DADRA

SEMICLASSICAL INDIAN SONG

by David Courtney working tools


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

 


 

Selected Video

 

 

 

 

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