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  • Kala Bharati Concert on 21st July

    Jul 09 2013

    1. Avadhoot Phadke – Flute
    2. Balachander – Chandra Veena (Dhrupad)
    Venue  : Karnataka Sangha Hall, Matunga (W), Mumbai.
    Time : 10:00 AM

  • Swar Yatra Concert on July 20th

    Jul 09 2013

    A Baithak in memory of late Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar
    Dhrupad on Chandra Veena by Balachander
    Venue : Hindustani Hall, 2nd floor, Ravindra Natya Mandir
    Time : 6:25 PM

  • Tribute to my Guru and Dhrupad Legend – Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar

    Jul 09 2013

    Ustad saheb – fondly known as Chote Ustad – as the younger brother Ustad of another legend, Rudra Veena maestro the late Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – passed away on May 8th 2013 after a brief illness.
    On the first day that i met him 25 years back, we started talking about music – and he [...]

  • Dhrupad with Djembe

    Nov 19 2011

    My last concert in South Africa at the Erin Hall, Cape Town was on 8th Aug. Till a few hours before the concert, we still had not decided on rhythm accompaniment. Finally, on Mike’s suggestion, we went with Ali – a brilliant Djembe and Talking Drum drummer. This was our first meeting – and within [...]

  • Lecture at Cape Town University

    Aug 01 2011

    Mike has arranged for me to take a couple of classes for his 4th year Music Graduation students tomorrow. That could be most interesting – and has kept me brooding on my approach to the lecture !! Look out for after lecture comments.

  • Dhrupad Concert with a Jazz drummer at Erin Hall 29th July, Cape Town

    Aug 01 2011

    There is a general lack of good Tabla players in Cape Town. So, I chose to play with a Jazz Drummer Kesavan !! The Erin Hall Concert on the 29th July was most exciting – and my first Dhrupad recital with a Jazz Drummer. I must say, it was a most pleasant experience – once [...]

  • Excitement at Lanseria Airport !

    Aug 01 2011

    On the way back to Cape Town, we took the flight from Lanseria Airport – a suburb of Jo’burg. We got lost getting to the Airport from Laudium – for there were NO Road Signs to the Airport.
    To make matters worse, when we called the Lanseria Airport Information Centre – they initially gave us incorrect [...]

  • Tagine Dinner

    Aug 01 2011

    Yesterday – 31st July 2011, i had a fantastic salad breakfast at the Italian restaurant in Century City, Cape Town called Col’Cocchio pizzeria. Its a great place for Italian food.
    Mike Nixon invited over his friend Brendon Bussy (a brilliant South African Sound artist, website : www.brendonbussy.co.za) for dinner. Brendon had come over with another brilliant [...]

  • South Africa – Musical and Otherwise !!

    Aug 01 2011

    I arrived in South Africa on the 13th of July – and been here since then. There have been so many pleasant happenings and exciting times – but been just too lazy to blog. Hopefully, i shall be able to recall most of the interesting experiences.

  • Family Vacation

    Dec 17 2010

    Here we come – watch out Rhinos… We are off on a family vacation to Guwahati / Kaziranga National Park.. looking forward to the Elephant Safari !!

  • KSHITIJ Concert

    Nov 16 2010

    KSHITIJ music group invites you to ‘Panchyatari Mehfil’,
    An evening of Hindustani instrumental and Vocal music,

    By
    Sri S. Balachander
    ( Dhrupad Veena player, Disciple of Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Pt. Pradeep Kumar Barot)

    &

    Sri Kedar Bodas
    (Vocalist, Disciple of Pt. Ashok, Ranade, Pt. JT Janorikar and Pt. Ram Marathe)

    Venue: 2103-04 Sky Flama A-wing, Dosti [...]

  • Another Day !!

    Oct 30 2010

    Another day, another weekend – and a whole lot of errands to complete.. shopping for Diwali, guests coming – and planning for the week ahead including a vacation and Diwali..

  • My Salutations !!

    Oct 29 2010

    Entharo Mahanubhavulandariki Vandanamu – (so says Saint Thyagaraja in one of his Pancharatna Kritis) – which means – “there are countless great personages – my salutations to them all”…
    so i begin this blog with my salutations to all the great personages – and seek their blessings in my life and work !!


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