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3 Events with India's Leading Dhrupad Artists

Come meet India's leading Dhrupad Artists:
Vocalist Nirmalya Dey and percussionist Shyam Mohan on the pakhawaj drum, in any one of the three "baithak" events below. "Baithak" is a Hindi term for a sitting gathering, typically on the floor, close to the artist, without shoes. Chairs will be provided for those who need them.

Sunday, October 7th, Eudora Yoga Center, 2pm - 4pm (click here to register)
Introduction to the voice within - a vocalists perspective that explores the voice and the goal of Dhrupad. Nirmalya ji and Mohanshyam Sharma ji will provide an informal introductory workshop/recital for voice and the diverse rhythms used in Dhrupad. Open to all, musicians and non-musicians. 

Monday, October 8th, 2400 Ohio St, Lawrence, 10am - 12pm
Techniques workshop - Nirmalya ji and Mohanshyam Sharma ji will introduce basic techniques as passed down over hundreds of years in the ancient Dhrupad music tradition including: Kharaj voice culture practice; Sargam scale practice; Nome Tome; Dhamar taal; and a simple bandish in a morning Raaga. No previous musical training required.

Tuesday, October 9th, EYWA Yoga Studio, 110 NE Lyman Rd #201, Topeka, 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Baithak recital - the artists will perform a sample of the diversity of music within the Dhrupad style of music as learnt within their lineage from the legendary gurus, Ustad Zia Moiuddin and Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar brothers. The artists will also share their experience as part of the traditional "guru-shishya parampara" (teacher-student relationship)

Suggested Donation: $20/event at door
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