Over the past two interviews we have gathered a detailed understanding of Prabandh Gayan and its transformation from the Vedic period (2500BC) to the contemporary styles of today. In this third and final interview with the artists, regarding our research of Prabandh, our aim was to know the musical journey of an artist seeking to become a professional; the initiation of a Guru, riyaz (disciplined practice), performing and continuing this cycle by becoming a Guru to pass on the knowledge attained. 

It is one thing to read of the triumphs and achievements of a celebrated artist, but it is very moving to hear an artist talk of their true struggle and total devotion in aiming to achieve those great heights. 

We began with the aim to gather research of Prabandh and found there is so much more hidden behind this, beyond our study from books and learning; from real life experiences and passed on knowledge from one generation to the next over centuries. 

The interview includes: 

  • Artist’s background 
  • Studying with a Guru 
  • Practice 
  • Performance 
  • Career 
  • Future of Indian classical music, performers, students, and audiences 
  • An overview of the Prabandh project from the past interviews 

6 elements Swar, Virudh, Padh, Tanak, Paat and Taal 

4 movements Udhagreh, Melapak, Druv and Abhog 

  • • A classical performance of a Khayal or Dhrupad 

We hope you will have enjoyed this journey with us, please do share your comments and feedback of this fascinating project.