Continuing this amazing collection of North Indian classical khyal singing, I share Volume 15 which highlights the voice of Ghulam Hussain Shaggan undoubtedly one of the great artists of Pakistan.
Vijaya Parrikar’s very useful classical music blog has a concise biography of Shaggan here.
The Gwalior gharana is regarded as the original or one of the first style of singing to be recognised as a gharana.
When it comes to Hindustani classical music and various styles, ‘gharanas’, that evolved within it, there is one undeniable fact that it all began with the Gwalior Gharana. As I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles in this series, the current style of ‘khyal’ singing evolved from ‘dhrupad’, the norm earlier. The khyalused a systematic method of presenting music in an orderly form or sequence and became popular in the early 18th and 19th century. But who were the pioneers of khayal? (Read full article by Raja Pundalik)
- Gujri Todi
- Kafi Kanra