A mega-mix of several ragas, Bhankari originates with Ramashreya Jha ‘Ramrang’, guru of Rajan Parrikar – who describes it as a “tantalizing melody, blend[ing] facets of Bhatiyar, Jait, Bibhas, and Deshkar while retaining an aesthetic coherence in the end product”. Also appears to draw from Marwa, although recordings are vanishingly rare beyond Ramrang’s originals.
—Ramashreya Jha ‘Ramrang’ (~1990s)—
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