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Kirana Gharana Music

March 21, 2013 | London

SAAR charted a thrilling voyage of the Kirana Gharana; conveying its importance within Indian classical music as a whole. Commencing with a general introduction to the origins and background of the ‘Gharanas’, we explored the life and times of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Sahib, whilst illustrating the particular features of the musical school he inspired- tunefulness, structure and purity of Swaras as well as other contrasting musical genres such as Khyals, Thumris and Bhakti. The powerful and heart-felt performance was a fitting tribute to Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Sahib and the Kirana Gharana itself.