The Dhrupad Music Society is a registered charity. Our aim is to spread awareness, interest and education in Dhrupad, a unique and ancient form of Indian classical music. We are keen to create opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and training in Dhrupad at all levels of ability.
Since 2000 there have been annual Dhrupad workshops in the UK, centred on Pandit Uday Bhawalkar. These were originally set up and run by the Asian Music Circuit (AMC). In 2015, when the AMC's interest moved elsewhere, a group of dedicated students set up the Dhrupad Music Society to continue and develop this great tradition. Our Management Committee comprises Indrani Purkayastha (Chairperson), Atul Patel MBE (Treasurer), Sohini Ganguly (Secretary) and Shail Patel, Rishi Lakhani and Olivia White.
We are proud to say we successfully organised the 2015 Workshop, with the huge support of Udayji, as well as students from a wide range of different backgrounds, abilities and styles of music. We followed it up with an extended series of workshops and concerts in 2016. We can now begin to develop the Society’s activities in education, history, heritage, theory and performance of Dhrupad. Watch this space!
Please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in our work.