Pandit Premkumar Mallick

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Pandit Premkumar Mallick is a leading exponent of the Darbhanga Dhrupad court music tradition, named for a former state near the Nepalese border. It is said that his ancestor once ended a drought in the area through singing the rain-bringing Raag Megh, and the family still live on land gifted to them by the Maharajah as a result. He often performs with family members including Samit and Ramkumar. Their style of Dhrupad is marked by intricate rhythmic elaboration and a lively approach to composed forms, as well as strong poetic influence.



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