Author: bhairavi

Dhrupad in the USA

Last month I had the pleasure of touring the USA as a dhrupad singer, playing in a number of cities across the country. I performed traditional ‘jugulbandhi’ (duet) with gurubhai Sou Inoue from Japan, accompanied on pakhawaj by Dnyaneshvara Deshmukh from India. We all trained with the Gundecha Brothers and met at their school, the Dhrupad Sansthan in Bhopal, India. The tour was instigated by our teachers and organised by the Dhrupad Music Institute of America. … Continue readingDhrupad in the USA

Recent study trip to India

I have just returned from a 10 week study trip to my teachers’ school, or ‘gurukul’, in Madya Pradesh, India. The project was largely funded by a grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, which helps artists to develop their skills overseas. The Gundecha’s gurukul (The Dhrupad Sansthan) is situated in a rural environment, just outside of Bhopal, in the central heart of India. Students come from all over India and around the world to study in the ancient dhrupad style of Indian raga music. … Continue readingRecent study trip to India