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Thumri is a common style of light classical music.  The text is romantic and devotional in nature, and usually revolves around a girl's love for Krishna.  The language is a dialect of Hindi called Brij bhasha.  This style is characterized by a greater flexibility with the rag.  The compositions are usually set to kaherava of 8 beats, addha tal of 16 beats, or dipchandi of 14 beats.  It arose in popularity during the 19th century.


Other Indian Vocal Forms



Selected Video

SMF 2005 - Dhananjay Hegde - Bhairavi Thumri


Subhajyoti with Kaushiki in Concert




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