Aftab Equinox

Head of Krishna | ca. 1800 | Attributed to Sahib Ram | India (Rajasthan, Jaipur) | Cartoon for a mural depicting the Rasalila (Circle dance of Krishna and the gopis) | Ink and watercolors on paper | metmuseum.org
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lutf-e khiraam-e saaqii-o-zauq-e sadaa-e chang
yih jannat-e nigaah vuh firdaus-e gosh hai

the grace of the Cupbearear’s gait, and the relish of the lute’s sound
this is a heaven of the eye; that, a paradise of the ear

This music has been generously shared by Aftab Datta: it is the peculiar good fortune of sarangi.info that he owns it too.

Abdul Rashid Khan – Nayaki Kanada
Abid Hussain – Des (Rudra Veena)
Afzal Hafiz Khan – Patdeep
A. Kanan – Jog
Amanat Ali & Fateh Ali Khan – Chandini Kedar
Nasir Aminuddin Dagar – Durga (Khamaj Thaath)
Amir Ahmed – Ahir Bhairav
Amir Khan – Ahiri
Arnab Chakrabarty – Chhayanat
Asad Ali Khan – Nat Behag
Asad Ali & Hamid Ali Khan – Chandini Kedar
Ata Hussain – Lalit
Aurangzeb Khan – Bageshree
Begum Akhtar – Chhaa Rahii Kaali Ghataa
Badi Motibai – Khamaj
Hussain Bakhsh Gullo – Mian ki Todi
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Marwa (unpublished)
Bundu Khan – Gaud Malhar
Chote Ghulam Ali Khan – Shudhh Kalyan
Chand Khan – Marubehag
D. V. Paluskar – Basant
Fahimuddin Dagar – Multani
Fayyaz Khan – Shyam Kalyan
Farida Khanum – Rah Dekhenge
Ganesh Ramchandrabehere – Behag
A. G. Ginde – Bhairav
Ijaz Hussain Hazarvi – Hai Justajoo Keh
Irfan Mohammed – Shree
Jagdish Prasad – Kedar
Krishnarao Shankar Pandit – Bhopali
Kumar Prasad – Megh Malhar
Manzoor Khan – Gaud Sarang (Tarana)
Nasir Ahmed – Puriya Kalyan
Nathu Khan – Nand
Nazar Hussain – Marwa
Nirmal Guha Thakurata – Miyan Malhar
Nisar Hussain Khan – Chhayanat
Nizamuddin – Ahir Bhairav
Pannalal Ghosh – Desi
Rasiklal Andharia – Kafi (Hori)
Ravi Kitchlu – Bhairavi
Radhika Mohan Maitra – Patdeep
Roshanara Begum – Jhinjhoti (Thumri)
Shafi Ahmed – Lalita Gauri
Shahida Parveen – Ahir Bhairav
Shahid Parvez – Rageshree
Shakoor Khan – Ramkali
Sharafat Hussain Khan – Jog
Subramanya Hegde – Puriya Kalyan
Umeed Ali Khan – Asavari
Umeed Ali Khan – Hindol Bahar
Vilayat Khan – Lalit (Mehfil at Imrat Khan’s home.)
Vijay Raghav Rao – Amritvarshini
Waheed Ali Khan – Sarang
Zia Moinuddin Dagar – Puriya

33 thoughts on “Aftab Equinox

  1. unending treasures from aftab, busy as he is having become a papa^2! i am having a very hard time selecting favourites here–radhubabu’s superb patdeep for bbc(?) with chatur lal, paluskar’s basant that i am hearing for the first time, nissar hussain’s chhayanat in a very clean recording, roshanara’s lovely jhinjhoti–and a warm welcome to arnab! thats all i have heard so far–its going to be a busy weekend. thank you aftab!

    and taimur thank you for spreading the word among sarangi.info subscribers to frances pritchett’s superb ghalib website.

    vinay

  2. Thanks again Vinay! I am leaning towards the instrumental stuff this time (Vilayat’s Lalit and Dagar’s Puriya) but I agree with the Basant and Chhayanat…

  3. Delighted to hear Shahid Parvez saheb’s Rageshri. A truly outstanding performance and a model for students seeking knowledge and development on this particular raag.

  4. A very grateful thank you to Aftab Sahib, for his efforts to share all this wonderful music. This is, indeed, a rare treat.

  5. Thanks for the Music Blast!!Vilayat khan’s is awesome.Amir Khan’s Ahiri May be of Pandit Baldev Raj Verma.

    Thanks 🙂

    1. This ahiri is by late pandit.amarnath-ji who was one of khan saab senior student,hope thats helps

  6. There s a beautiful Taleem session in Bhimpalashi, Gaur Sarang by amir khan & a general rec. of Bhavkauns.

    Is there any stuff of anant manohar joshi ji here of tarapada babu here? I have there long recordings like bhimpalashi, yaman, marwa, bhatiyar, jaijaiwanti, shree etc. They r both great artists.

    1. dear Swaroop, is it possible to share recordings of ‘taleem session in Bhimpalashi, Gaur Sarang by amir khan & a general rec. of Bhavkauns’ – as you mentioned in your response? they sound like something completely new to me ! thanks

  7. Aftab, I do have complete Marwa, Bhimpalash of Tarapada Chakraborty. Approx 50 minutes each. I do have Aimen of Anant Manohar.

    Thanks for the letting me know 🙂

  8. hello aftab, thanks for yet another collection of rare gems.
    abdul rashid khan sahib’s short rendition of nayaki is outstanding. seems like its from a live session. do you have the rest of the concert?
    my uncle is a disciple of khan sahib and would like to hear more of him.

      1. thanks for your reply. indeed he has a unbelievable stamina even now. you will be amazed to hear that he is still alive at 105 and he still teaches a handful of blessed pupils regularly.

  9. Dear/Pyara Aftab Datta Mahantji
    Your site is a rare gem, thanx to your generous humanoid kind of approaching the Music.
    Thanx absolutly from a kindred soul of Hungisthan
    Namaskar
    Laszlo Hortobagyi (www.guo.hu)

  10. Aftab, thanks for sharing a wonderful treasure rove of recordings. I’m currently working on the Dilli gharana and want to ask you whether you have any other recordings of Ustad Chand Khansahib apart from the Maru Behag posted above or any other recordings of vocalists from the same gharana. Thanks! 🙂

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