Come along for an afternoon of discussion into the aesthetics of  Khyal Music with various Khyal singers, scholars, students and writers.

Khyal means imagination

Gharana means a social organisation linking musicians

In in Hindustani music a gharānā is a system of social organisation in the Indian subcontinent, linking musicians or dancers by lineage 3 or apprenticeship, and by adherence to a particular musical style. A gharana also indicates a comprehensive musicological ideology.

This ideology sometimes changes substantially from one gharana to another. It directly affects the thinking, teaching, performance and appreciation of music.

The word gharana comes from the Hindi word ‘ghar’ which is derived from SankSrit for Griha, which means ‘house’. It typically refers to the place where the musical ideology originated; for example, some of the gharanas well known for singing Khyals are: Agra, Gwalior, Indore, Jaipur, Kirana, Patiala, Sham Chaurasi, Delhi & Bhendi Bazaar and Rampur Sahaswan.

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