Ragas : Kafi

updated on Feb 07, 2012

Raga Kafi is representative of the Kafi Thaat. It is a versatile raga and can be played anytime. The raga has influenced folk music heavily and it is common to find folk songs and bhajans in this raga. Pure forms of Kafi are rarely performed.

Other Ragas in Thaat Kafi:
Bageshri
Bhimpalasi
Pilu

Moods: Bhakti, Shringar, Hori, Tappa

Aaroha:   S  R  g  m  P  D  n  S'
Avaroha:  S'  n  D  P  m  g  R  S
Pakad:    S  R  R  g  m  P
Thaat:     Kafi
Prahar:    Evening

Notable characteristics of the raga: PmgR, RgmP, mgR, S

Introduction to Raga Kafi

Raag Kafi Swaramalika
Raga Kafi - Demonstration

Classical

Raga Kafi - World Strings Concert
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain
Ravi and Anoushka Shankar - Raga Mishra Kafi
Pandit Jasraj - Bhajan

Ghazals

Pyaar bhare, do sharmeele nain (keherva) - MH
Chamte chand ko - aawargi GA (with Asavari)
Rafta rafta woh meri- MH
Kabhi guncha kabhi shola kabhi shabnam - JS
Ye haqeeqat hai - CS
Aisi laagi lagan, meera ho gayi magan (bhajan) - AJ
Tum nahin, gam nahin, sharab nahin (keherva) - A Ghazal by Jagjit Singh

Hindi Songs

Biraj me holi khelat nand lal - Rafi - RaviShankar - Godaan 
Ishq Ki Garmi-e-Jazabaat Kise Pesha Karun - Rafi - MM - Ghazal 
Aa ab laut chalen - Mukesh - SJ - Jis desh main ganga behti hai
Kasme vade pyaar wafa - Mannadey - KA - Upkaar
Tumhara pyaar chaahiye mujhe - Bappi Lahri - Toote Khilone 
Dheere dhere bol koi sun na le - Lata - LP - Gora aur kala
Kali ghodi dwar khadi - Yesudas - Chashm-e-Buddur 
Hori ho brijaraja dulare - Saigal 
Ae dunya kia tujh se kehoon - Mehdi Hassan - Suhagan
Bairana Neend Na Aye - Lata - MM - Chacha Zindabad
Kase kahun manki bata - Sudha Malhotra - NDatta - Dhool Ka Phool 
Gaironpe karam apnonpe sitam - Aankhen
Balma aan baso more manmen
Rim jhim rim jhim pere phawar, Noor Jehan - Koyal
Jalte hain arman mera dil roota hai, Noor Jehan - Koyal
Sun wanjli di mithri taan way, Noor Jehan - Heer Ranjha 
Tu hai phool mere gulshan ka - Phool Mere Gulshan Ka
Lat uljhi suljha ja re baalam - Noor Jehan - Sawal
Yeh raat yeh chaandni phir kahaan, Hemant Kumar - Jaal
Hamari sanson mein aaj tak woh hina ki kshboo - Noor Jehan
Tere bheege badan ki kshboo se - Mehdi Hassan - Shabab
Sab kuch luta ke hosh me, Talat Mehmood - Ik Saal
Ik sitam aur meri jaan abhi jaan baqi hai - Mehdi Hassan - Saiqa
Dil mein ho tum, aankhon mein tum - Bappi Lahri - Satyamev Jayate
Qarar lootne wale qarar ko terse - Munir Hussain - Saat Lakh 

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Comments

  1. on May 07, 2017 10:05 AM by  Basdeo Panday

    I was born in Trinidad of grand parents who came as indentured labourers from India to the West Indies. I love Indian classical and semiclassical music . Raag Kafi is my favourite. Thank you for the information and the songs.

  2. on Oct 04, 2016 12:10 PM by  Tariq

    out class no words here to pay thanks .Great Effort for music learners and lovers, Regards n Best Wishes

  3. on Jul 18, 2014 12:07 PM by  Trinoyoni

    It was pretty informative.....the songs were exceptional. This truly is a heavenly raga.

  4. on Sep 03, 2013 06:09 AM by  Prmod Sharma

    Like for only on classcal song

  5. on Aug 19, 2013 11:08 PM by  chanuka

    best , put more information about ragas and show how to play those.

  6. on May 28, 2013 07:05 PM by  

    i want to know the taans of this raag, and how can we create our own taan, and pattern?

  7. on Feb 25, 2012 05:02 PM by  Gladys

    Good blogging!

  8. on Feb 25, 2012 06:02 AM by  Sali

    Pretty good post. I just suembltd upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your feed now.


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