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Sitar, Imdad Khani Gharana

Shankar-guitar, Imdad Khani Gharana

bansuri, Maihar Gharana

Dhrupad Vocal, Dagarvani

Dhrupad Vocal, Dagarvani
Sarod, Senia Bangash Gharana

Vocal, Hindustani
Sitar, Imdad Khani Gharana

Gottuwadhyam, Carnatic
szitár, Imdad Khani Gharana
Shankar-guitar, Imdad Khani Gharana


Dhrupad Vocal

Ghatam, Kanjira, Carnatic

Sarod, Senia Bangash Gharana

Vocal, Carnatic

Qawwali, Pakistan
Qawwali, Pakistan
Sarod, Shahjahanpur Gharana
Sitar, Imdad Khani Gharana

Violin, Carnatic

Dhrupad Vocal

Imdad Khani Sitar
Masters of Percussion

Carnatic Bansuri
Imdadkhani Sitar

khyal Vocal
Maihar Gharana Sarod

Masters of Indian Classical Music X.

13.11.2010. Saturday
Trafó, Budapest 20.00

Gundecha Brothers

The most famous Dhrupad singer brothers of India!
Dhrupad – The oldest, most meditative music form of India!

Pandit Ramakant Gundecha - vocal
Pandit Umakant Gundecha - vocal

Akhilesh Gundecha - Pakhawaj
Anant Gundecha - Tanpura
Madhu Sudhan - Tanpura

From 19.15 we were showing the Dhrupad - a documentary film!

Watch a few minutes of the Trafo concert here:

photos by Daniel Zafir ©

Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are India's leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music. They are among the most active performers of Dhrupad in Indian and international circuits. Born in Ujjain in Central India, both were initiated into music by their parents.

Gundecha Brothers received conventional university education and learned the Dhrupad vocal art under the renowned Dhrupad vocalist Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and also with Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (the distinguished performer of Rudra-Vina) in Dhrupad Kendra, Bhopal.

The Gundecha Brothers have sung great Hindi poetry by Tulsidas, Kabir, Padmakar, Nirala in Dhrupad style. They have recorded more than 40 CDs by reputed record companies, like H.M.V, Music Today, Rhythm House, Senseworld Music, Sundaram Records, IPPNW Concerts Berlin, Navras and Audio Rec. London.

They have also sung for many television channels in India and have been broadcasted on British, U.S., German and French, Japan and Australian Radio as well. As well as being an integral part of all of India's prestigious music festivals, the Gundecha Brothers have also performed at many important international music festivals and institutions in about 25 countries in Europe, U.S.A, Australia, Japan, Egypt, Singapore, Bangladesh, U.A.E and Hongkong.

Winners of national and international awards:

• Sanskriti Award (1994)
• Kumar Gandharva Award (1998)
• Dagar Gharana Award (2001)
• Best Music Direction: Rajat Kamal - National Film Award for (2006)

The official website of the Gundecha Brothers: