Jugalbandi by Dr. Abha & Dr. Vibha Chaurasia
The singers of Gwalior Gharana are the only female vocalists in Northern Indian Classical Music who sing Jugalbandi (Duet)
A jugalbandi is a performance in Indian classical music that featured a duet of two solo musicians. The word jugalbandi means, literally, "entwined twins." The duet can be either vocal or instrumental. Jugalbandi singing is a subtle art that demands alertness and spontaneity. Singers are complimentary to each other and so is their singing and their phases. It leads to a unique presentation. Like the waves of the ocean that comes one after another and then melts into each other, there is no certainty in Jugalbandi, the singers listen to each other attentively and a novel presentation is created on the spot. There is an intermingled co-ordination of musical phrases that leads to a perfect duet presentation.
About Dr. Abha Chaurasia
As the Mansarovar lake echoes divine scintillations that pacifies the human soul and the waves sing a divine music that lifts and transcends ones consciousness music also takes us to eternity, the realm of divine. One can feel the same ecstasy when he/she practices the subtle notes of Indian classical music. Twin sisters Abha & Vibha Chaurasia have brought few drops of this divine nectar after practicing Indian classical music right from their childhood. Their father Shri Ramnarayan Chaurasia and mother Smt. Madhubala Chaurasia inspired, supported and encouraged them, taught them to pursue the most subtle aspects of classical music. Traversing in the vast ocean of Indian Classical Music Abha & Vibha have dedicated their life and soul to music. They sing from their heart so as to take the listener to the realm of eternal bliss, in toto, they rightly say that the sole motto of their singing is to elevate their own consciousness and to uplift the consciousness of their audiences.