Group: Jagdish Brijwasi and Group
A 23-year-old artist from Mathura, Brijwasi Nagar has been learning music through Braj Lokgeet. He has no formal training in classical music as such, he began to play the dholak taking inspiration from Chaman Nagar. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Chaman Nagar as his guru speaks very highly of his teaching as well as calibre in the field of music. He also draws most of his inspiration from his father. According to him, he inherited the craft of playing Dholak from his ancestors, who have a natural desire for mastering the art of music and passing the legacy to the next generation. During his childhood, he would pick up the dholak and imitate his father, and since then, he has never stopped learning. He is skilled with the percussion instruments like Dholak and Tabla and has performed in various locations within the state and the country. He has received many awards and titles through his performances at several festivals and shows. Brijwasi Ji has pulled off brilliant performances at most of his shows and has won several hearts. When asked about his favourite performance, he regards his performance at the Guwahati Youth festival, Assam, as the most memorable experience. He shares very fondly about the lush green fields and forest around it. He lives in a joint family of 12 people with his mother, father, four brothers, three sisters, a wife & one daughter. Thus, he is into music full time and charges 2000-3500 for a show to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and hopes someday, in the future, to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh