Pakhawaj workshop with Pratap Awad - London 2016

Dear Dhrupad lovers,

We are happy to announce a Pakhawaj workshop with renowned artist Pratap Awad.

Dates: Monday 1st - Thursday 4th August             Time: 7pm-9pm

Venue - Venue: Indian YMCA London, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, UK W1T 6AQ

Donation - TBC

This workshop is for percussion players, as well as for vocalists and instrumentalists who would like to learn Dhrupad taals and improve their understanding of, and ability to perform to rhythm. 

Pratap Awad- Born in a musical family of the Varkari sect of Maharashtra, Pratap took to Pakhawaj at age 10, learning the bhajan accompaniment style. Later he was selected by Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Bahauddin Dagar to study classical pakhawaj at their Gurukul in Ambe Jogai. Subsequently he moved to Pune and has been receiving advanced training from Pandit Uday Bhawalkar. He has accompanied several senior Dhrupad artists in India as well as overseas and also performed in solo concerts. He is a graded artist of AIR.

Workshop to cover:

-Beat, and taal

-Drum-alphabets of Pakhawaj and Important bols (syllables) of Pakhawaj

-Practice of different laya (tempo)

-Theka (arrangement of bols) of  Pakhawaj taals - Choutaal, Dhamar, Teevra, Sultaal, Aditaal

To register your interest and for further information please email us at

Look forward to seeing you there!

Dhrupad Music Society


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