RIP Ust. Zia Fariddudin Dagar

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RIP Ust. Zia Fariddudin Dagar

Post by Surbaharplayer » Wed May 08, 2013 4:06 pm

I just received the sad news of the passing of Ust. Z.F. Dagar. I'm totally bummed... 3 months ago he was the focus of the festival we organised; his performance was stunning.

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Re: RIP Ust. Zia Fariddudin Dagar

Post by trippy monkey » Wed May 08, 2013 11:46 pm

I recall him at the Dhrupad Mela in Varanasi a few years back. His voice had gone but you could still feel his power.


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Re: RIP Ust. Zia Fariddudin Dagar

Post by martin spaink » Thu May 09, 2013 11:13 am

My sincere condolences to all his students on this loss.
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Re: RIP Ust. Zia Fariddudin Dagar

Post by nobodypolishesthesun » Thu May 09, 2013 4:01 pm

Such a sad note for music. I have always held Ustad Z. F. Dagar to be the living pinnacle of Dhrupad. In my book, there's no other singer around as inventive, daring, and mindblowingly deep as he. Thankfully we have his recordings. I'm a huge huge fan.

Recently had the privilege of seeing his disciple Uday Bhawalkar, who is on a performance tour of the US currently. Highly, highly recommended. His artistry was phenomenal, and his devotion was apparent.

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Re: RIP Ust. Zia Fariddudin Dagar

Post by ahirbhairav » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:15 am

I have the strong desire to cry right now...ZF Dagar was a very amazing "dhrupad" maestro. RIP Ustad ZF Dagar saheb.

Next concert: Aditya Sharma (today)
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Shubhendra Rao (10/19)
Rakesh & Friends (Gino Banks, the drummer, tweeted me that they'll be in Oct, so whenever they come here, if they come here.)
Zakir Hussain & company (3/23/14)

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