Kafi is a popular springtime raga from northern India. On this page you will learn the scale and hear a variety of performances.
Kafi Scale Exercises
In this video, Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches a common scale exercise on bamboo flute (bansuri).
Scale up: SRgmPDnS
Scale down: SnDPmgRS
Sa, Shuddh Re, Komal Ga, Shuddh Ma, Pa, Shuddh Dha, Komal Ni, High Sa
PDnS PDnS | PDnS PDnS
DnSR DnSR | DnSR DnSR
etc up the scale then back down
Tanpura is set at Sa = 3 holes down = F (+8 cents)
Recorded at Villa Carmen Biological Station, Peru on March 1st, 2016.
Kafi Alap – Bamboo Flute in the Swamps
Dr. Kerry Kriger plays alap in Raag Kafi. Filmed in Congaree National Park in South Carolina on December 2, 2014. Sa is at F.
Kafi Teental Gat – Bamboo Flute In The Swamps
Dr. Kerry Kriger plays a gat in Raag Kafi. Filmed in Congaree National Park in South Carolina on December 2, 2014. Sa is at F.
“Superb Kerry! Fantastic… Awesome playing!! I learn so many things like gamaks and other styles from you through YouTube. Keep uploading some more Kerry! So that will be best and great for those learners of Indian Classical Flute like me.” — Sarbajit Rai
Bamboo Flute in the Tropical Dry Forest (Kerry Kriger plays Kafi – Part 1)
Dr. Kerry Kriger performs Kafi on bansuri (bamboo flute), live in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica. January 18, 2015
Bamboo Flute in the Tropical Dry Forest (Kerry Kriger plays Kafi – Part 2)
Dr. Kerry Kriger plays Kafi, an afternoon melody from northern India. Recorded live in plays Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica. January 18, 2015
Alap – Bansuri – Kafi raga – Kerry Kriger
Dr. Kerry Kriger plays alap in Kafi, a north Indian melody of the late afternoon and springtime.
Kerry Kriger Plays Bansuri at Ben Boyd National Park, Australia – Kafi
Dr. Kerry Kriger plays alap in raag Kafi on bansuri (bamboo flute), live at Ben Boyd National Park in southeast New South Wales, Australia, November 2005.