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DADRA

SEMICLASSICAL INDIAN SONG

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Dadra is a light classical style which is very similar to thumri.  Although it resembles thumri it is much looser and allows more freedom for the artist.  The tals used are dadra of 6 beats, kaherava of 8 beats, or any other light tal.  It is commonly performed in light rags such as mand, pilu or pahadi

 

Instruments Used To Accompany Dadra

 

Other Indian Vocal Forms

 


 

Selected Video

sudeep banerjee begum akhtar dadra music ghazals

 

Dadra by Sagar

 

barsan laagii saawan bu.ndiya - ghulam ali

 

Saiyaan Na Mane Mori Baat (Dadra) Farida Rehman

 

 


 

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