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Concert Tour Announcement (October 21,2005- November 20,2005)

Wasif Ensemble In Concert

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


SCHEDULE

Concert and Workshop: October 22-28, 2005, Seattle, WA

Dhrupad Concert and workshop at University of Washington, Seattle.

Workshop: Wednesday-Thursday, October 26-27, 7:30 PM

                 Room 213, Music Building, University of Washington
                 Fees: $40

Concert  : Friday, October 28, 8:00 PM

                 Brechemin Auditorium, Music Building, University of Washington
                 Tickets: $15

Location  : University of Washington, Seattle Contact  : Vijay Kumar, vijay_ji AT hotmail DOT com


Baithak: Saturday, October 29, 11:00 PM Guri Singh invites you to a late evening baithak. This is an intimate baithak with seating for only 40. Please not the late start, and call ahead.

Location: CFMG-Studio Nine, 11047 Balsam Street,

               Westminster, CO 80021

Contact : Guri Singh: (303)263-4909 Tickets  : $40

Workshop: November 01 - November 05, 2005, 7:00 PM Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

A Dhrupad Workshop in the guru-shishya tradition at the Stanford. Location: EV Cottage Room, Escondido Village,

               Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Contact: Anmol Paralkar, (dhrupad AT gmail DOT com) Fees: $125 (five sessions) or $30 per session. Seating is limited, please call ahead.

Concert: November 06, 2005, 6:30 PM, Sunnyvale, CA

Dagarvani.org invites you to an evening of dhrupad Location: Sunnyvale Performing Arts Center Theatre,

               550 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA

Contact : Anmol Paralkar, (dhrupad AT gmail DOT com) Tickets  : $20.

Lecture/Demonstration: November 07, 2005, 7:00 PM Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Dagarvani.org and Sanskriti rinvite you to a lecture/demonstration of dhrupad Location: EV Cottage Room, Escondido Village,

               Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Contact : Anmol Paralkar, (dhrupad AT gmail DOT com) Fees  : $20, free to Stanford affiliates (stanford affiliates, contact: Vineeta Agarwala, vineeta AT stanford DOT edu)


Concert: November 09 2005, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

The Chicago Cultural Center invites you to a concert in dhrupad. Location: Preston Bradley Hall,

              78 E. Washington Street, Chicago

Contact : Brian Keigher, Department of Cultural Affairs (312) 744-6630 Tickets  : Free, open to public.

Baithak: November 10, 2005, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Classical music enthusiasts at UIUC organize an intimate evening of dhrupad. Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Contact: Rajib Doogar, doogar AT uiuc DOT edu Tickets  : Contact the organizer.

Concert: November 12, 2005 Providence, RI

India Museum and Heritage Society and Arun Agarwal invite you to an afternoon of dhrupad. Location: To be announced. Contact: Arun Argarwal (508) 676 5706, raagmaala AT peoplepc DOT com Tickets  : Contact the organizer.

Concert: November 13, 2005, Monmouth Junction, NJ

India Academy of Performing Arts invites you to an evening of dhrupad. Location: Monmouth Junction, New Jersey Contact: Krishna Hegde (731) 821 7251, email AT iapa-usa DOT org Tickets  : Contact the organizers.

Concert: November 15, 2005, Williamsport, PA

Vinay Bahl and Lycoming College invite you to an evening of dhrupad. Location: Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA Contact: Vinay Bahl, vbahl AT pct DOT edu Tickets  : Contact the organizers.

Concert: November 17, 2005, New York, NY

World Music Institute, New York organizes an evening of dhrupad. Location: Leonard Nimoy Thalia at the Symphony Space,

              95th and Symphony, New York, NY

Contact: World Music Institute, (212) 545 7536, wmi AT worldmusicinstitute DOT org Tickets  : $25 (Friends of WMI: $21)

Concert: November 19, 2005, 7:00 PM Woodstock, NY

An evening of dhrupad in Woodstock, NY. Location: MountainView Studios,

              Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY

Contact : Martin Brading, (845) 679 2625, martinbrading108 AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk Tickets  : $15

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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 detailed 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.

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For more information, please contact dagarvani at dhrupad (AT) gmail (DOT) com or (408) 247 4131

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