S h w e t a   j h a v e r i : SHRUTI . RAGA . INVOCATION

: About creations :
Shweta Jhaveri's creations are her musical thoughts, compositions or innovations vocally performed by her.
: Saraswati bãni   : Cosmic Khayãls   : S R I

: Please NOTE :
Saraswati vãni's music is sung purely in Hindustani classical vocal music traditions. Please support maintain the purity of this kind of music by not adapting it to other genre-s.

Saraswati bãni is Shweta Jhaveri's creation in Hindustani classical vocal music. It collectively presents her Khayãl, Dhrupad, Tarãnã, Bhajan and Rãga creations sung by her since her teenage for the past 40 years. Preserving North-Indian classical music under the Mewati traditions, Shweta has also vocally performed her compositions in many rãga-s such as Jog, Abhogi, Yaman, chandrakauns, PuriyãDhanãshri and her rãga creations such as KrishnaBhairavi and Nirmohi.

In Hindustani classical music the term bãni in Hindi is the same as vãni. Saraswati Bãni here means musical language or style. Its' vocal compositional style is related to or influenced by Dhrupad hence this creation is named Bãni and it can also be pronounced as SaraswatiVãni. The North-Indian bãni is different than the South-Indian bãni. Saraswati vãni's music is performed with traditional manner. Shweta being one of the names of or derived from Saraswati, this creation is named so and dedicates to music.

(( Bãje bãje / Yaman

(( Chandrakauns

(( Sajan / childhood excerpt 1974

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Remembering the legendary musician Ali Akbar khan
on his 100th birth-anniversary in 2022 :

Shweta Jhaveri's homage to her revered Mentor :   (( Manjh Khamaj 

One of her favourite ragas created by legendary musician Ali Akbar khan that she performs and learnt from him as a vocalist of the Maihar Symphony led and composed by him. As a resident guest faculty for 10 years at the Ali Akbar College of Music in California since 1990 she was encouraged and inspired by her Mentor to whom she is ever grateful.
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About  S R I : Shweta jhaveri's  Shruti Raga Invocation denotes microtone, sentiment, soulful music. Shruti is the audible musical sound in the form of a microtone. Sentiment (rasa) is the heart of a Raga(Raaga). Invocation is soulful music.

Shweta Jhaveri gratefully remembers her Guru Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj,
his soulful music and her early years of tutelage.

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  Early years excerpts

 (( KrishnaBhairavi
 Raga creation/Shweta Jhaveri
 khayãl-madhyalaya Teentaal

 Concert excerpts:NewZealand
Tabla:Manjit Singh
Samir Bhalodkar

 (( Tarana
 Tarana in Ektaal

:   Shweta jhaveri's  
  Shruti Raga Invocation   :

About : S R I
Shruti.Raga.Invocation denotes microtone, sentiment, soulful music.
Shruti is the audible musical sound in the form of a microtone.
Raga (Raaga) has sentiment (rasa) as it's heart.
Invocation is soulful music.

Shweta jhaveri through  S R I  continues to preserve and foster appreciation & artistry of the rich traditions of North Indian Classical Vocal music. Excerpts of her concerts & recordings, Mewati traditions music, Saraswati vãni, other musical works performed by her, interviews, music forum with her students & music lovers will be presented here.

" Shruti is the audible musical sound in the form of a microtone."

Shruti is traditionally described in music as 'one which can be heard as musical sound is shruti'.

There are 22 shruti-s widely accepted in North-Indian classical music. Swara-s are based on shruti-s. In vocal music the subtleties of shruti-s can enhance and unfold a raga beautifully.

" Raga (Raaga) is melodic, aesthetic, scientific,
improvised with a group of specific notes
bound by traditional rules and characteristics,
expressive of a sentiment (rasa) that colours the mind,
pleases the soul."

Raga (Raaga) has its characteristics such as ascending/Aaroha & descending/Avaroha movements, Vaadi & Samvaadi / Main & Assistant notes, Anuvaadi/ notes other than vaadi-samvaadi, Rasa / sentiment, Prahar/ the time of the day for raga-performance, Chalan / raga's gait and a few other subtleties with which it is improvised. Raga is pronounced as Raaga in Indian classical music.
An invocation on Sound
( performed by Shweta Jhaveri in concerts )

' Naada rupa param brahma '
Sound is God

Universal self is the nature of sound.

Supreme God is the nature of sound.

Universal energy is the nature of sound.

Therefore the Creation has sound as its own self.

S h w e t a  J h a v e r i : C O S M I C   K H A Y A L S :    

: W O R L D   M U S I C
& Indian Classical  R Ã G A :

Hailed by Billboard and Pulse as one of the most innovative Indian vocalists Shweta Jhaveri is a premier Hindustani classical vocalist to perform raga with western musicians. Shweta Jhaveri's Cosmic Khayals has presented her as a North-Indian classical vocalist and also a composer-songwriter in raga based World music. Since her twenties her past recordings such as 'the Court Musicians' had featured raga-aalãps, 'Anahita' with lyrics in Hindi was sung-composed by her in 1990s, 'Huge' featured her western lyrics in raga-s. She has also lent her voice for other musical works. In the current years she has sung and composed more of Hindustani classical music following the traditions.

(( Invocation
Raga : Bilaskhani Todi
"Lagi mohe ratana"

Featured song-lyric :
from CD 'Huge'

" The Creator "

Wonderful worlds astonish me.
Colours of the earth, of the sea-s,
of the seasons, astonish me.

Your crystal eyes, your gentle smile,
your mysterious gaze, astonish me.

The sailing skies, the floating Moon,
the rising Sun on the horizon,
astonish me.

You make me smile you are my delight
You make me love you are my life
You make me feel you are my heart
You make me heal you are my soul
You, only you, astonish me.
Wonderful worlds astonish me.

(( Sound of love
Raga : Hansadhwani
"Love lives and only lives on"

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