Dhrupad Days 2016

Dhrupad Days is expanding to three locations in 2016.  Programs are offered in Seattle, Wayne, N.J. and Montreal.  The content in each of the locations is similar, with Padmashree Gundecha Brothers as principal artists and teachers. So, choose a location that is convenient to you, or one that you would like to visit!! Or, attend multiple locations.

Dhrupad Days offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a musical world, and learn techniques from world class artists.

Seattle, WA – May 18-22

In its fourth year in Seattle, Dhrupad Days is held in collaboration with Cornish College of the Arts. Attend for the workshops as well as for the variety of concerts. Dhrupad Days Seattle main page is  here.

General information: here
Workshop signup – Vocal and Instrumental (early bird discount and need-based scholarships available): here
Workshop signup – Percussion (early bird discount and need-based scholarships available): here
Concert information: here

Wayne, NJ – May 24-27

Dhrupad Days is being held for the first time in  Wayne, New Jersey, in collaboration with William Paterson University. For more information, please visit the Dhrupad Days, Wayne pages.

Montreal, Quebec – May 30-June 4

Also a first in Montreal, Dhrupad Days is held in collaboration with Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

General information: here
Workshop signup: here
Concert information: here


Snapshots of Padmashree Gundecha Brothers teaching at Dhrupad Sansthan, in Bhopal.

Glimpses of the workshops last year at Dhrupad Days in Seattle.

For a look at further look at previous Dhrupad Days, please see – http://dhrupad.com/dhrupad-days/

Testimonials from previous Dhrupad Days in Seattle
Rebecca Gray (2015)
Dhrupad Days was an incredibly beautiful experience and rare opportunity to study with the Gundecha Brothers. I also really enjoyed getting to know the other participants. The concerts during the week were amazing. I highly recommend Dhrupad Days, I flew in from the east coast to be here this year and was so happy I did. I left feeling very inspired. Thanks so much for creating this event!

Dr. Balakrishna Haridas (2014)
To me, learning from Pandijti’s was a truly memorable experience.  Every note, microtone, and subtle meend, shruti, and gamaks presented and taught by Ramakantji for the raags we learnt was mesmerizing and gave us a new appreciation for dhrupad alap.  The highlights for me were the exposition on differences between Madhmad Sarang and Megh, the importance and beauty of the andolan on the gandhar in Bihag, and a beautiful presentation of the subtle differences between Marwa, Sohini and Puriya.  As my son, Ishwar who also attended the workshop said, we got bored during  the breaks and were constantly waiting to get back into the workshop to learn more from Panditji.  Needless to say, we hope to continue to learn from the Gundechas in the coming years.

Carla Wiechman (2013)
The Dhrupad experience was really wonderful for me.  I so needed to be surrounded and immersed in the music. It was helpful in so many ways.  I loved singing with the support of so many other voices, the intensive practice was enlivening for me.  The songs still keep floating around inside of me.

Sponsors and Partners

We are grateful to Cornish College of the Arts, Université du Québec à Montréal, William Paterson University, Lakshmi Venkateshwara Temple (SVETA), TV Asia, Seattle Indian, Art of Living, Chowpaaty Chaat for their collaboration in bringing Dhrupad Days to you.

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For Dhrupad Days posters, please see the two links below:
Dhrupad Days 2016 poster (pdf)
Dhrupad Days 2016 poster (png)

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Questions about Dhrupad Days? Contact – Vibhavaree Gargeya – 206-491-4578





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