Dhrupad vocalists - Gundecha Bros

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#1  Postby meena » 26 Mar 2007 08:14

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#2  Postby knandago2001 » 10 Apr 2007 15:47

Thanks Meena, I'm catching up slowly.....
here are links to a wonderful adana by the brothers
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#3  Postby humdinger » 11 Apr 2007 00:54

Thanks Kannadago....the brothers are just amazing! and yaa, adaanaa, they sang it this sunday here at Ramasevamandali Concert! the main item, an astonishing bhagesree, still ringing in my ears. not to belittle the ragas durga, mian malhar and bhairavi that have enchanted me though.
The range, lyrical clarity and their great way of presentation made me fall in love with dhrupad.
And the way they behaved, just stole my heart. When the chief guest came to honour them, both of them stood up and greeted him. some thing that i havent seen in any concert.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful Adaana. Guys dont miss this, its just wonderful.
and for experts: how close is this to Kaanada?
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#4  Postby rajeshnat » 11 Apr 2007 08:49

humdinger wrote:Thanks for sharing this wonderful Adaana. Guys dont miss this, its just wonderful.
and for experts: how close is this to Kaanada?

KAnada vs Adaana .There is a thread that sangeeth rasik championed sometime back , you may find answers there in http://rasikas.org/viewtopic.php?id=663
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#5  Postby humdinger » 11 Apr 2007 16:08

thanks rajesh. big story indeed.
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#6  Postby knandago2001 » 11 Apr 2007 17:09

Here are the links to the second part: the bandish "siva siva.."


humdinger, we also have lovely renderings of Adana and Darbari Kanhada by BGAK saheb in that thread. Makes for interesting comparisons on pakkad / raag chalan etc., in the dhrupad vs khayal mode
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#7  Postby knandago2001 » 17 Apr 2007 18:13

A site for aficionados of rhythm: www.pakhawaj.com

A sampling of Chautaal on the pakhawaj by Raja Chatrapati Singh
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#8  Postby ram » 26 Apr 2007 11:42

Have been hooked to Dhrupad in general and Gundecha Brothers in particular for the past few weeks. Here is a link I found on the net .... don't know if this is a known one .. has some rendititions by the brothers ..... http://www.4shared.com/dir/1907335/59b35153/sharing.html
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#9  Postby coolkarni » 26 Apr 2007 14:18

Great News , Ram.Wonder if it will lead to your covering Dhrupad Concerts in Chennai ,from now on ?
Well here is a WOW excerpt from a DD Bangla Recital.If you have not seen this program , let me know.I Can upload .
But after the April 14th concert is up.(Video has just arrived)

Talking of Dhrupad , it may be news to many that Chennai used to be a Favourite destination for Bhatt and Ginde Duo in the 60s at SGS sabha.My search for these recordings have proven futile , though I can upload one rare track in Jinjhoti.

Here is another track of an artist from a concert in Davangere (or Baroda ? I am not sure ).


a small clip from around the 40th minute of a majestic rendering in Darbari.An artist who is an Engineering Masters (Electrical) from a Canadian University (1969) and spurned a career to learn under Khadim Husain Khan and later RamRao Naik in Bangalore.
Pity , that Chennai Music mandarins have never thought it fit to feature her.
So what do you say ? Shall we take those few steps to 22,10th main Road ,Malleswaram and invite her for a rasika's bash at bangalore ?
Any takers ??

#10  Postby coolkarni » 26 Apr 2007 14:20

And the next time you finish typing your review for the day at 11 pm , just make it a habit to check out DD Bangla, before retiring for the day.
That is the UnGodly Hour when such rare masterpieces are broadcast.

#11  Postby vijay » 26 Apr 2007 15:00

I once heard Abhay Narayan Mallick in Chennai (at the Museum Theatre) and it struck me as very powerful. Gundecha brothers of course performed at the Academy this season. Multani I think it was follwed by Yaman...
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#12  Postby humdinger » 26 Apr 2007 15:09

Ram, dhrupad is like that! after listening to gundechas live here at bangalore, i am in a completely surrendered state to it... :)
thanks for sharing the link.

coolsaab, thanks for those tracks. and its not only bangla, even DD telugu telecasts concerts at 12 midnight! i dont understand whats their point...

who is the artiste you are referring to, would be more than happy to have her sing for us...
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#13  Postby ram » 26 Apr 2007 15:25


Thanks for the tracks. You are a darling !!!!

I am not fit to even talk about Dhrupad as my knowledge about it is very limited. But if I keep getting the supply of great tracks from you on this forum, I am sure I will get more knowledgeable at least to appreciate dhrupad better, if not write about dhrupad concerts.

Much as people would curse DD Bangla, I would actually appreciate their gesture of telecasting concerts late in the night. This will allow me to peacefully listen to concerts after folks at home are done with their saas-bahu serials ;)
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