Uday Bhawalkar (Dhrupad Vocal)
Pratap Awad (Pakhawaj)

Saturday June 20 2020,
8:00PM CDT / 9:00PM EDT / 6:00PM PDT / 6:30AM IST (June 21 2020)

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The concerts in this series will be FREE. However, we strongly urge you to donate generously to the COVID-19 relief effort organized by IAM. A donation of $25 or higher (as you can afford) is recommended. All proceeds (100%) from this virtual concert series will go to IAM’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to help Minnesotans in need.

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About the Artists

Uday Bhawalkar
(Dhrupad Vocal)

Uday Bhawalkar is among the foremost Dhrupad vocalists and has been a strong force in its growing recognition, popularity and resurgence, worldwide. He’s a disciple of Ustaad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (vocal) and Ustaad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (Rudra-Veena), the towering pillars of the Dhrupad tradition . Uday believes that when immersed in the note and raga, the self dissolves and only the music remains.  Uday has an engaging style and is able to reach out and communicate with audiences of all backgrounds. Since his first performance at Bhopal in 1985 Uday has performed in a number of prestigious festivals and events in India and abroad. An inspiring, significant moment was when Ustaad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar, the eldest of the Dagar family, on hearing Uday perform in 1987 ,blessed him ,with a gold medal . In 2004 at the Prithvi music festival Uday performed with the legendary Ustaad Zakir Hussain who played the Pakhawaj with him. Uday has widely performed in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Japan and Israel. He has also collaborated with artists from other disciplines and cultures. Uday has contributed to the soundtracks for international arts films.

He has taught internationally at institutions such as the Rotterdam Music Conservatory, The University of Washington, Seattle and the Asian music circuit, London, to name a few. He is a Guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy at Kolkata, Benegal Foundation’s “Parampara Sangeetalay”, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Avartan Gurukul,
Pune.  In recognition for his artistry he has received many prestigious awards including the Kumar Gandharva Samman given by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (2001) and the Raza Foundation Award (2007) given personally by the eminent painter S H Raza.

Pratap Awad (Pakhawaj)

Pratap Awad began learning Pakhawaj at an early age from Pandit Subhash Maharaj Deshmukh. He has also studied under Pandit Uddhav Aapegaonkar and Pandit Vasantrao Ghorpadkar. Pratap has given solo performances and accompanies many Dhrupad musicians both in India and abroad. He has also participated in many cross-cultural fusion experiments. He is the recipient of many awards and scholarships and performs on TV and radio.


IMSOM's Spring 2020 Concert Series has been is made possible in part, by the UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell & US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand & family, and the generosity of IMSOM’s members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St. Paul).

For further information contact:

Ameeta Kelekar
Abhinav Sharma


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