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Girija Devi


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Girija Devi (Hindi: गिरिजा देवी; IAST: Girijā Ḍhevī) (born 1929) is an Indian classical singer of the Banaras gharana. She performs classical and light classical music and has helped elevate the profile of thumri. Devi performs the purabi ang thumri style typical of the tradition and her repertoire includes the semi-classical genres kajri, caiti, and holi and she sings khyal, Indian folk music, and tappa. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians states that her semi-classical singing combines her classical training with the regional characteristics of the songs of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.


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  • crops2you

    Do not tag as 'Indian classical'; the same style is used by artists from Pakistan to Bangladesh. It is correctly called 'Hindustani', differentiating it from the other Indian classical music from Southern India called 'Carnatic'.

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • manila1710

    baaju bandh khuli khuli far has been my favorite.. She is one of the best thumri singers who sings with a lot of emotions...

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • 1g0g

    Girija Devi - спасибо!

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • wendell3

    She is so amazing.

    21 May 2008 Reply
  • astro1_rohit

    tag as 'indian classical'

    19 Nov 2007 Reply

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