Jugalbandi Tradition

Presenting Dhrupad music in Jugalbandi (Duet performance ) has been a very important feature of Dagar Tradition.

Ustad Zakiruddin Khan and his younger brother Ustad Allabande Khan (d. 1926) who was the court musician in Alwar , another well –known center in Rajasthan , were much renowned for their rendition of alap, their Jugalbandi and profound musical knowledge. Esteemed by other musicians and connoisseurs as eminent figures in the Dhrupad world , they were invariably given a great deal of attention and respect in musical meetings and gatherings. Their musicianship and performance is considered a great achievement of the 20th century.

After independence, The senior Dagar Brothers – Ustad Nasir Moinuddin Dagar and Ustad Nasir Aminuddin dagar ( son of Ustad Nasiruddin Dagar and grand son of Ustad Allabande Khan) made a significant presence in music world. They were popularly known as Dagar Brothers. Their efforts to take Indian music to abroad and to popularize Dhrupad music after independence made a history. They performed Dhrupad all over the world in early sixties. It was their presence in Indian music scenario which made possible the revival of Dhrupad music in present times.

Ustad N.Z.Dagar & Ustad N.F.Dagar

After the death of Ustad Nasir Moinuddin Dagar in 1966, his younger brothers Nasir Zahiruddin Dagar and Nasir Faiyazuddin dagar became very popular duet performers. To a great extend, the credit for popularizing Dhrupad music go to them. They established Dhrupad society in Delhi and also performed Dhrupad at many national and international places.

Gundecha Brothers

The Gundecha Brothers – Umakant  Gundecha and Ramakant  Gundecha  are also performing Dhrupad in Jugalbandi in Dagar Tradition and trying their best to reach to the wider audience.