About Ghunghroo Music

Ghunghroo

A Ghunghroo (Urdu: گھنگرو‎), also known as Ghungroo or Ghunghru or Ghungur (Bengali) or Salangai (Tamil) is one of many small metallic bells strung together to form Ghungroos.

The earliest percussion instruments were our hands and feet. Ghunghroo \ Bell is one of the oldest and most popular musical instruments in the world. Everybody has seen the movement of hands and vocalizations through mouth but playing the Ghunghroo \ Bell through feet in a classical manner is novel and unprecedented research. This Classical Ghunghroo/Bell Music Concert is unique in the world which forms a perfect unison between mind and feet, great dexterousness, superb control, stamina and physical strength.

About Anuradha Singh

An extremely powerful rhythmic and highly energetic unique classical musical journey of Bell like no other, very fast tempi in various rhythmic patterns. The mission is to cultivate originality, independence, and innovation in the Indian classical musical performance arena through unique instrumental art. V Anuradha Singh (the artist) explores the beauty and power of bell, one of the world’s most ancient instruments (5000 years old). In which feet movements convey meaning of various classical rhythmic patterns of Bell music.

V. Anuradha Singh is a pioneer in the world of music for introducing percussive art by feet and has been recognized for Ghunghroo / Bell instrumental-unique Indian classical music (an innovative and ancient traditional work in technique, rhythmic understanding and ability to improvise with speedy rhythms).She researched the unique aspects of various rhythmic patterns through rigorous training of twenty years. Ghunghroo playing technique involves extensive use of the toe and heel (apply pressure) in various configurations to create a wide variety of different sounds of bell, reflected in the mnemonic syllables (bol). She holds vast amounts of traditional classical rhythmic patterns knowledge and expertise.

Anuradha presented Bell Instrumental in India’s highly reputed National Music Festivals, to name a few -
Kalidas Festival Nagpur,  Baiju Bawra National Music Festival,  Harballabh Music Festival Jalandhar, Shri Shanshchray Jayanti Festival Indore,  Bal Gandharv Sangeet Mahotsav Jalgaon Maharashtra, Ganga Festival Varanasi , Alvas National Cultural Festival Moodbidri Karnataka, Karawali Festival Mangalore, Pune Festival, Ajanta Ellora Festival,Golconda Music Festival Hyderabad APTDC, World performing arts festival Lahore Pakistan Indian Culture Centre Bangkok and more

Anuradha got Scholarship and fellowship in art field by Govt. of India for 4 years and done Masters degree in art from Asia’s first art University-Indira Kala Sangeet University Khairagarh Chhattisgarh India and secured 1 position in Merit got gold medal in 1991.

She has been awarded with many awards for her Unique Bell Instrumental -
Wakankar Samman, Kala Manishi Samman, Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award 2004 at Habitate Center Delhi, Rai Praveen Samman 2008, Tulika Samman, National Women Excellence Award 2008 at Habitate Center Delhi, Abhinav Kala Samman 09, Kala Sadhna Samman 09, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 09, Woman of Bhopal award 2010, Ojaswini National Kala Award 2010 , Vishwa nritya divas puruskar 2011 , Rangkriti Samman and more.

She has captivated audiences around the world with her breathtaking unique Bell music recital and carries Classical  music towards new horizons with her strong belief in unify power of human body. She had her first performance overseas at Festival of India in USSR held in Moscow (Russia) in 1987 by Government of India thereafter she invited as a solo Musician in abroad and was well received. In addition to her appearance in most of the major festivals, she has earned a niche in the hearts of millions of music lovers.

V. Anuradha Singh has presented more than 200 highly reputed festivals in the recent years, to name few-

Baiju Bawra National Music Festival, Sanskar Bharti – 2010 
Kalidas Festival, Nagpur - 08 and 2011
‘Poonam’ Annual Music Festival.-ghunghroo pakhawaj tabla-Trio Percussion IGRMS Bhopal - 2009
Nana Panse Sangit Samaroh Damoh - 09
Pachmarhi Festival – 07
Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangit Festival, Maihar - 08 
Vindya Festival, Bhojpur Festival, M.P. 
Vidhan Sabha - 06
Basantotsav Festival 08
Saraswati Prasang - 08 
Ustad Rahamat Ali Music Festival - 07, 09 
Bharat Bhavan, NRI’s Conference in Bhopal - 2010 
Sri Shanishcharai Jayanti Sangit MahotsavIndore- 2010 
Taj International Festival, Agra - 05
Lucknow Mahotsav - 06 
Ganga Festival, Varanasi - 07 & 2010
Ayurved Jhansi Mahotsav, Jhansi - 08 
Rajasthan Day, Celebration at Albert Hall, Jaipur - 07 
National kathak Festival, Jaipur - 07
Udai Shankar dance Festival, Jaipur - 08
Maharana Kumbha Sangit Samaroh, Udaipur - 07 
Winter Festival, Mount Abu - 2010
 Khajuraho Dance Festival – 07
‘Rajyotsav’Chhattisgarh Foundation day - 05, 08 
Khairagarh Mahotsav, Khairagarh - 05
Bhoramdeo Mahotsav, Kavardha - 05, 07 
Chakradhar Festival, Raigarh - 07 & 2010 
Ajanta Ellora Festival Aurangabad -06
Pune Festival - 07
National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA) Mumbai - 09 
Parangat Festival in SCZCC -2010 
Bal Gandharv Music Festival, Jalgaon 2011 
Solapur Mahaotsav, Solapur 2011 
Virasat Heritage Festival, Dehradun REACH - 08
Badri-Kedar Festival, Badrinath - 05 
Classical Mardol Festival, Kala Academy, Goa - 06
Modhera National  Festival - 2010
Champaner Festival - 09
Gujarat State Sangit Natak Academy Festival - 09
International Buddha Mahotsav, Gaya Bihar- 06 
International Rajgir Mahotsav, Rajgir Bihar - 08
Alvas National Cultural Festival Moodbidri -09
Navraspur National Festival, Bijapur – 07 
Karavali Festival, Manglore – 09
Bidar Utsav - 2011
Island Tourism Festival, Port Blair - 08
Malabar Festival, Calicut - 07 
The Festival of Chandigarh - 07
India International Centre - 08
Delhi International Arts Festival - 09
In International conference of Delhi University - 09 
Uday Shankar  Festival, Kolkata - 07 
Deccan  Festival, Hyderabad - 09
Golconda Music Festival, Hyderabad - 08 
Baba Harballabh Sangit Sabha,Jalandhar– 09
Raindrop Festival Mumbai 2012
Kartikram smruti samaroh Bhopal
ICCR Program for Director General ICCR in Ravindra Bhavan Bhopal 2012
Foundation day Chhattisgarh State Raipur 2012
Lucknow Festival 2012
Nabrangpur Festival Odissa 2012
Natraj Gopi Krishna Nrityotsav Mumbai 2013 and more

Few youtube links of her Ghunghroo Vadan
http://youtu.be/e7rK4oRlDEo Alvas Karnataka
http://youtu.be/JU6rxcZqbLc  IKS University Khairagarh C.G.
http://youtu.be/oYSJ3dJrFZs   IKSU National Seminar
http://youtu.be/YucnhyopjM4 IKSU
http://youtu.be/2ZTcDhuwS5o kalidas festival Nagpur
http://youtu.be/gQiLFYu7ia0 Jalgaon Maharashtra
http://youtu.be/cMgwgKv1ofs Baiju bAWRA National Music Festival