Rajurkar, Malini / Raga Charukeshi & Bhairavi
Album: Raga Charukeshi & Bhairavi   Collection:World
Artist:Rajurkar, Malini   Added:Feb 2005
Label:India Archive Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-29 Pull Date: 2005-07-31 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 10 Jun 5
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 05, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian - Tokyo
Raga Charukeshi: Drut Bandis
3. Mar 16, 2005: Bigger than Bollywood
Raga Bhairavi: Mira Bhajan
2. Jun 04, 2005: Alex
Raga Charukeshi: Drut Bandis

Album Review
Manoneet Singh
Reviewed 2005-04-25
Three compositions in 2 popular Indian ragas performed by vocalist Malini Rajurkar accompanied by musicians on the tabla and the harmonium. Rajurkar is an accomplished vocalist and the 3 compositions bring out different aspects of her strengths as a classical singer. As with all India archive music Cds, The liner notes are choc-a-bloc with technical information.

Track 1: Haunting and somber; slow tempo; long drawnout phrases express the pathos of a lover in waiting

Track 2: Fast tempo; repetitive and mesmerizing. Vocal pyrotechnics increase towards the end.

Track 3: Midtempo, devotional piece in the most famous Hindustani raga (bhairavi). Rajurkar's voice is a tour-de-force throughout the track.

Track Listing
1. Raga Charukeshi: Vilambit Ba   2. Raga Charukeshi: Drut Bandis
  3. Raga Bhairavi: Mira Bhajan