Vocal duet: Inoue Sou and Vishal Bhattarai
Inoue Sou and Vishal Bhattarai have trained vocal under the able guidance of Padamshri Gundecha brothers, in the Dhrupad Gurukul in Bhopal. They began to perform together since 2011. Dagar family has a tradition to sing two singers together, it calls “JugalBandi” style.
Dhrupad claims the distinction of being the oldest form of Indian Classical music heard today, its origin can be traced back to the chanting of vedic hymns and mantras. It is said to be a form of the Gandharva Veda, the Vedic science of music, which is a branch of Sama Veda. The Sama Veda was chanted with the help of melody and rhythm called Samgana. Gradually this developed into other vocal styles called ‘Chhanda’ and ‘Prabandha’ with introduction of verse and meter. The fusion of these two elements led to the emergence of Dhrupad.