Song text for Chaiti

चैती (भोजपुरी)
कौन मास फुलेला गुलबवा हो रामा, के कौना रे मासे ।
बेला फूले चमेली फूले, अवरु फुलेला कचनरवा हो रामा ।
गेंदवा जे फूले रामा माघ रे फगुनवा, चैत मास फुलेला गुलबवा हो रामा ।
अमवा की डाली पे लागल मोजरिया, कुहू कुहू बोले कोयलिया हो रामा ।

Shubha Mudgal

Shubha Mudgal


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    It would be nice if you could sing the entire chaiti song (Kaun Maas) for us once uninterrupted by our singing (with the variations etc) so we can listen to it and understand it better. Thanks for the remaining antaras but when i tried to sing it, i couldn’t break u the syllables properly to fit in the beat 🙁

    It was awesome for me to be sitting 2 feet away from you and Aneesh and just to listen to you.

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    Dear Kiran,

    We will definitely try to go over the entire song with all of you so that you can sing the entire text with ease. But for me to take the little time we have with you to start singing an entire piece myself would not be fair. We need time with you to go over many of the other forms that we would like to discuss.

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    thanks shubha-ji. I look forward to that. See you later this evening.

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    Meenal Joglekar June 14, 2005 at 4:23 pm

    Dear shubhaji,
    I tried to fit the other antaras based on what you taught us yday
    but couldn’t do it. Is the tune same for all antaras? did not seem
    to be the case. Will you pls teach us all the antaras cause the song is too beautiful to be left halfway.Thank You.

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    Dear Shubhaji,
    It was a treat listening to you & listening to the tabla played by Aneeshji but would appreciate if you can please teach us the second
    of chaiti that you had taught us yesterday. I would like to hear one complete hori, kajri, thumri, dhrupad so that we will get a clear idea.
    Many thanks and regards,


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    Dear Shubha ji,
    Could you please touch upon
    1).definition of ‘thaat’ and ‘raga’
    2). classification of ‘thaat’ and how various ‘ragas’ are grouped into ‘thaats’.
    looking forward to attending the session tomorrow. regards Swati.

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    I will try and go over all the antaras of the chaiti tomorrow as suggested by Meenal.

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    one of the most popular and wel-know forms of folk music are kajris
    they are often sung by classical and semi-classical musicins.

    although kajris are sung in a large region mirzapur is known as the home of kajris.they are also famous in banaras.

    According to the folks of mirzapur-there was this woman called
    kajli and her husband was in far of lands.monsoon came and she couldnt bare the seperation….she started crying at the feet of
    the kajmal godess.

    these cries took the form of the kajri songs. there are two types of kajris. one is that which are sung atprformances and the other is
    that which women sing in the monsoon while dancin a semi-circle-this
    is knon as ‘Dhunmuniya kajri’

    the word kajri is possibly derived from the wodr kajal, meaning
    khol or black. in a counntry with sizziling hot summers the black
    clouds bring with them relife and joy-with the need to sing out
    loud. this is the moment when the kajri should be sung and we will si
    sing one now for u.

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    Your music has been part of my life for quite some time – I have specific CDs that I listen to while doing specific chores at home. But it is in the sharing of your deep research and the passion with which you do it that is truly awe-inspiring. I will always treasure the nuggets of information that you are sharing with us and my appreciation of music will be forever influenced by what I am learning every night.

    Soundarya – I am forever indebted to you for making this dream come true!

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    Hi friends

    I am glad you all are enjoying the workshop. Gave your feedback to both Aneeshji and Shubha ji and here are the points:

    The workshop has participants with varying level/types of interests/ability and expectations, All are important to us and hence the conductors may want to accommodate all and so do bear with us if that is not in your line of interest.

    Pl give me your feedback as to how you want it done for next workshops. I can arrange for smaller focus groups.

    Meanwhile enjoy every minute with the maestros. Their music and thoughts will linger long after they have returned to their homes!!

    Do you want to continue meeting once aweek/month to keep the mutual interest going? sharing your thoughts on music/singing, presentation?

    Music is food for the soul..some ragas have such a soothing effect for me..Sahana is my favourite..kedargowla in Hindusthani I presume in Hindusthani music..must do an workshop on raga and ragini..well see you all later.

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    I am so glad you and others too are enjoying this workshop. We can have this again if you all give me a feedback. Maybe on Thursday nite, we can chit chat.

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