Freedom and Joy

Whispers of fragrant breeze

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We have not come here to take prisoners

but to surrender ever more deeply

To.

freedom and joy.

حافظ Khwāja Šams ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, or simply Hāfez (Persian: خواجه شمس‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), was a Persian mystic and poet. He was born sometime between the years 1310 and 1337.  one of the three greatest poets of the world. His lyrical poems, known as ghazals, are noted for their beauty and bring to fruition the love, mysticism, and early Sufi themes

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )

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Sulochana Brahaspati

Music = harmony with God

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Sulochana Brahaspati (born 1937, in Allahabad) is one of the noted vocalist of Hindustani classical music.

In 1994, she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.

She is a vocalist and an exponent of the Rampur-Sadarang Parampara.[1] She learnt music from Pandit Bholanath Bhat and Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan (d. 1964) of Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.[2][3] Later she received intensive training from her guru, and her husband, Acharya K.C.D. Brahaspati. A large number of his compositions – Khayals, Thumris, Tappas and Dadras – are part of her portfolio.

She is also an accomplished teacher and musicologist and has published books including Raga Rahasya.

Text credits :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulochana_Brahaspati

Listen to her fine expressions of Raga Yaman click here .

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