The lecture-demonstration to be presented by north Indian musicians Uday Bhawalkar and Manik Munde was postponed from Tuesday night and will take place instead tonight, Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in Stern 103. Those who weren't able to attend last night have another chance to hear these musicians discuss and demonstrate their art.
Bhawalkar and Munde will still perform a concert tomorrow night, Thursday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the Geneva Room. Admission is free.
Bhawalkar was born in Madhya Pradesh, in 1966. He started his training in music at the age of eight from his sister. In 1981 he received a four-year scholarship from the Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet Academy to learn Dhrupad under Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar at the Dhrupad Kendra in Bhopal. Later he continued his training also under Dagar's elder brother Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, the renowned Veena maestro.
Munde is one of India's leading pakhawaj masters. Born in Maharashtra, he studied with Bhakta Ganesh Anna Chaudhari, Pandit Mahant Amarnath Mishra, and Govind Deshmukh. He has accompanied major instrumental and vocal artists in the ancient tradition of Dhrupad, both in India and on numerous European tours. He has appeared in a number of CD recordings on the Auvidis, Nimbus, and Makar labels. He first visited the U.S. with Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar during the Festival of India in 1985, and accompanied Bhawalkar in a 1999 American tour; he completed his third tour of the U.S. in 2000 with Shubha Sankaran. He currently lives in Bombay.