Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, son of the legendary Rudra Veena maestro Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, will be conducting a course on the concept of Dhrupad in Indian Classical Music at Goa University from October 6 to 19.

He has been invited as a visiting scholar for the Nana Shirgaonkar Chair (named after the late Bhajan singer) in traditional music under the visiting research professor programme of Goa University in collaboration with the department of Art and Culture of the Goa government. The course requires no prior knowledge of the subject.

Dagar Vani style

Belonging to the 20th generation of the Dagar family, Ustad Dagar has been responsible for keeping the Dagar Vani style of Dhrupad alive.

While Ustad Dagar’s music clearly reflects the training he has received from his father, he has incorporated a personal dimension to the depth and exploration of the raga.

Acknowledging his responsibility in taking the Dhrupad tradition to future generations, the Ustad teaches both vocal and instrumental forms of music to students from different backgrounds in various parts of the country in India and also abroad.

In this course, Ustad Dagar will introduce the Dagar tradition in Indian Classical music and will conduct elaborate discussions on aalaap, jod and the jhala.

His course will also give special emphasis on composition and preparedness for musical presentation.

More information regarding the course and registration procedure is available on the website of Goa University.