Ragmala Painting of Kafi (17th century)
Rag Kafi is the primary rag in Kafi That. There are many popular film songs in Kafi rag including "Biraj Me, Holi Khelat Nand Lal". It is a sampurna-sampurna rag that is very straightforward in its execution.
As is typical of the highly problematic vadi / samvadi theory, there is disagreement concerning the vadi and the samvadi. Some suggest that the vadi and the samvadi are Pa and Sa respectively. However, many are of the opinion that it should be Ga for the Vadi and Ni for the samvadi.
Its characteristics are shown below.
Sampurna - Sampurna - (general discussion of jati)
Evening - (general discussion of time and rag)
Sa - Pa - (general discussion of drone)
For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"
ustad usman khan moirans concert, france 2006 # 01
Mishra Kafi Jan 2008 - Part 1
Mishra Kafi Jan 2008 - Part 2
Firoz Dastoor - Raag Kafi
Edgard Silva e Krucis tocam "Raga kafi em dadra" no Mão na Massa
Raga Kafi Bansuri Bass E Tonic
Tappa Raag Kafi Sunanda Sharma Hindustani Classical Vocalist
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