Raag Kafi

Raag Kafi

Learn Raag Kafi in Western Notation.

Raag Description: This is also referred to as the Bhairavi of night. Both Shuddha Nishad & Gandhar are occasionally used. The atmosphere created is most suitable for both types of Shringar and hence many Thumri & Hori compositions are sung in this Raag.. It is a versatile raga and can be played anytime. The raga has influenced folk music heavily and it is common to find folk songs and Bhajans in this raga. Pure forms of Kafi are rarely performed.

Notations (स्वर)

Gandhar and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

सम्पूर्ण - सम्पूर्ण (Sampurna-Sampurna)

थाट (Scale)

काफी (C, D, D#,F, G, A, A#, C')

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा रे म प ध नि सा' (C D D# F G A A# C')

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' नि ध प म रे सा (C' A G F D C )

वादी (Sonant) -- पंचम (G)

संवादी (Consonant) -- षड्ज (C)

पकड (Group of Notes)

सा रे रे प म

C D DD# F G

Moods: soothing atmosphere which is neither very deep nor very playful.

Time – Midnight

Raag Kafi Based Hindi Movie Songs

  • Aa Ab Laut Chalen - Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai
  • Ae Dunya Kia Tujh Se Kehoon – Suhagan
  • Aisi Laagi Lagan Meera Ho Gayi – Anoop jalota
  • Bairana Neend Na - Chacha Zindabad
  • Balma Aan Baso More Mann mein
  • Biraj Me Holi Khelat Nand Lal – Godaan
  • Chamte Chand Ko - Aawargi Ghulam
  • Dheere Dhere Bol Koi Sun Na Le - Gora Aur Kala
  • Dil Mein Ho Tum  Aankhon Mein - Satyamev Jayate
  • Gaironpe Karam Apnonpe Sitam – Aankhen
  • Hamari Sanson Mein Aaj Tak Woh - Noor Jehan
  • Hori Ho Brijaraja Dulare – Saigal
  • Ik Sitam Aur Meri Jaan Abhi Jaan Baqi Hai - Mehdi Hassan
  • Ishq Ki Garmi-E-Jazabaat Kise Pesha – Ghazal
  • Jalte Hain Arman Mera Dil Roota Hai  - Noor Jehan
  • Kabhi Guncha Kabhi Shola Kabhi Shabnam – Jagjit Singh
  • Kali Ghodi Dwar - Chashm-E-Buddur
  • Kase Kahun Mann ki - Dhool Ka Phool
  • Kasme Vade Pyaar – Upkaar
  • Lat Uljhi Suljha Ja Re Baalam - Noor Jehan
  • Pyaar Bhare  Do Sharmeele Nain - Mehdi Hassan
  • Qarar Lootne Wale Qarar Ko Terse - Munir Hussain
  • Rafta Rafta Woh Meri- Mehdi Hassan 
  • Rim Jhim Rim Jhim Pere Phawar -  Noor Jehan
  • Sab Kuch Luta Ke Hosh Me -  Talat Mehmood
  • Sun Wanjli Di Mithri Taan Way -  Noor Jehan
  • Tere Bheege Badan Ki Kshboo Se - Mehdi Hassan
  • Tu Hai Phool Mere Gulshan Ka - Phool Mere Gulshan Ka
  • Tum Nahin Gam Nahin  Sharab Nahin - Jagjit Singh
  • Tumhara Pyaar Chaahiye Mujhe - Toote Khilone
  • Ye Haqeeqat Hai – Chitra Singh
  • Yeh Raat Yeh Chaandni Phir Kahaan - Jaal
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