Ramanavi Celebration | Gundecha Brothers, Dhrupad Singers

Event time: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Free, but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Ramanavami celebrates the birth of Prince Rama, seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, to Queen Kausalya and King Dasharatha of Ayodhya.  On this auspicious day we are delighted to include in this celebration a rare opportunity to learn about and see performed the oldest form of Hindustani devotional music, Dhrupad. 

This listing is for the Gundecha Brothers concert at 5:30 pm, but please check out their events earlier in the day. The complete schedule is listed below:

Puja (Hindu worship ceremony) at 2 pm (Battell Chapel) - FREE; no tickets required

Workshop on the Dhrupad genre at 3:15 pm (Battell Chapel) - FREE; no tickets required

Concert at 5:30 pm (Luce Hall Auditorium) - FREE; REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers have received high accolades for their performances and have been enthralling the audiences with their music all over the world for over 25 years. They are among the most active performers of Dhrupad music in Indian and international circuits.

Born in Ujjain in Central India, both were initiated into music by their parents. They received conventional university education as well a training in Hindustani Classical music for over two decades. They finally immersed themselves in the Dhrupad music under the guidance of Dhrupad maestros Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar. They have also sung traditional compositions of Tulsidas, Kabir as well as Hindi poetry by more recent Hindi poets Mahadevi Verma, Padmaka, Nirala and their own compositions in the Dhrupad style.

Sponsored by South Asian Studies Council, Yale MacMillan Center, Yale University Chaplain’s Office, Yale Institute of Sacred Music