Friday, May 6, 2011

Concert! FRIDAY MAY 20, 8PM - Dhrupad Vocalist Ud. Wasifuddin Dagar in NYC!

FRIDAY MAY 20 @ 8:00 PM
HarmoNYom presents as part of The Music Room Project!

Wsifuddin Dagar Music Room
 (Photo courtesy: S. Thanthoni)

North Indian Maestro Dhrupad Vocalist Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar.

Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar was honored by the President of India with the Padma Shri award in 2010. 
The Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilan award in India.

Accompanied by Qamar Dagar & Laurence Bastit on tanpura  
& Mohan Shyam Sharma on Pakhwaj.  
Venue: Mandala @ Anamika Navatnam (Doors open at 7:15pm)
344 West 38 St. (8/9 Aves), 5 Fl., New York, NY - Directions  
Subways: A/C/E to Port Authority and 1/2/3, N/Q/R, 7 to Times Square/42 Street

Tickets: $40, $25 (Students w/ID, Seniors and Children - 18)
Tickets online (Limited Space):     


Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar represents the 20th generation of dedicated dagarvani, dhrupad singers in the Dagar family. He is the nephew of Ustad N. Zahiruddin Dagar and son of Ustad N. Faiyazuddin Dagar, the legendary younger "Dagar Brothers". Though traditionally his family has always performed dhrupad as a duet (jugalbandi), Wasif (shortened name) successfully presents the dynamic of a duet in a solo performance by maintaining the distinct musical approaches and styles of both his father and uncle.

Wasif's early training was with his uncle Ustad N. Zahiruddin Dagar, and his father Ustad N. Faiyazuddin Dagar. Wasif also had the good fortune of the tutelage of his grand uncle Ustad Rahimuddin Khan Dagar, a dhrupad exponent and his grandfather's younger brother. Other elders including uncles Ustad N. Aminuddin Dagar, and Ustad N. Mohiuddin Dagar (renowned vina virtuoso) have also greatly influenced him. Wasif continues to benefit from the knowledge, experience and guidance of his uncles Ustad. R. Fahimuddin Dagar, Ustad Z. Fariduddin Dagar, and Ustad. H. Sayeeduddin Dagar. 

Since the demise of his uncle Ustad N. Zahiruddin Dagar in 1994, Wasif has been carrying on the tradition of Dagarvani solo.


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