Bhupalam Raga (India Dawn) is a form of pentatonic northern Indian music customarily played at dawn. This uniquely exquisite welcome to the day is designed to awaken the senses with the meditative and spiritual sounds of Mohan veena (slide guitar), sitar, Indian flute and tabla.

Castlemaine is particularly honoured to welcome master of the Mohan veena, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. He is best known for his Grammy-award winning album A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder, and is also known for other fusion and pan-cultural collaborations with Western artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas. Also performing Bhupalam Raga is First Lady of Sitar, Manju Mehta from Jaipur and Melbourne-based Indian musicians, the amazing Jay Dabgar on tabla and the Indian flute master Vinod Prasanna.

The exquisite gardens at Buda Historic Home and Garden are an inspired venue for Bhupalam Raga; sublime, northern Indian sacred dawn music.

Breakfast available following performance.

‘Mesmerising, spiritual and transcendent’
on Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the National (United Arab Emirates)


‘Her playing displayed a classical purity and restraint that is rare today’
on Manju Mehta, the Advertiser (Adelaide)

‘a pleasure to behold’
on Jay Dabgar, Barefoot Review

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