#darbarfestival | Nina Burmi makes use of her clean three-octave vocal vary to discover the thumri type – a semi-classical style intimately related with dance, poetry, and drama.
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Thumri is a sensuous ‘mild classical’ type, originating in Uttar Pradesh. The phrase is derived from the Hindi ‘thumakna’, that means ‘to stroll with dancing steps in order to make the ankle-bells tinkle’, and the style stays carefully related with dance and drama. Ragas are handled extra flexibly, and songs are sometimes devotional, romantic, and even erotic in nature. Lyrics have a central position, typically being based mostly on folks tales or classical poetry, and generally depicting the separation of lovers, or myths of Lord Krishna.
Nina Burmi sings within the Kirana gharana type, tackling khayal, thumri, bhajan, and different varieties. At present residing within the UK, she skilled beneath the esteemed husband-wife pairing of Dilshad Khan and Parveen Sultana, and combines the latter’s large vocal vary with a extra sparsely ornamented method. On this music she is joined by high accompanists, with lyrics describing the stress and sorrow of a lover who’s separated from Lord Krishna.
Recorded for Darbar Competition 2006
-Nina Burmi (vocal)
-Ramesh Mishra (sarangi)
-Sanju Sahai (tabla)
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