Pt. Uday Bhawalkar Dhrupad Recital - May 19, 2024

A Dhrupad Vocal Concert featuring Pt. Uday Bhawalkar

Pakhawaj: Shri. Sukhad Manik Munde

Date: Sunday, May 19, 5:00 PM EDT at India International School

$30.00 per ticket

About the artists

Pt. Uday Bhawalkar

Pt. Uday Bhawalkar is among the foremost Dhrupad vocalists and has been a strong force in its growing recognition, popularity and resurgence, worldwide. He is a disciple of Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar(vocal) and Ustaad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar(Rudra- Veena), the towering pillars of the Dhrupad tradition. Udayji believes that when immersed in the note and raga, the self dissolves and only the music remains.

Udayji has an engaging style and is able to reach out and communicate with audiences of all backgrounds. Since his first performance at Bhopal in 1985 Uday has performed in a number of prestigious festivals and events in India and abroad. An inspiring, significant moment was when Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar, the eldest of the Dagar family, on hearing Uday perform in 1987, blessed him with a gold medal. In 2004, at the Prithvi music festival Udayji performed with the legendary Ustaad Zakir Hussain who played the Pakhawaj with him. Udayji has widely performed in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Israel, Morocco, Bangladesh and Nepal. He has also collaborated with artists from other disciplines and cultures. Udayji has contributed to the soundtracks for international arts films.

He has taught internationally at institutions such as the Rotterdam Music Conservatory, The University of Washington, Seattle and the Asian music circuit, London. He is a Guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy at Kolkata, Benegal Foundation’s ”Parampara Sangeetalay”, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Shri. Sukhad Manik Munde

Sukhad was born in a musical family of Great Pakhawaj Maestro Pt.Manik Munde. 

Sukhad started talim(training) at the age of 6 yrs under Guru-Shishya Parampara from his Father & Guru, Pt.Manik Munde, well-known Pakhawaj Maestro Worldwide.

Sukhad got SWAR-GYAN from the well-known Dhrupad Guru Pt. Uday Bhawalkar. He has accompanied instrumentalists, kathak dancers and vocalists in India and accompanied them on several international tours. 

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