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Why musicians should attend concerts

Why musicians should attend concerts

This blog is especially for Dutch musicians and music students living in The Netherlands. I will give you four reasons why it’s important to make time to attend concerts.

There are two ways to enjoy a live music concert these days. One is through personal experience and the second one is through social media. If it comes to social media, we are mostly part of someone else’s experience, you can easily say it’s a second-hand experience not leaving a long lasting imprint on your soul.

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#5 reasons DesiYUP is LIVE on FaceBook

#5 reasons DesiYUP is LIVE on FaceBook

In this blog I will tell you why and when I go Live on FaceBook. Recently DesiYUP received some questions or rather feedback about the events that we cover Live. I cherry-pick the events where we go Live and here you read what motivates me to cover an event with my iPhone.

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How Nada Yoga helps me to find peace and solitude in the city

How Nada Yoga helps me to find peace and solitude in the city

Today it’s a special day for me. 21st of June is marked by the United Nations as the International Day of Yoga. And today it’s also World Music Day! On this special occasion I like to share with you my personal experience with Nada Yoga. Which means Yoga of sacred sounds. The most common word to describe sacred sounds is Mantra. A mantra can be a word, a phrase, a syllable or even sounds associated with nature. It’s this form of Yoga that helps me to find peace and solitude in the city.

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DesiYUP is participating in the Dutch trade mission to India

DesiYUP is participating in the Dutch trade mission to India

Prime minister Mark Rutte, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and Minister for Healthcare and Sport Bruno Bruins will travel to India from 23 to 25 May 2018 on a working visit and trade mission. Mr Rutte will meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss the strategic relationship between the Netherlands and India and the scope for deepening political and economic cooperation.

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The need for Sattvic-Music

The need for Sattvic-Music

During my Skype-conversation with Manish Vyas, he told me that our world is in need of sattvic-music. According Hindu mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik people who have a strong sattva-guna personality feel the need to outgrow their fears by helping others and during this...

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 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.

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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...

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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...

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