1968 in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh. He belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, and is the great-grandson of gharana founder Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan. He received his initial training from his maternal grand-uncle, Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan. He is also the nephew of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. A notable achievement of Ustad Rashid Khan is the infusion of an emotional content into his melodic elaboration.

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