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The Suitability of Natural Acoustics for Dhrupad

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My Guru Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar would often speak of the difficulty of presenting the subtle aspects of sound and resonance in dhrupad with microphones and amplification. I have found that the most satisfying performances are always in fine natural acoustics. One of my favourite recordings is this one in a small space in Copenhagen with a high ceiling and wonderful acoustics.

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February 11, 2016 at 7:22 am

Nasir Aminuddin Dagar – Raga Purvi

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Nasir Aminuddin DagarUstad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar sings Raga Purvi – recorded Nasir Aminuddin Dagarfrom a radio broadcast in the 1960s by Maharawal Mahipalsinghji Sab of Dungarpur. Accompaniment to Chowtal composition on Tabla. Names of Tabla and Sarangi accompanists not known. As in all his early performances the tanpura is tuned higher in D# than the lower B or B flat that he used later.

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January 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Dhrupad Alap and Dhamar Bageshree – Ashish Sankrityayan, Mohan Shyam Sharma

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Short Alap in Bageshree followed by Dhamar (14 beats) by Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj.

Tanpura Anatoli Lomonosov

14th November 2012 Great Guild Hall Riga Latvia.

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January 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Dhamar In Khamaj – Ashish Sankrityayan, Dalchand Sharma

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Short Alap and Dhamar in Khamaj – Ashish Sankrityayan, Dalchand Sharma.

Dhrupad Alap – Raga Bageshree

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Dhrupad Alap in Raga Bageshree – excerpt from a concert – Ashish Sankrityayan

CDS AND DVDS OF DHRUPAD ON CDBABY– Miya Ki Malhar Abhogi and LalitYaman and Malkauns

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June 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Elder Dagar Brothers Raga Desi

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Elder Dagar Brothers Nasir Moinuddin and Nasir Aminuddin Dagar

Here is a recording made from a radio broadcast in 1965 of Ustads Nasir Moinuddin and Nasir Aminuddin Dagar singing Raga Desi – Alap followed by the Dhamar ‘udho tuma jaaye kaho hari paas tuma bina kaiso phaaguna maas’. This recording is from the collection of Maharawal Mahipalsinghji Sab of Dungarpur.

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Miya Ki Malhar Abhogi and LalitYaman and Malkauns