Great Master Series – Ustad Fahimuddin Khan Dagar

Date: 18/12/2013 - 19/12/2013
Time: 12:00 am
Venue: IGNCA, New Delhi

Produced by IGNCA
Duration: 1 hours 20 minutes

Ustad Fahim-ud-din Khan Daggar was the renowned Drupad performer. In an interactive session with Dr. S.K Saxena, the well-known musicologist explains, with the help of demonstrations, the various stages of performing Drupad. He explains its meaning, objectives, elements and nuance. Alap- the initiation aims at bringing out the specific traits of the raga. Music has its own grammar, and Fahim-du-din explains the basic concepts and language of music. Every ‘raga’ has its own ‘muqam’ or position. The Raga Bhairava is an obeisance to sun, a tribute to light. But it has no words, because, ‘Sur’ can’t tolerate the burden of words. He further says that ‘Vidya’ or knowledge is necessary, but one must have a guru, a teacher. Riyaz or practice is important, but dedication is all the more important. Music is search for solace, whereas poetry appeals to emotion. This interactive DVD prepared under the Great Master Series presents deeper understanding of classical Indian music – the Sastriya Sangita.

19 December 2013, Thursday, 5.00 p.m.
Qasba Sanskriti: Bilgram

Director: Yousuf Saeed
Duration: 51 minutes

This film is a cultural sketch of Bilgram, a small town near Lucknow in north India, specially focusing on the performative arts associated with the Shia rituals of Ashura on Muharram. This film was made under the project “Aqeedat Ke Rang”.