Uday believes that when immersed in the note and raga, the self disappears and music takes on its own existence; the principle of ‘darshan’ in Indian philosophy. From Pt.Uday Bhawalkar official website
Message for Japan from Pt. Uday Bhawalkar
"This will be my first tour in Japan. I have Japanese friends and know Japanese people who are music lovers some of whom have even been learning Indian music for a long time - about 25 years! Some of them have become promising musicians , singing / playing Indian music very well and I feel proud of their hard work.
From what I have seen of Japanese culture, it is similar in many ways to Indian culture. The people from Japan that I have met I have developed deep connections with. They have a great deal of dedication towards their music studies. I have been told that there is a great number of people who appreciate Indian music and I look forward eagerly to my tour in Japan."