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Thaat:
Kafi
Time:
Midnight
Vadi/Samvadi:
, 
Jati:
Sampurna-Sampurna
Mood:
Bhakti (Devotion), Chanchal (Lively), Karun (Sad, Compassionate), Shringar (Romantic)
Kafi is the representative raag of the Kafi thaat. It has all the seven notes both in
Ascending movement of notes
aroh
and
Descending movement of notes
avaroh
. and are
A flat note
komal
and the remaining notes are shudh. Mostly this raga is used for semi-classical presentations like Thumri, Tappa, Hori etc. A majority of the compositions will have descriptions of Holi festival and its celebrations. Sometimes to add more emotions
A natural note (corresponds to notes in Western major scale)
shuddha
and are also used, in which case it is called Mishra Kafi.