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Concert Tour Announcement (October 21,2004- November 25,2004)

Wasif Ensemble In Concert

Dagarvani is pleased to announce the fall tour of the Dagar ensemble, including concerts and workshops in classical vocal music and Dhrupad with Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar assisted by Mohan Shyam Sharma (Pakhawaj). In addition, the musicians may be available for one-on-one lessons, for which arrangements can be made using the contacts below.


Lecture/Demonstration: 7:00PM, Thursday, October 21,2004, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Asian Americal Cultural Center, Yale Department of music, and other organizations presents a public dhrupad lecture and demonstration. Location: Branford College, Common Room Contact: Geetanjali Singh Chanda, geetanjali.chanda AT yale DOT edu Fees: Free (open to the public)

Concert:3:00PM,Sunday October 24,2004, Providence, Rhode Island.

India Museum and Heritage Society and Arun Agarwal invite you to an afternoon of dhrupad. Location: Mahatma Gandhi Center, 58 Tell St, Providence, RI Contact: Kulbhushan Chaudhary (401) 369 0177,

              Arun Argarwal (508) 676 5706, indianmusic AT juno DOT com

Fees: $10.00 (Seating is limited, please call ahead).

Lecture/Demonstration:October 26, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson college hosts a lecture/demonstration of dhrupad. Location: Davidson College, Davidson, NC Contact: Dr. Jennifer Stasack, (704) 894 2353, jestasack AT davidson DOT edu

Workshop and Lecture/Demonstration: October 29-31, Charlotte, North Carolina

Sarla Kumar invites you to a short workshop and lecture demonstration of dhrupad at her residence. Location: 6506 Silver Fox Road, Charlotte, NC Contact: Sarla Kumar (704) 846 4423, sksangeet AT carolina.rr DOT com

Concert:Wednesday, November 10, 2004 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth (SPICMACAY) invites you to a public dhrupad concert. Location: Music Building Auditorium Contact: Parag Ghosh (217) 333 5224, pghosh AT uiuc DOT edu Fees: Free (open to public)

Workshop: Tuesday, November 16 - Monday, November 22, 2004, Sunnyvale, CA

Dagarvani invites you to workshops on dhrupad. Location: Sunnyvale, CA Contact: (408 ) 720 6878, dhrupad AT gmail DOT com Fees: $150 (regular), $100(student), single workshop: $50 (regular)

Baithak: Sunday, November 21, Sunnyvale, CA Dagarvani invites you to a morning of dhrupad. Location: Sunnyvale, CA Contact: (408 ) 720 6878, dhrupad AT gmail DOT com Fees: $50 (regular)


Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar, dhrupad singer.

Born on 15 April 1969 at New Delhi, F.Wasifuddin Dagar represents the 20th successive generation of dhrupad singers in the Dagar family. He is the son of Ustad N. Faiyazuddin Dagar, the youngest of the well-known “Dagar brothers”, and the grandson of Ustads Nasiruddin Dagar and Hussainuddin Dagar. He has received Dagarvani dhrupad training from his father as well as other Dagar stalwarts of his father’s generation. Being his generation’s flagbearer of the Dagar family tradition, he is a popular and highly-regarded musician on the Hindustani music scene in India and elsewhere. His singing is noted for elaborate and subtle alaps,delicate voice modulations and powerful gamaks. For extensive biographical and bibliographical information, see his page.

Mohan Shyam Sharma, pakhawaj The leading pakhawaj master of his generation, Mohan has held the distinguished classification of an A-grade Artist of All India Radio since 1987. He has participated in a variety of prestigious local and national radio and television programs since that time. His accomplishments include a wide range of accompanying performances with the leading practitioners of vocal and instrumental music in the ancient Dhrupad style. He has appeared widely in performances in Europe, Great Britain, the former Soviet Union, Japan and throughout South Asia. His performances included three appearances with the legendary Ravi Shankar, including a major concert in New York City at Carnegie Hall.

For more information, please contact dagarvani at dhrupad (AT) gmail (DOT) com or (408) 720 6878

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