Nina Burmi | Mishra Bhairavi Thumri | Indian Classical Music

#darbarfestival | Nina Burmi uses her smooth three-octave vocal range to explore the thumri style – a semi-classical genre intimately connected with dance, poetry, and drama.

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Thumri is a sensuous ‘light classical’ style, originating in Uttar Pradesh. The word is derived from the Hindi ‘thumakna’, meaning ‘to walk with dancing steps so as to make the ankle-bells tinkle’, and the genre remains closely connected with dance and drama. Ragas are treated more flexibly, and songs are often devotional, romantic, or even erotic in nature. Lyrics have a central role, often being based on folk tales or classical poetry, and commonly depicting the separation of lovers, or myths of Lord Krishna.

Nina Burmi sings in the Kirana gharana style, tackling khayal, thumri, bhajan, and other forms. Currently living in the UK, she trained under the esteemed husband-wife pairing of Dilshad Khan and Parveen Sultana, and combines the latter’s wide vocal range with a more sparsely ornamented approach. In this song she is joined by top accompanists, with lyrics describing the tension and sorrow of a lover who is separated from Lord Krishna.

Recorded for Darbar Festival 2006
-Nina Burmi (vocal)
-Ramesh Mishra (sarangi)
-Sanju Sahai (tabla)

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20 thoughts on “Nina Burmi | Mishra Bhairavi Thumri | Indian Classical Music

  1. This is simply beautiful. I cannot put into words how I feel after to listening this, every single time.

  2. Ma’am aapne itnaa acha gaya hai ki me kya kahu words ni hai.. Aakho me aasuoo ko kese bayan kare pata ni pr bhout bhout bhout acha hai ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨

  3. Thumri is my favourite but I was hear for Darbari because of writing Barbari in search. Very impressed which force me to listen the full not.

  4. I love these kind of music it is Wonderful if you do not understand try and listen then learn from others who will be happy to give some ideas of the language but never hate as these will give you proper way to be enjoying of foreigners musical understandings good luck ask others they will will truly to make all possible to make you understand in full details.

  5. Youtube seriously respect these artists and don’t put ads in the MIDDLE of their performances, it just destroys my whole mood.

  6. She sang so amazing. It was magestic. WITHOUT ANY AUTOTUNE… And people these days getting famous for autotune and good looks in the name of singing lol

  7. Guys can someone tell where she disappeared all of a sudden????
    Something fishy is going on I tried to find her on so many places but no sign of her

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