Sixth Edition —
Festival for Other Music

15—21 March 2023

CC Hennix’s Kamigaku Ensemble
Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat
Kali Malone
Uday Bhawalkar
Kristofer Svensson
Ellen Arkbro

Kulturhuset Hörsalen
Musikaliska Kvarteret
Confidencen, Ulriksdals slottsteater


300 SEK / concert + bf

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booking fees apply. discounts available for students, low waged, etc. 


All venues are fully accessible.
We are happy to offer complimentary tickets to accompanying persons. Please email us to arrange.

Stockholm Stad
Region Stockholm
Nordisk Kulturfond

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Vassa Tassar

John Chantler, Director

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Uday Bhawalkar

saturday 18 march 2023
concert starts 20:00, doors open 19:00
musikaliska kvarteret
nearest tube: stockholm city. view on map.

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Uday Bhawalkar is among the foremost Dhrupad vocalists and has been a strong force in its growing recognition, popularity and resurgence, worldwide. Uday believes that when immersed in the note and raga, the self disappears and music takes on its own existence; the principle of ‘darshan’ in Indian philosophy.

Dhrupad is one of the oldest forms of North Indian classical music and Uday maintains its majesty and subtle nuance. Dhrupad is a living and evolving classical music tradition in which Uday has developed a unique style deeply embedded in raga, ras and bhaav.

Uday spent over 12 years studying and living in the traditional guru-shishya parampara with Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (Vocal) and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (Rudra-Veena), the towering pillars of the Dhrupad tradition. During this period there was a simple and complete concentration on the music itself. This intimate relationship, in which the Ustads willingly gave their inner secrets along with Uday’s devotion, brought him to a deep sense of completeness and wholeness.
An inspiring, significant moment in this period was when Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar, the eldest of the Dagar family, upon first hearing Uday’s performance in 1987, blessed him with a gold medal.

Uday has an engaging style and is able to reach out and communicate with audiences of all backgrounds. Since his first performance at Bhopal in 1985, Uday has performed in a number of prestigious festivals and events in India and abroad.  


Uday Bhawalkar  voice
Pratap Awad  tabla
Meghana Bhawalkar  tambura


Besides being a performing artist par excellence, Uday is a very sensitive teacher and has a devoted following of students committed to pursuing the path of Dhrupad. 

We are pleased to offer a two day masterclass with Uday during his visit to Stockholm. This will be held over two days on 20th and 21st of March at Yeshin Norbu, Odenplan. Places are limited. Please email john [at] to register your interest.