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Music: Dhrupad singing workshop

Dhrupad singers Manoj Saraf and Sulbha Saraf will present a workshop shedding light on this genre. Dhrupad is a vocal genre in Hindustani classical music, said to be the oldest and is still in use. Its name is derived from the words dhruva and pad (verse), where a part of the poem ( dhruv ) is used as a refrain. The term Dhrupad may denote both the verse form of the poetry and the style in which it is sung. Abul Fazl, courtier and chronicler at the court of the Emperor Akbar, defines the dhrupad verse form in his Ain-e-Akbari as “four rhyming lines, each of indefinite prosodic length.” Thematic matter ranges from the religious and spiritual (mostly in praise of Hindu deities) to royal panegyrics, musicology and romance. Though Dhrupad is basically a vocal tradition, its musical aesthetics have been adopted by many instrumentalists.

Venue: The Hive, Khar West

Time: 4 pm

Phone: 96199 62969


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