EP 138 . 28 Aug 19

Thoughts on Music

With Mohi Bahauddin Dagar

In the episode

  • I would like to start by asking the most fundamental question which you answered in one of your interviews online – “A banker must never be in a hurry” – Can you please explain this thought.
  • Is it possible in today’s time to play traditional Dhrupad and still make it appealing to attract more listeners? How do you ensure that the purity is maintained and yet it engages a new-age audience?
  • In one of the interviews you mentioned, “there are no elders left to criticize the nonsense we play” – How do you ensure the quality is maintained? In today’s noisy day and age, people really don’t have a reference point to understand what is good and what is great. How do you maintain integrity?
  • I would like to mention one quote from your interview published in Darbar.org – “Learning is not just the technique. It has to be a way of life” – Can you tell us what do you mean by this?
  • In one more reference to your interviews online, you said, “We cannot compromise with the instrument’s rituals even if we die of hunger” – Where does this passion come from?