Uday Bhawalkar

Uday Bhawalkar is an Indian Hindustani vocalist. He is an exponent of the dhrupad genre.

He is a standard bearer for dhrupad, one of the oldest forms of North Indian classical music, and a strong force in its growing recognition and popularity. Uday believes that in total immersion in note and raga the self disappears, and music takes on its own existence. These values are helping him on the path of devotion to Dhrupad, a living and evolving classical music tradition. Uday maintains this old form’s majesty and subtle nuances. He has developed a personal style deeply embedded in raga ras and bhaav, bringing a creative melodic touch within the precise intonation and pronunciation of the Dhrupad style. His engaging style permits him to reach out and communicate with audiences of all backgrounds.