Interviews with Musicians
The International Film Festival Rotterdam hosted the screening of the film Shut Up Sona by Deepti Gupta. The film follows singer and composer Sona Mohapatra in her quest for equality and her journey through India to find her message of empowerment in the mystics of...
In November 2019, 70’s star Asha Puthli said YESS to Le Guess Who? Festival. She performed after decades in Europe for the biggest world festival in The Netherlands. This Indian beauty talks about her musical come back and how she became the star that she is today.
The last living Khayál master, Ustad Saami, keeps a thousand-year-old tradition alive at the risk of his own life
The 75-year old Pakistani Ustad Saami is one of the last remaining musicians to practice a thousand-year-old tradition of the Khayál music, widely considered a precursor of qawwali music that originated in Pakistan. Even under threat of Islamic fundamentalists,...
Aks & Lakshmi are a composer and vocalist duo who specialize in Electronic Bhakti Music. They are pioneers in blending Raga influences with electronic and pop genres to create powerful spiritual experiences.
Violinist L Subramaniam & Vocalist Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam gave an inspiring workshop about South-Indian music last year which was hosted by Codarts Rotterdam, organized by tabla player Heiko Dijker & India in Netherlands (Embassy of India, The Hague)....
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.
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.
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.
On a sultry Sunday evening, we decide to visit Pandit Hariprasad Charausia’s gurukul. Tucked in a corner in the Mumbai suburbs, we enter his school to be greeted with the melodic notes of the bansuri.