Holi concert: in search of authentic Indian sounds

 Holi concert: in search of authentic Indian sounds

The most favorite Hindu festival of all, Holi has a strong connection with the divine Krishna. It’s been written in many scriptures that Krishna started this tradition of Holi with his beloved Radha. He enjoyed teasing her by throwing blue color on Radha’s fair face.

Interview with Debasmita Battacharya

Interview with Debasmita Battacharya

Last year DesiYUP collaborated with Darbar, Sandeep Virdee and curated an Indian concert with Debasmita Bhattacharya (sarod) and Gurdain Singh Rayatt (tabla) for the annual Holland-India music festival in de Nieuwe Kerk in Den Haag. Thank you Henk Scholten for...
DesiYUP brings India to Rotterdam

DesiYUP brings India to Rotterdam

DesiYUP was featured on the TV Channel Open Rotterdam. In this program DesiYUP founder Mahesvari Autar tells the audience what motivates her in her mission to bring meaningful music to the masses in The Netherlands. A special thanks goes to Farzana and Aino from OPEN...
Diversity within the Theater world isn’t self-evident.

Diversity within the Theater world isn’t self-evident.

DesiYUP founder Mahesvari Autar recently wrote an article that was published in the national Dutch Newspaper Trouw. The subject matter was about cultural diversity within the Dutch theaters. This article was also featured on the Trouw website and can be read in the...
Bringing the Era of Hindi Cinema Alive with Vasuda Sharma

Bringing the Era of Hindi Cinema Alive with Vasuda Sharma

That sense of discipline brought magic to the songs. Be it the lyrics, melody or the instrumentation – its simplicity and complexity put together makes it memorable. Come September 7th, Holland will witness a tribute to the best romantic classics of the Hindi cinema. This musical evening will witness the one-woman band Vasuda Sharma share the stage with British singer-songwriter and entertainer Navin Kundra. Cabaretier and comedian Rayen Panday will also make a guest appearance in the show.

Tumse Milke (Cover)

Tumse Milke (Cover)

This romantic song ‘Tumse Milke’ bring together two very talented artists: singer-songwriter Vasuda Sharma collaborated with Dutch stand-up comedian Rayen Panday. It’s been an unique project to bring these two artists together and they will be performing together live, on the 7th of September for the Hindi Cinema Classics II concert in Oude Luxor Theater in Rotterdam. Make sure you are part of this experience!

Tere Naam – Vasuda Sharma ft. Prewien Pandohi-Mishre

Tere Naam – Vasuda Sharma ft. Prewien Pandohi-Mishre

One doesn’t need to be surrounded by incense or regular trips to temples to be near to God. Spirituality is a way of life. The spirit is inside to do good karma, doing one’s deed sincerely is in itself a worship to the almighty. The Supreme being, the creator of all, who we call God, Allah, Jesus, Krishna or Ram, that resides in us.

Midnight Longing –  Filter Coffee ft. Prewien &  Anuj (Omnesia)

Midnight Longing – Filter Coffee ft. Prewien & Anuj (Omnesia)

‘Midnight Longing’ is connecting musicians based in three different continents together. Raag Bageshri, a popular late night Raga, inflicts emotions of desire, longing and romance awaiting for One’s beloved. The aesthetic form of this Raag enables the mind to catch a glimpse of the deeper spiritual beauty through Filter Coffee’s “Ethnotronic” music style anchored by Prewien’s earthy vocals and Anuj’s hypnotic spoken word.

A brief encounter with Indian Prime Minister Modi

A brief encounter with Indian Prime Minister Modi

My one on one interaction with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be stated as an epic moment. On the 27th of June 2017 he visited The Hague for just halve a day. A brand new sports campus was chosen by the Embassy of India to organize PM’s welcome. In total 3000...
H.E. Ambassador Venu Rajamony International Yoga Day Invitation

H.E. Ambassador Venu Rajamony International Yoga Day Invitation

Third International Yoga Day

To mark the third International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India, The Hague and The Gandhi Centre, the Cultural Wing of the Embassy will be organizing an event in the Atrium, City Hall of The Hague on Sunday, June 18, 2017 and 10.00hrs. The event is open to the public, free of charge and the Ambassador of India Venu Rajamony will take the lead during the yoga session. Similar sessions will be held in 177 other countries to attract both beginners as well as experienced practitioners of yoga, making the 3rd International Day of Yoga a global success.

Pandit Chaurasia meets Ambassador Venu Rajamony

Ambassador Venu Rajamony welcomed by Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in the Netherlands. Panditji informed the ambassador about the art and music culture in the Netherlands and his 27 year long association with World Music Department WMDC (Codarts) in...
VPRO Vrije Geluiden highlights concert: Soul to Soul

VPRO Vrije Geluiden highlights concert: Soul to Soul

The Dutch national music platform “Vrije Geluiden” has higlighted the concert Soul to Soul in which Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia will perform on the 25th of June. 

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UP, CLOSE AND PERSONAL with PANDIT SHIVKUMAR SHARMA

UP, CLOSE AND PERSONAL with PANDIT SHIVKUMAR SHARMA

Art in its mysticity is experienced in different forms all over the world. It is said that the culture of a place is directly reflected in the classical forms of its art. Indian music has an abundant, unbroken heritage that has been gathered for centuries together through its oral traditions. The origins of Indian classical music can be traced back to spirituality.

DesiYUP Interviews Author Ernest van der Kwast about Arundhati Roy

DesiYUP Interviews Author Ernest van der Kwast about Arundhati Roy

Booker Prize Winner Arundhati Roy comes to Rotterdam The Indian writer and political activist Arundhati Roy will be appearing in the Doelen in Rotterdam on 16th June 2017. In 2014 Time magazine called her ‘one of the top hundred most influential people in the world’....