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Indira Misra The lyrical tradition of ghazals

Indira Misra’s relationship with ghazals is a love story.
She had been singing since her youngest years when in 1982 she met her first Master, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, son of Bade Gulam Ali Khan and head of the Patiala school.
Taught by the descendant of the indian classical music’ master that has moulded the ghazal into classical music, she is singing classical ghazals, and many other poetical styles like dadra, thumri, hori, khajri.
She is also, since the death of Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, a student of Ustad Iqbal Ahmad Khan of the Delhi Gharana (this school is intimately associated with the Patiala school.
The emotion, honesty and dramatical intensity that she displays in her music has made her famous in India.
The quality of her voice is typical of the old classical way of singing (without microphone).

She is frequently invited at the National Radio and has performed a lot in London.

Ghazal ke saz uthao, Rag anandi – Ye ham jo hijrar me, Rag patmanjari Vo jo ham me tum me, Rag maru behag – Shame firaq ab na puch, Rag behag Abre siya, Rag desh – Cha rahi kali chata, Rag desh – Yeh na thi hamari kismat, Rag shankara – Tum aye ho, Rag Yaman Kalyan

Accompaniment : Shakeel Ahmad Khan on tabla, was born in 1960 in Delhi. He has studied from Ustad Ramzan Khan.
He belongs to the Ajrara gharana of tabla.

Allaudin Khan on dilruba, was born in Delhi and belongs to the Delhi gharana.
The dilruba is a very rare string instrument, with a particularly melodious sound.

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