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Dhrupad Concert (U.K.): Bahauddin Dagar on Rudra Veena

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 3, 2009

Bahauddin Dagar is one of India’s most talented Dhrupad musicians specialized in the ancient rudra veena instrument. He represents the 20th generation of dhurpad musicians in the Dagar family and the Dagar parampara of the Dagarbani school of Dhrupad music. Dhrupad, which has associations with ancient temple music, is India’s oldest form vocal still performed today. Bahauddin Dagar began his training under the tutelage of his father, the great Rudra-Veena maestro, Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar at the age of eleven.

@ Darbar Festival 2006

@ Darbar Festival 2006

After the demise of his father, he continued training in music under the able guidance of his uncle Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, an eminent Dhrupad vocalist. He has performed in prestigious Sammelans and Samaroahs in India and abroad.

Bahauddin Dagar last performed in the UK in 2006 at the Darbar Festival. It was a memorable concert.

He has also recorded with labels such as : Music Today (India); Makars (France); Indian Music Archives (USA). He has been featured in various Classical Music programmes on the Doordarshan (CPC, and National) Channels; Star Plus Channel (Ninad); and on the Music Asia Channel. He has also featured in the documentary film – Dhrupad, 1983 and the feature film The Cloud Door, 1994 both directed by Mani Kaul.

Date:   Thursday, December 17, 2009
Time:    7:45pm – 10:00pm
Location: Yehudi Mennuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey
City/Town: Church Cobham, United Kingdom

Tickets: £15
Tel: 08700 842020 (U.K.)

Dhrupad: Raga Bageshri – Part 1 – Bahauddin Dagar

Dhrupad: Raga Bageshri – Part 2 – Bahauddin Dagar


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