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Bidur Mallik & Sons

The Fast Side of Dhrupad
House of the Cultures of the World
Product number: SM 15172
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The musicians of the Mallik family have for many generations been masters of the dhrupad style, the oldest form of North Indian art song. In India they are famous for their own rhythmically accentuated singing style and the rich repertoire of compositions, some using ragas that are sung only by their family. Because of the demands that the dhrupad places on the voice, it is usually sung by several singers at once. In India they say that the strength of four elephants is required to develop it fully. Bidur Mallik and his sons, Ramkuma and Premkumar, were fortunate enough for a time to be the ensemble that came closest to this standard.


Rag Bhairav
Rag Ramkali
Rag Asavari
Rag Puriya Dhanashri
Rag Bhimpalasi
Rag Multani
Rag Adana

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Bidur Mallik & Sons
The Fast Side of Dhrupad
House of the Cultures of the World
Bidur Mallik: voice / Ramkumar Mallik: voice, tanpura / Premkumar Mallik: voice, tanpura / Ramji Upadhyaya: pakhawaj
76 ′43 ′′

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SM 15172
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