The Lyrical Tradition of Dhrupad - Uday Bhawalkar

Posted By MiOd On Monday, December 23, 2013 Under
[06]. Uday Bhawalkar - Dagarvani, 1998

This is an extremely compelling performance, with powerful command and a wide range of nuance. It was quite eye-opening to me, and shows some of the ideas of Uday Bhawalkar's teacher Z.M. Dagar, yet in an overall style beginning to take on its own originality. Although not a Dagar per se, Bhawalkar (taught by Z. Fariduddin Dagar after Z.M. Dagar's death) is extremely impressive here.
Uday Bhawalkar (b.1966) certainly makes one feel confident in the future of dhrupad, as he is obviously blessed with great talent.

Born in 1966 at Jaora (M. P.) in family of musicians, Uday Bhawalkar has studied classical singing since he was 8 years old. After the cursus of the music school of Ujjain, he received the Allauddin Khan Sangeet Academi Grant and became the student of Fariduddin Dagar in Bhopal. Since 1985 and until his death, the great master Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (rudraveena) has taught him the dhrupad of the Dagarvani. In 1987 he received the National Grant for Dhrupad, then the Gold Medal of Dhrupad from the hands of Aminuddin Dagar (The Dagar Brothers). He gave his first concert in Bhopal in 1985. He has toured a lot in India in very famous festivals ("Tansen Samaroh" of Gwalior, "Dhrupad Samaroh" of Bhopal, "Amir Khan Samaroh" of Indore...) and in Europe ("Masters of the Raga" in Holland "Otono Music Festival" in Spain, "Sangeet Parampara Festival" in Berlin). In 1988 he became an artist of All India radio.

Manik Munde (pakhwaj), born in 1960, has studied pakhwaj from a very great master : Pt Amarnath Mishra from Benares. He is a known instrumentist in India.

1. Rag Gurjari Todi - Alap
2. Rag Gurjari Todi - Jor
3. Rag Gurjari Todi - Jhala
4. Rag Gurjari Todi - Dhrupad - Sul Tal
5. Rag Gurjari Todi - Dhrupad - Tivra Tal

Uday Bhawalkar - vocals
Manik Munde - pakhawaj

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