Hamsadhawani – An amateur’s search for ‘Something More’ about his favorite film song – 2

In the previous post we have had introduction to Raag Hamsadhwani, and some of my favorites songs and renderings.

Let us take up a deeper plunge into Raag Hamsadhwani with renderings of some more of Taranas:

Kishori Amonkar- Rag Haunsadhwani (Tarana) http://youtu.be/GJnjyN-n_zE

Padmini Rao: Tanoom Tanana Deem (Raag Hamsadhwani, Tarana in Drut Ektaal) http://youtu.be/1tgTdfCh6bg

Indian dance group Mayuri – Tarana http://youtu.be/l_3C36AbhSs

Amit Mukherjee – Raag Hamsadhwani 2 http://youtu.be/RV0foQf-GgA

The Call of Swan – Raag Hansdhwani Tintaal Tarana – Tofail Ahmed http://youtu.be/rdoaMDjbq0Q

Raag Hansadhwani-Tarana – Live Concert at Ashwood Melbourne Australia on 3rd June 2007 -Vocal :- Shri Paritosh Pohankar – http://youtu.be/k8sCMQwhfRg

Kathak Tarana By Nahid Siddiqui http://youtu.be/_sdK6l1vpU4

LEGENDARY TARANAS-Ustad Salamat and Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan-raag hamsadhwani

And here are the Classic Renderings:

Ustad Amir Khan, Raga Hamsadhwani

Hansdhwani full Bandish – Ustad Amir Khan Part 1 http://youtu.be/VQMFfIpHKQE
Hansdhwani Full Bandish – Ustad Amir Khan Part 2 http://youtu.be/AoyuJo8VLbY

Pandit Jasraj – Raag Hamsadhwani — http://youtu.be/97-LhCob2D8

Dr. Pt. Gokulotsavji Maharaj – Rag Hansadhwani http://youtu.be/3lLcT3dW_GE

Pt Kaivalya Kumar –Hamsadwani http://youtu.be/HWwO7k4nboM

Raag Hansdhwani -Part 1 – Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar http://youtu.be/I_uPbGjtzhs
Raag Hansdhwani -Part 2 – Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar http://youtu.be/LaxMsAV2YRA

Raag Hamsadhwani By Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty http://youtu.be/mbiBA2gS2RY

Kaushiki Chakrabarty – Raag Hamsadhwani-Comp. in teentaal http://youtu.be/LC25683jMwk

Isai Amudhu: Hamsadhwani Raga – Part 1 -Mr. Hyderabad Shiva http://youtu.be/yzQ7paHsU2I
Isai Amudhu: Hamsadhwani Raga – Part 2 http://youtu.be/lV0p7d7XPVI
Isai Amudhu: Hamsadhwani Raga – Part 3 http://youtu.be/5DX4qe2S5DI

Vinayaka Ninnu – Hamsadhwani – Hans Concert.flv http://youtu.be/ZZNq1N7ycOQ

Kaushiki & Parthasarathi sings Hamsadhwani (Lagi Lagan) http://youtu.be/MYTCOorYUQs

A Meerabai Bhajan;

Begum Parveen Sultana, Awesome Bhajan

And these are renderings as Ganapati Stutis – [prayers to Lord Ganapati] (Please recall comment recorded after the song Jaa Tose NAhen Bolun Kanhaiyaa – Film Parivaar. This relates the origin of the song to “Vatapi Ganapathim”, which is a traditional Carnatic piece.
So, here are some of the Ganapati Stuti gems:

MS Subba Lakshmi – Vaatapi Ganapatim Bhaje http://youtu.be/lGuuavo2JHU

M.L.Vasanthakumari-Hamsadwani http://youtu.be/POODk3FVHEE

Vathapi Ganapathim – Bala murali krishna -part – 01 http://youtu.be/wis4APlLgUU\

Vathapi Ganapathim – Bala murali krishna -part – 02 http://youtu.be/z03ZhJ5UI0A
Vathapi Ganapathim – Bala murali krishna -part – 03 http://youtu.be/NGUtY_hg2BU

Gajavadana (Hamsadhwani. M.D.Ramanathan) Prince Rama Varma, accompanied by M.A.Sundareswaran on the violin and legendary Trichy Shankaran on the mridangam delivers M.D.Ramanathan’s composition in Hamsadhwani, http://youtu.be/BOYBlNc_e2A

Nithyashree vinayaka Hamsadhwani Adi Veena Kuppayyer http://youtu.be/Lhc_H9q3Sr4

Sulamangalam Sisters-Vinayaka-Hamsadwani http://youtu.be/QoUk3yyhO5I

Gam Ganapati in Raga Hamsadhwani –Solo Violin by Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth // Mridangam by Jayachandra Rao // Khanjira by Amrit Nataraj – Concert at Ananya Sabha Bangalore recorded on April 5th, 2008 — http://youtu.be/bvuCQpyzbTE

Vinayaka Ninuvina- Hamsadwani- Toronto. A. Jayadevan http://youtu.be/wbqpj1ofFo8


Next are some examples of Raag Hamsadwhani in the form Instrumental renderings.

Pandit Ravi Shankar – Raga Hamsadhwani

raag hamsadhwani aalap http://youtu.be/Mm3nUOid5TM

A Great Performance By Zakir Hussain And Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.

Raga:- Hansadwani/Hamsadhwani. http://youtu.be/-xYJ2lZng-s

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia – Raag Hansadhwani http://youtu.be/RH5sZsu31DQ

Fusion of Hindustani, Karnatik and western music based on Raga Hamsadhwani in Aditala (8 Beats) composed by Vidyouth Band members Raghu, Shakthidhar, Ashwin, Adamya, Adarsh and Manjunath. http://youtu.be/UsW_1Sj-P24

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Raag Hamsadhwani – Panditji’s performance in Bangalore as a part of SurSagar’s Vaarshikotsav on 17-Nov-07. Yogesh Samsi on Tabla. http://youtu.be/BSE-38ITmyY

Raag Hansadhwani or Hamsadhwani http://youtu.be/N_VQteQ9OK8

Raag Hamsadhwani by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma – Late Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan on Tabla. — http://youtu.be/sKsG0s8FBjY

First time ever in the World, a Grand Symphony of a 1000 Sitarists – Raag Hansadhwani

Hamsadhwani Alapana (Vathapi) — http://youtu.be/IBtK2HeDnt0

Violin :- Hamsadhwani http://youtu.be/OL01iwCD95Q

Raga Hamsadhwani, Raga Valaji – Violin Sisters — http://youtu.be/6GRZFuxiL_s

Dr L Subramaniam: Hamsadhvani at TFA’s Founder’s Day celebrations on7th April 2008.

L.Subramaniam-Vatapi-Hamsadhvani — http://youtu.be/rltGXD7iZjc

Mysore brothers Sri Nagaraj and Dr.Manjunath weave rhythm filled melodic patterns …Neyveli Sri B. Venkatesh (mrudangam ),Tripunithura Sri N.Radhakrishnan ( Ghatam ) and Dr.Vellore A.R. Srinivasan ( morsing ) at their best..Hamsadhwani swaraprastharas

raag hamsadhwani-violin http://youtu.be/7arxb7V35G0

Awesome – Ustad Rashid Khan – Raag Hansadwani http://youtu.be/DCWNFY9vudg

Ustad Rashid Khan Raag Hamsdhwani Satyajit Talwalker Tabla 1999 http://youtu.be/XIgkx-bHEok

Ravindra Chary Kirwani – excerpts http://youtu.be/tCnoiupNOQE

Huns Dhun http://youtu.be/5NGYglEhX7Q

Ronu Majumdar~Kadri Gopalnath~Hamsadwani http://youtu.be/PemIMnmcmiM

We would take a peep at film songs in other languages in the concluding part of this series……..

Hamsadhawani – An amateur’s search for ‘Something More’ about his favorite film song

I do not remember how I came to know that the song that I inherently liked –  Jaa Tum se Nahin Bolun Kanhaiyaa – Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar, Shaliendra, Salil Chaudhary  (Is it because each of the apparently known ingredients of the creation also happen to be my inherent favorites, that I liked this song? – I really do not know. But like I do.)- is based on a variant of classical Raag [Taraanaa in Raag Hansdhwani].

A few days back, I wondered what more can we find out about this song or Raag! And , hence this post……..

First and foremost, let us listen to the melody:

Parivar – Ja Tose Nahin Boloon

This is really a very good example of Hamsadhwani.  The basic theme of this piece was “borrowed” from “Vatapi Ganapathim”, which is a traditional Carnatic piece from Dixitar [comment @ http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/film_song_raga/hamsadhwani.shtml]

Next, in the list to listen is the basis of this song – as I know – the Taraanaa in Hamsadhwani. And what a coincidence – the two pieces that I had landed upon were rendered by Ustaad Amir Khan Saa’b and Begum Parveen Sultana, again my favorites when it come my pleasures of listening Indian Classical Music.

Here they are:

“Ustad Amir Khan tarana Raag Hamsadwani – awesome.flv”         

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan – pays homage to the great Ustad Amir Khan by playing his famous tarana in Raag Hansadhwani. This video was filmed during the closing moments of a shibir hosted by the SPK Academy of Music.  Raag Hansadhwani  


Raga Hamsadhwani – Tarana  –  Parveen Sultana    – Taken from: Sadabahar  Hamsadhwani  Music Today – Living Media India Ltd, Jan 2006    

Here is an alternative version  too:

Before we take a deeper plunge in the classical terrain, let us visit what we can find in ‘Other Film Songs’ variety.

And I have a surprise on my hand:

Visit to site http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/film_song_raga/hamsadhwani.shtml  shows another great favourite of mine – O Chaand Jahaan Woh Jaaye – Lata and Asha, Rajendra Krishna, C. Ramchandra composed in Raag Hamsadhwani in Tal Kaherva:

This site also quotes one more non-filmy Meera Bhajan, rendered by Lata, which is compsed by Hridyanaath Mangeshkar

Karam Ki Gati Nyari        http://youtu.be/wnGhZHhsDwg

We would continue this as series of posts……