Gundecha Brothers (IN)
Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are one of India’s leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music. They are among the most active young performers of Dhrupad in Indian and international circuits.
Dhrupad is the oldest and most profound form of classical Hindustani classical music that has survived until today in its original form. The Dhrupad tradition is a major tradition of Indian culture. The nature of Dhrupad music is deeply spiritual. Perhaps this is why it is considered the soul of Indian music. This almost forgotten style has experienced its revival greatly because of the work of the Gundecha Brothers. As well as being an integral part of all of India’s prestigious music festivals, the Brothers have also performed at many important international music festivals and institutions in Europe, U.S.A, Australia, Japan, Egypt, Singapore, Bangladesh, U.A.E and Hongkong. At the Etnosoi! The Gundecha Brothers performs as a four member ensemble.
“But Even better were the Gundecha Brothers, whose ancient art dhrupad vocal tradition has been in decline partly because of intense training required. They started with a long song of meditation, making use of sounds rather than words, which developed into an extraordinary , trance-like and soulful scat work-out.” The Guardian, London
“At their most venturesome, the brothers voices seemed more supple and versatile than any string instrument.” Washington Post
“The Dhrupad singing of the Gundecha Brothers was like wind that slowly unwound a feeling that seized the artists and audience alike.” Indian Express, Madras
“Currently the hottest duo in Dhrupad singing in the country.” The Illustrated Weekly, Bombay
Umakant Gundecha - dhrupad vocal
Ramakant Gundecha - dhrupad vocal
Akhilesh Gundecha - pakhawaj
V. Madhusudha – tampura
The concert is organized in cooperation with the Finnish-Indian Society
10TH NOV, MALMITALO AT 7PM
TICKETS: 20/17 €