Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar - Dagar The Pathway

Posted By MiOd On Friday, July 12, 2013 Under
Born in Delhi in 1969 Ustad (maestro) Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar (or Wasif for short) descends from a long line of 'dhrupad' singers. Under the tutelage of his father and uncle, he began his musical training at the age of five. For many years he performed alongside his uncle as his duet partner. Following his uncle's death in 1994, Wasif embaked upon a solo career. He has toured in both Europe and the United States, including a concert for the United Nations "Millenium World Peace Summit".

The album features a performance given on 16th June 2007, in the Grand Auditorium of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, at a memorial concert paying tribute to Deben Bhattacharya, the renowned Indian musicologist. The first raga, "Bhimpalasi", is a raga of the afternoon, it has a calm, quiet majesty and opens with the meditative 'alap'. In the second stage of the dhrupad, Wasif is accompanied by Mohan Shyam Sharma on the pakhavaj (a double-headed barrel drum). The next item in the concert is the raga "Adana", it is traditionally played between the hours of midnight and three a.m. and considered one of the most popular varieties. For the final raga Wasif chose a gentle rendition of raga "Bengal" sung on this recording without pakhavaj accompaniment.

1. Raga Bhimpalasi - Alap - Vilambit, Madhya and Drut
2. Raga Bhimpalasi - Composition and Layakari - Kunjan mein rachyo naas in 12-beat Chautaal
3. Raga Adana - Dhrupad Composition and Layakari
4. Raga Bengal Bhairaw - Composition - Aye ri aye maa

FLAC (EAC Rip): 515 MB | MP3 - 320 kbs: 260 MB | Booklet Scans

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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