Classical Indian Music - Dhrupad Concert by the Gundecha Brothers


Thursday, 2014, June 19 - 17:00
Classical Indian Music -  Dhrupad Concert by the Gundecha Brothers
19.06.2014 - Conference/Concert:  5:00 pm / 8:00 pm
c/ Bruc 112 
Free entrance. Limited capacity. Tickets for the concert at the Conservatori available from 7:00 pm.
5:00 pm  Lecture demonstration by Gundecha Brothers: Making of Voice & Raga in Indian Music
7:30 pm  Presentation of the project CompMusic: by Xavier Serra (Music Technology Group)
8:00 pm  Dhrupad concert by the Gundecha Brothers

Dhrupad is the most ancient form of Hindustanic classical music that has survived until today in its original form. The nature of Dhrupad is spiritual and its research goes beyond entertaining, generating peaceful and contemplation feelings to who listens carefully. The word Dhrupad comes from dhruva, ‘firm evening star’ and pada, which literally means ‘step’, ‘track’ or ‘trace’ and, in this case, it makes reference to a kind of verse.

The Gundecha Brothers are within the best and most active exponents of Dhrupad singing, the most ancient vocal genre of classical Indian music. They have organised several international tours visiting more than 25 countries and counts on more than 36 published albums by national and international record labels. The Gundecha Brothers received the PadmaShri in 2012, one of the highest awards given by the Government of India, for its contribution to classical music of their country.

For more than 10 years, this group has been at the front of the Dhrupad Sansthan, a Superior Music school in Bhopal (India) which education is based on the old traditional relation master-disciple (guru-shishya). This school welcomes Indi students and students from more than 20 countries around the world, it has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. The significance of the Gundecha Brothers in relation to the Dhrupad and to the classical Indian music, is not only that they made this genre accessible and popular at a world-wide scale, but they also offer a high level of artistic quality during their performances.

This activity is part of the MTG research project CompMusic Art Music Of the World series of concerts.


In collaboration with:
CompMusic project
Casa Asia
Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona 
with the support of:
European Research Council
Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
During their visit to Barcelona, the Gundecha Brothers will also offer a residential seminar about the Dhrupad from the 11th to the 17th of June at Castellfollit del Boix, Barcelona. Information: