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AKHILESH GUNDECHA DHRUPAD PAKHAWAJ WORKSHOP, BOLOGNA 2003

BalaSreekandath_ Shared By BalaSreekandath_ on 19-Jan-2012 -- 03:40 AM

In 2003, the Gundecha Brothers held a Dhrupad workshop at the University of Bologna. This movie shows a part of the student performance at the completion of the 7 day workshop. The pakhawaj player is Akhilesh Gundecha. The taal [time cycle] is chautaal [12 beats].
Dhrupad is the oldest extant tradition of classical Indian music. The Gundecha Brothers are amongst the most respected and active performers of the Dagar tradition of Dhrupad. They studied under the eminent gurus, Zia Mohiuddin and Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Srikant Mishra.
The Gundecha Brothers run a school for Dhrupad music in a beautiful and peaceful rural setting on the edge of Bhopal, India. More information can be found on their website www.dhrupad.org

 

 

 

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