Dhrupad is the most ancient style of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music that has survived until today in its original form. The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual and devotional and traces back to the ancient text of Sam Veda. It is meditative but charged with energy that vitalizes, harmonizes and leads to bliss, joy and peace. It also places great emphasis on maintaining the purity of the raga (tonal scales) and the swara (notes).
In the introduction, Amit will speak about this background and how this music style is structured. He will explain and give singing examples of each part (alap, jor, jhala, bandish).