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Raag of the month

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Raag Tilak Kamod

Tilak Kamod is a late evening raag from the Khammaj thaat (parent scale). It is a Sampurna  raag i.e.it has all seven notes in aaroh (ascending notes) and in avroh (descending notes), with re and ni Komal, and the rest being Shuddh notes

The notes for the Tilak Kamod are as follows:

Aaroh:   S RGS, R m P D, m P  n S’

Avroh:  S’, n S’, P D m G,  S. R G S

Vaadi: S

Samvadi: P

An example of a pakad (distinctive phrase) for Raag Tilak Kamod is:  P, n S R G S, R P m G, S R G S

Some Hindi film songs based on Raag Tilak Kamod

Sharabi sharabi yeh sawanka mausam from “Noor Jahan”

Jaore jogi tum jaore from “Amrapali”

Tere pyarka aasra chahata hum from “Dhool ka phool”

 

Testimonials

Indeed a great pleasure to perform in Raag-Mala. My all the best wishes to the organization. May this organization grow bigger and bigger in coming days. Thanks Khaki bhai and all its members, musically yours, Waseem Ahmed Khan

Waseem Ahmed Khan

It was a great pleasure to perform for Raag-Mala Toronto. You have great music lovers and very good music audience, which i think many artists want. I am thankful to my dearest Mohamed uncle for giving me this opportunity to be a part of Raag-Mala. Also thanks to Zahid bhai and Nitin bhai, they are lovable persons i have ever met. I also thank Raag-Mala committee members and with all the best to you.  I wish Raag-Mala will again call me to perform next time.  Lots of Dua and Love -May 10 2016.

Arshad Ali Khan

As always from all the way back to 1983, it has always been a special pleasure and privilege to be able to play for Raag-Mala Toronto. I noticed with much pleasure that the intensity and passion for Indian Classical Music has grown tremendously over the past decades with  your present excellent group and your initiative in convincing the famous Aga Khan Museum to collaborate with Raag-Mala Toronto has taken the totality much forward. I pray your efforts continue to yield such excellent results and may they grow by leaps and bounds over time. With heartfelt regards and warm wishes - Budhaditya Mukherjee - 25-Sep-2016

Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee

What a tremendous pleasure and honor to sing for Raag-Mala here in Toronto. I feel welcomed and warmly appreciated, and inspiration flows. Its always a great experience. Thank you, Mohamed for your tireless and dedicated support. September 25 2016

Warren Senders

Raag-Mala is a unique organization. Its people are the real music lovers. I have been performing for Raag-Mala since last 25 years or more. I would always like to come in the future to meet my friends here.  Mar 25 2017

Pandit Ronu Majumdar

I am very happy to be here for Raag-Mala. Very much divine feelings to play for the Raag-Mala. Very much touched with the organizers. Well take care. My music is always with them !! - Mar 25 2017

S V Ramani

It is a great feeling to perform on my "Mohan Veena" in this beautiful auditorium  of Aga khan Museum, Toronto. I like the ambiance and the sound system. Its lovely to be here.  Thank you Raag-Mala.  April 22 2017

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Its a great pleasure and honor for me to be back again for Raag-Mala. I thank to all members of Raag-Mala for their great effort and continuity for over 35 years. Special thanks for Mr. Khaki ji. Look forward to play again when you have such opportunity again. With my best wishes.. 10-Sep-2017

Indranil Mallick

I feel so honored and happy to play at Raag-Maka. Thank you Mohamed ji for everything you have done for me to come here and share the beautiful time with you all. I will always remember... my regards to you - 9 Sep 2017

Sougata Roy Chowdhury

I really enjoyed being at Raag-Mala. I thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to perform.  It was such a very very wonderful experience for me to perform.  Looking forward to meet once again.  Thank you!

Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil

As usual Raag-Mala is my favorite organization to perform and would love to come here again and again.

Ustad Shahid Parvez

A perfect organization steered by a perfect gentleman (Maganbhai Ambasana).

Pt. Vijay Kichlu

It was really wonderful to be a part of Raag-Mala Toronto. My best wishes to all those associated with Raag-Mala and hope that they carry on with their efforts for the propagation and patronage for Indian classical music in Canada.

Pt. Sandipan Samajpati

We were very very privileged to be invited to perform in Toronto – THE ONLY PLACE IN CANADA – at the end of our tour of USA, this spring of 2014. We owe a huge “thank you” to the audiences of Toronto. I hope that they are as elated to listen to us as we are singing for them!!

Smt. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande

I really appreciate your efforts to keep Raag-Mala going and I wish you all success. We artists are always there to help you in your endeavor.

Smt. Sangeeta Shankar

It was indeed a great pleasure to be in Toronto for Raag-Mala. Raag-Mala is doing a great service to classical music here in Canada, and I wish them all the best.

Pt. Satish Vyas

I feel so honoured and touched to have been invited all through these years, to perform for your esteemed organization. It is truly inspiring and I want to thank you, the board members and the volunteers for the tremendous efforts in putting up such glorious events.

Abhiman Kaushal

I feel really grateful to all of you for the wonderful opportunity to present my music at Raag-Mala Toronto. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality.

Pt. Partho Sarothy

With Raag-Mala, I have felt the psychic presence that I always look for everywhere I go to perform. The inspiration and absorption I received from the audience of Raag-Mala is something I cannot put in words. All I am left with is a soothe, a joy, a peace beyond expression. Dhanyabad Raag-Mala.

Pt. Shantanu Bhattacharyya

For me, playing for Raag-Mala is like coming home. I’ve had such a long association with them, and their support for me and the music has been invaluable in my music career. Their contribution towards preserving our culture in this part of the world is appreciated not only by me, but also so many other artists from our sub-continent.

Ud. Shujaat Khan

I wish Raag-Mala all the best. The work it does is important and central to the culture it serves. Maganbhai, may you have the blessings and the strength of that beautiful culture to spread its message of music.

Pt. Rajiv Taranath

Raag-Mala is a group of real musical people. It helped me playing my best music.

Pt. RonuMajumdar

Raag-Mala is always considered as one of the most respectable organizations of North America in general, and Canada in particular. I and all of us pray to Almighty God for its continuous progress in propagating and perpetuating Indian raag music. I am always there with you.

Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty

To appreciate Indian classical music,one needs a discerning audience. By hosting concerts, Raag-Mala is providing the opportunity for listeners to appreciate this music. (The organizers) of Raag-Mala, who love this music do a great service by bringing musicians and audiences together. It was a great experience singing for Raag-Mala’s audience. Everything was beautifully well-organized.

Dr. Prabha Atre

Contact Us





Raag-Mala
c/o Zahid Khan
53 Havenlea Road
Toronto, Ontario
M1X 1T2

Mohamed Khaki, President
647-523-4983
mkhaki@sympatico.ca

Zahid Khan, Vice-President
416-995-3968
zedmk55@gmail.com
Rishi Misra :
647-521-3816
misra.rishi@gmail.com
Nishant Parekh :
416-795-9216
pnishant@hotmail.com