Swapan Gurudass [Banaras-Delhi Farookabad Gharana]
A firm believer that in the field of musical art the base or foundation must be systematically and scientifically laid down in the mind, heart and brain of the probationer artist. A learner must achieve perfection in the beats, rhythm and co-ordination while performing . The preacher on the other hand should never be self-assertive. Instead he should be objective and should be ready to assimilate new ideas and skills.
Pune-based Swapan Gurudass has carved a niche for himself in the world of music through the remarkable display of skill and talent in playing the tabla. A disciple of Pandit Suresh Samant, director of the Samant Tabla class, Pune, he impresses listeners with purity and precision in a performance devoid of gimmicks.
Swapan was initiated into learning the tabla at the tender age of 8 and has, since then, religiously maintained riyaz. He has also performed in the All India Radio-Bhopal and accompanied with many Classical Indian instruments (Sitar,Flute etc..), Gahzals,Geets and Bhajans (devotional vocal style).
Swapan plays the tabla in the Benaras-Delhi Farukhabad gharana style and works hard along with guru to create magic.
The combination of intelligence and intense passion makes Swapan a keen learner,a reformer and revolutionist and above all a renaissance musician as he likes to call himself.. He plays the Peshkara, Kayade, Relyani, Gat-Tukada, Gat-Pharandi and Gat-Parana effortlessly and ensures that her compositions and presentations enchant the gathering from the start.
Swapan is also catalyst in -RthemSeven -Goa and Pune region with his vocal music partner "Amey Wadekar". Ameya is taking higher studies from Pt.Kamlakar Naik-Goa in Vocal Indian Classical Music.
- Performed Solo in AIR,Bhopal during 1988-92.
- Performed in Ponda festival-Goa-2005/06
- Playing with young contemporary artists-Smt. Minnal Lonkar(disciple of Vidushi Vidula Bhagwat-Mumbai),Ameya Wadekar(disciple of Pdt Kamalakar Naik- Goa),Atul Purohit-Mumbai.
- Played as Jugalbandis with disciples of Pt. Suresh Samant,Pune.
- Played with Jabalpur based Sitar player Akhilesh Sapre(disciple of Pdt. Vimalendu Mukharji-Bhilai).
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