UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Jeffrey Lewis recordings: Concerts: Z. F. Dagar, Z. M. Dagar, and Manik Munde, 1986  PDF

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Lewis, Jeffrey
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Jeffrey Lewis recordings: Concerts: Z. F. Dagar, Z. M. Dagar, and Manik Munde
11 items  :  EC- 12 reels (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7" (1) and 10" (2)); WD - 11 compact discs (digital, stereo); 12 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 6:18:02
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Concert recordings made during the 1986 Festival of India tour January-February 1986.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932 – 2013), from Udaipur, Rajasthan, was an Indian classical vocalist belonging to the Dhrupad tradition, the oldest existing form of north Indian classical music (Hindustani classical music). He taught dhrupad for 25 years at Dhrupad Kendra, under the Ustad Allauddin Khan Music Academy, Bhopal.

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (AKA Z. M. Dagar) (1929 – 1990), from Udaipur, Rajasthan, was a North Indian (Hindustani) classical musician. One of the 19th generation of Dagar family dhrupad musicians, he was brother and musical teacher to Zia Fariduddin Dagar. Z. M. Dagar was largely responsible for the revival of the rudra vina as a solo concert instrument. He modified the instrument to better equip it for solo performance, transforming it into a larger bass instrument (sometimes called a 'Dagar veena'): he enlarged the tumbas (gourds) and dhandhi (hollow neck) to create greater resonance and to allow the notes to sustain longer and so better reproduce the techniques used in dhrupad singing.

Manik Munde (1960-), from, Maharashtra, is one of India's leading masters of the pakhawaj, the ancient Indian barrel-drum. Early in his musical career, he studied with Bhakta Ganesh Anna Chaudhari, Pandit Mahant Amarnath Mishra, and Govind Deshmukh. Munde has accompanied many well known dhrupad artists in concerts across India and the world.

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Performers: Zia Mohiuddin Dagar/rudravina; Zia Fariduddin Dagar/voice; Manik Munde/pakhawaj.

Performances of Hindustani music in the Dhrupad style:

86-8.1 WD - Bihag (vocal) (38:23)

86-8.2 WD - Puriya Kalyan Ka Prakad (vina); Bhairavi (Jugalbandi) (1:00:14)

86-8.3 WD - Yaman (vocal) (39:35)

86-8.4 WD - Puriya (vina) (48:07)

86-8.5 WD - Malkauns (vina and vocal) (24:22)

86-8.6 WD - Madhma Sarang (vocal) (34:51)

86-8.7 WD - Panchamkauns (vina) (44:45)

86-8.8 WD - Bhairavi (vina) (12:22)

86-8.9 WD - Bhimpalasi (vina and vocal) (22:38)

86-8.10 WD - Amrut Varshani (vocal); Yaman (vina) (beg.) (47:48)

86-8.11 WD - Yaman (cont.); Chandrakauns (vina and vocal) (45:26)

Original recordings by Jeff Lewis on 8 cassettes; copied to 12 analog reels for Archives; digitized and copied to 11 compact discs in 2000.

Description of concert recordings:

86-8.1-2 - Dartmouth College, NH, 1-25-86 (original recording on 2 cassettes (stereo, Dolby B, Fuji metal tape) made with house equipment) (1:33:27)

86-8.3-5 - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1-29-86 (original recording on 2 cassettes (stereo, Dolby B, Fuji metal tape) made with Sony TCD5M) (1:47:11)

86-8.6-8 - University of Miami, FL, 2-1-86 (original recording on 2 cassettes (stereo, Dolby, Fuji metal tape made with Sony TCD5M (1:27:58)

86-8.9 - luncheon for Insight for the Blind, Ft.. Lauderdale, FL, 2/3/86 (originally recorded on 1 cassette (stereo, Dolby B, Fuji metal tape) made with Sony TCD5M) (22:00)

86-8.10-11 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2-5-86 (originally recorded on 1 cassette (stereo, Dolby B, Maxell XL-S tape) with unknown equipment) (1:29:04)

The complete collection was digitized and work discs produced (from WTs) in 2000 but no computer files were kept; in 12/2005 the work discs were loaded into 11 computer files and the 11 work tape reels discarded.

86-8.1-12 EC - analog reels digitized 3/2015 (48 kHz, 24-bit) - 86-8.1.wav (38:08), 86-8.2a.wav (45:31), 86-8.2b.wav (13:03), 86-8.3.wav (38:27), 86-8.4.wav (47:02), 86-8.5.wav (23:16), 86-8.6.wav (34:20), 86-8.7.wav (44:16), 86-8.8.wav (11:58), 86-8.9.wav (22:08), 86-8.10.wav (47:13), 86-8.11 (45:02) (total = 6:50:24)

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Concerts
  • Dhrupad
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Rudra Vina
  • Vocal Music--India
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dagar, Zia Fariduddin, 1932-2013 (performer)
    • Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin, 1929-1990 (performer)
    • Munde, Manik (performer)