Muses of Mindfulness Ⅱ

Concert Muses of Mindfulness II


Aura Rascón (bansuri)

Diepak Ramjiawan (vocals & harmonium)

Prewien Pandohi-Mishre (vocals & harmonium)

Tarang Poddar (tabla)

Concert Information

Ticket Price: €28 p.p. SOLD OUT
Livestream: €5,50 per device

Saturday 2 October 2021
Doors open: 19:00
Start concert: 20:00-21:30
(90 minutes without break)

Venue: Hillegondakerk
Address: Kerkdreef 2 3054GS, Rotterdam-Hillegersberg (parking information)

About Muses of Mindfulness II

Saturday 2 October, 20.00hrs, you can delve deep into the rich Indian music culture during the second edition of Muses of Mindfulness, held at the Hillegonda church, Rotterdam-Hillegersberg.

Muses of Mindfulness is inspired by ‘Raga Sangeet’. This music tradition is over 2000 years old and highlights the meditative nature of Indian classical music. The original music originates from the Vedic era when mantras and ragas were recited in Hindu temples.

In this 90-minute concert our four Muses of Mindfulness II: Aura, Diepak, Prewien and Tarang will create musical moods of devotion, joy and contemplation.

Bansuri flautist Aura Rascón will open up the world of Indian Ragas by presenting Yaman, a beautiful evening Raag of romantic character that welcomes the evening and sets the mood for the eternal lovers Radha and Krishna.

The soothing sounds of the ancient flute instrument bansuri will make sure that you will let go of all your worries and allow you to rediscover yourself. The divine flute instrument bansuri is associated with Lord Krishna and his Krishna Rasa Lila.

Muses of Mindfulness is also the debut DesiYUP-concert of vocalist Diepak Ramjiawan, who is a promising young musical talent. With his soulful voice he will perform bhajans and kirtans, which are bound to bring you in a joyful state of mind.

The concert will be concluded by the earthy voice of Prewien Pandohi-Mishre. He is well-known for his efforts to make Indian classical music more accessible to a large audience in the Netherlands. Prewien will perform Raag Bageshri, a romantic evening raga, Bhupali, based on the bhakti rasa and Bhimpalasi, based on the shanti rasa, followed by light classical songs.

All three artists will be accompanied by our fourth Muse, Tarang Poddar on tabla. Being well versed in both the tabla and the drum-set, Tarang is a versatile percussionist in Indian classical and fusion music. Tarang constantly explores different musical ideas, cultures and traditions which have inspired his own unique style of playing percussion instruments. 

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Artwork by
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Saturday 2 October at 19:30 you can watch the online stream of ‘Muses of Mindfulness II’.

Book your online ticket for € 5,50. The concert Muses of Mindfulness II can be live-streamed using all Internet browsers. Open the e-mail confirmation that you received after the purchase and click on the link of the online stream of the concert. This will open a new tab where the concert will start.

Check your spam folder if you didn’t receive a confirmation email after your purchase. Check your internet connection and acces to the stream 30 minutes in advance. The concert starts at 20:00.

Please note that the livestream link is personalized, it is not possible to share the link with others. The link gives you access to one screen device at the same time.

Zaterdag 2 oktober om 19:30 kunt u de online stream van ‘Muses of Mindfulness II’ bekijken.

Reserveer uw online ticket voor € 5,50. Het concert Muses of Mindfulness II is live te volgen via alle internet browsers. Open de e-mailbevestiging die u na de aankoop heeft ontvangen en klik op de link van de online stream van het concert. Dit zal een nieuw tabblad openen waar het concert zal beginnen.

Controleer uw spam-map als u na uw aankoop geen bevestigingsmail hebt ontvangen. Controleer uw internetverbinding en toegang tot de stream 30 minuten van tevoren. Het concert begint om 20:00 uur.

Let op: de livestream link is persoonsgebonden, het is niet mogelijk om de link te delen met anderen. De link geeft u toegang tot één schermapparaat tegelijk.


Covid-19 rules and regulations

DesiYUP will respect Covid-19 rules and regulation and RIVM guidelines. Please make sure you have read the information  (provided in English and Dutch).

Covid-19 rules (English)

The RIVM has a number of rules that we must take into account.

As of 25 September, the coronavirus entry pass system will apply to events (such as festivals, concerts and professional sports matches), and cultural venues (such as cinemas and theatres). Whether people have a fixed seat or not, and whether the location is indoors or outdoors, everyone aged 13 and over will have to show a valid coronavirus entry pass to gain admission. Everyone aged 14 and over will also have to show their ID along with their coronavirus entry pass.

Coronavirus Entry Pass (QR-pass)
You can get a coronavirus entry pass if you are fully vaccinated, have valid proof of recovery or a negative result from a coronavirus test taken less than 24 hours before entry. For people without proof of vaccination or recovery, getting tested will remain free of charge.

CoronaCheck usage
You can generate a coronavirus entry pass using the CoronaCheck app on your mobile phone.

The government remains alert
The above measures will enter into effect on 25 September and will apply until further notice. If the number of hospital and ICU admissions remains low for a longer period of time, the government will lift some of the measures still in place. But the government will remain alert. If there is a sudden spike in the number of people admitted to hospital or the ICU, extra measures may be needed. The government will try to take targeted measures where possible. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the government are staying alert to the emergence of new coronavirus variants.

Covid-19 regels (Nederlands)

Het RIVM heeft een aantal regels waar wij rekening mee moeten houden.

Vanaf 25 september is het coronatoegangsbewijs verplicht voor evenementen (zoals festivals, optredens, feesten en publiek bij professionele sportwedstrijden) en bij vertoning van kunst en cultuur (zoals bioscopen en theaters).

Dat geldt binnen én buiten, met én zonder vaste zitplaats. Vanaf 14 jaar moet het gebruik van het coronatoegansbewijs samen met het identiteitsbewijs worden gecontroleerd.

Vaccinatiebewijs, herstelbewijs of negatieve testuitslag
Je krijgt een coronatoegangsbewijs als je volledig bent gevaccineerd, een geldig herstelbewijs hebt of een negatieve testuitslag van maximaal 24 uur oud. Testen blijft gratis voor iemand die geen herstel- of vaccinatiebewijs heeft.

CoronaCheck gebruiken
Met de Coronacheck-app kan iedereen het coronatoegangsbewijs ophalen.


Het kabinet blijft waakzaam
Deze maatregelen gelden vanaf 25 september voor de komende periode. Mocht het aantal opnames in het ziekenhuis en op de IC voor langere tijd laag zijn, dan zal het kabinet een deel van de huidige maatregelen laten vervallen. Het kabinet blijft waakzaam. Als blijkt dat er in korte tijd veel mensen in het ziekenhuis of op de IC moeten worden opgenomen dan kan dat betekenen dat er extra maatregelen komen. Het kabinet probeert dan zo gericht mogelijk maatregelen te treffen. Het RIVM en kabinet blijven alert op nieuwe varianten van het virus.

Meet Vocalist Diepak

Diepak Ramjiawan will be debuting in his first concert for DesiYUP. In this video he talks about the concert Muses of Mindfulness II and introduces us to the amazing artists he will be sharing the stage with.

Our Four Muses of Mindfulness

Aura Rascon Bansuri

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, with whom she has toured as a Bansuri accompanist in various occasions. Aura has collaborated with an extended number of renowned artist from different music traditions, performing in mayor music festivals in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She remains active internationally as a soloist but also as a member, initiator and composer of various cross-over music formations.

Diepak Ramjiawan
(vocals & harmonium)

Sarnami-Hindustani vocalist Diepak Ramjiawan was born and raised in Rotterdam. The young singer gave his first concerts in prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Doelen and the World Forum Theatre. One concert in particular is very dear to him, since he had the honour to perform as a supporting act for Ustad Zakir Hussain. During his act Diepak sang the Shiva Tandav Stotram while he played the tabla.

It’s been a year since he started to produce Spirituals/Devotional Mantra Music in his own unique style. Diepak believes that Music connects us to our inner self. “What this connectivity truly signifies is the listener’s personal experience.”

Prewien Pandohi-Mishre
(vocals & harmonium)

Prewien is a vocalist born in Suriname. Prewien received his musical training in Rotterdam under the tutelage of Shree Koustuv Ray. He specializes in North Indian classical and semi-classical music styles. He is currently an active music teacher and performs in the Netherlands. Perwien is the founder of Rasique Music school and teaches music at SKVR, the biggest institute for performing arts in Rotterdam.

Tarang Poddar

Tarang Poddar is a young and accomplished tabla player and drummer from Ahmedabad, India. Based in the Netherlands, he has studied the North Indian Classical tradition of the tabla with gurus Pt. Shailendra Mishra and Pt. Rahul Shastri, and recently graduated in the Codarts Conservatory, Rotterdam ( Masters/ Cum Laude), majoring in jazz and Indian music.

His knowledge of traditional North Indian rhythmic concepts informs his own unique modern compositions and performance practice. He is constantly exploring the intersection of musical ideas, cultures, and traditions, and explores what it means to adapt what is in your roots to make it your own.

Venue Hillegondakerk

Hillegondakerk Rotterdam Hillegersberg

The Hillegonda Church on Kerkstraat 43 in Rotterdam-Hillegersberg is the oldest church building in Rotterdam. The congregation has gathered here for centuries.



There is construction going around in the street next to the Hillegondakerk on the Helleniussingel. Because of that, you might find problems with parking next to the venue when you enter Kerkstraat 43 in your GPS.

We have arranged for our guests to park at the ABN Amro parking space. If you enter the address Kerkdreef, you will find it. From there it is a 2 minute walk to the Hillegondakerk.

We are posting some images for your reference.

Public Transport

The Hillegondakerk, Kerkstraat 43, Rotterdam, is reachable via public transport. The nearest bus/tramstop is Bergse Dorpstraat, Rotterdam. That is a 4 minutes walk away from the Hillegondakerk.

This busstop can be reached with RET Tram 4, RET Stadsbus 35.

To find the best public trasnport route, please use this website to calculate your route.

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