Concert: Pancha Tattva – Opening Holland India Muziek Festival

The opening of the Holland India Muziek Festival will be conducted with the excellent concert: Pancha Tattva. Artists from The Netherlands, Aura Rascón (bansuri), Prewien Pandohi-Mishre (vocals), Avi Kishna (sarod) and Yama Sarshar (tabla) bring us an ode to Mother Earth. Pancha Tattva (the 5 elements) stand for Earth, Water, Air, Ether and Fire. Every musical instrument represents one of these elements and the final part will be a the harmonious combining of all the instruments and singing where it will end with Fire as the grand finale.

1st October – 15:00 u

Location: De Nieuwe Kerk Den Haag
Spui 175, 2511 Den Haag, Nederland
Tickets €22,-

The Venue

This concert will be held at De Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague. This monumental venue is easily reachable via public transport or via car.

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De Nieuwe Kerk Den Haag

Special  VIP Guest

Inspirational speaker, Actor, Supermodel and Ultraman Milind Soman will be attending the Gandhi march on the 1st of October. Find out more about Milind Soman and the Gandhi march here.

Meet the Artists

Aura Rascon

Aura Rascon


Born and raised in Mexico, Aura was trained in western classical music on traverse flute (BA from University of Sofia, Bulgaria) and later specialized on Bansuri and Hindustani Classical Music (BA and MA from CODARTS, University of the Arts, Rotterdam, NL and traditionally from Vrindaban Gurukul, India), under the tutelage of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. Aura remains active internationally as a soloist but also as a member and initiator of various crossover music formations. She is currently based in The Netherlands where she is active as a musician, bansuri teacher and a director of the Non-profitable Arts Foundation: FullMoon Babylon

Prewien Pandohi-Mishre

Prewien Pandohi-Mishre


Prewien is a vocalist born in Surinam, Prewien received his musical grooming in Rotterdam under the tutelage of Shree Koustuv Ray. He is specialized in North Indian Classical and Semi-Classical Music styles. He is currently active teaching music and performing in the Netherlands.

Avi Kishna

Avi Kishna


Avi is an Indian classical musician, producer and (youth) coach. He is co-founder of Imperceptible Art, setting up projects for and with a wide variety of artists. As musician his main instrument is the sarod. Sarod is one of the most popular Indian Classical stringed instruments (lute). Avi got his training in Indian Classical Music from his Guru; late Sri Koustuv Ray, an Indian musical virtuoso who recently passed away.

Yama Sarshar

Yama Sarshar


Yama started playing the tabla from the tender age of 2 years, learning under his father Ustad Sarshar. Yama then received his Taleem from the Late Ustad Alla Rakha khan saeb, Ustad Zakir Hussain and he currently spends most of his learning under Ustad Fazal Qureshi. Yama’s performances are high in demand throughout the world.

‘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.

Music by Filter Coffee – India
Vocals by Prewien Pandohi-Mishre – The Netherlands
Spoken Word “Storms & Drops” Written & Performed by Anuj Rastogi [Omnesia] – Canada
Song arranged & programmed by – Swarupa Ananth – India
Flute – Shriram Sampath – India
Director Music Video – Anecdote Films Song
Production – DesiYUP

On a cold winter night, allow yourself to get carried away by this melodious and enchanting composition in Raag Bageshri inflicting emotions of longing and romance from the point of view of a lady awaiting her loved one. The aesthetic form of this Raag enables the mind to catch a glimpse of the deeper spiritual beauty of this music style.

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