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Concert Tour Announcement (November 17,2006- December 16,2006)

Wasif Ensemble In Concert

Dagarvani is pleased to announce the following concerts 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.


Concert : November 25, 2006, 8:00 PM, Opera de Lille,Lille

Dhrupad Concert as part of the Grande Nuit Des Ragas. Location  : Opera de Lille, 2 rue des bons-Enfants B.P. 133/F-59001 Lille cedex Contact  : Phone - 03 28 38 40 50

Concert: December 09, 2006, 9:30 PM, Maison des Arts, Créteil

A concert of dhrupad at the "Happy Inde.." festival at Maison des Arts in Créteil, Paris. Maison des Arts Calendar page describes the "Happy Inde.." festival here. Location  : Maison des Arts, Créteil, Paris Contact  :

Concerts: December 11, 2006, 10:30 AM and 8:30 PM, Theatre 13, 13th arrondissement near Metro Glaciere, Paris.

Wasifuddin Dagar and Mohan Shyam Sharma perform at Theatre 13 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris near Metro Glaciere.

There are two concerts, a morning session at 10:30AM, and an evening concert at 8:30PM. Advance booking is compulsory and can be done on the phone at 01 45 88 62 22. Tickets are 15 euros (regular) or and 11 euros (youth under 26 years, unemployed, local residents, groups of ten or more people, or members of the theatre group). The venue is 103A, boulevard Auguste Blanqui, 75013 Paris. The nearest subway station is Glaciere. For more information, please visit Location  : Theatre13, 103A, boulevard Auguste Blanqui, 75013 Paris Contact  : Phone - 01 45 88 62 22

Concert: December 16, 2006, 8:00 PM, Tourcoing

The Maisons-Folie invites you to a concert in dhrupad. Location  : Maisons-Folie, Tourcoing Contact  : To be announced.


Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar, dhrupad singer.

Ustad 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.

They will be accompanied by Qamar Dagar, and Laurence Bastit on the tanpuras.


For more information, please contact dagarvani at dhrupad (AT) gmail (DOT) com. The artists can also be contacted at (Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 40 64 21) during the tour for individual tutorial sessions.

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