The Senior Dagar Brothers Nasir Moinuddin Dagar & Nasir Aminuddin Dagar dhrupad vocal
Purushottam Das pakhawaj Rags Bihag, Kamboji, Malkosh Calcutta, June 1955
This 2-CD set presents an entire, full-length Calcutta music circle concert of these legendary dhrupadiyas. Many famous musicians including Pt. Mani Ram (guru and elder brother of Pt. Jasraj) were among those present. The renowned Sri Purushottam Das of Nathdwara temple (Rajasthan) accompanied on pakhawaj.
CD1 Total time 60:34
1 Bihag alap 43:23
2 Bihag dhrupad words 0:39
3 Bihag dhrupad chautal 16:32
CD2 Total time 68:04
1 Kamboji alap 29:08
2 Kamboji dhrupad 13:14
3 Malkosh alap 19:33
4 Malkosh dhrupad 5:59
RAGA-221AB ADD mono
Cover: Moinuddin and Aminuddin Dagar. Alain Daniélou
photo courtesy Jacques Cloarec. Centerfold: Dagar ensemble, 1950s.
Courtesy Philippe Bruguière.
Back cover: Hussain Sayeeduddin, Nasir Zahiruddin, Rahim Fahimuddin, Nasir Aminuddin, Zia Mohiuddin, Zia Fariduddin and Nasir Faiyazuddin Dagar. Yvan Trunzler photo courtesy Philippe Bruguière.
Thanks to Buddhadev Das Gupta, Subrata Chowdhury and Anu Burman. Brijbasha translations courtesy Wasifuddin Dagar. Associate Producer: Ira Landgarten. Produced by John Wilton.
Also on Raga Records: Senior Dagar Brothers, Rag Todi
12-page booklet in Adobe Acrobat format 221bookl.pdf
(1MB; best way to view images and text)
HTML version of booklet under construction
Essay by Sunil Dutta -- 'DHRUPAD, an Ancient Tradition'; credits
Dagar ensemble 1957 centerfold photo (60K jpeg)
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