Manish Vyas and Band present "The Power of Indian Sounds"

23rd March 2018

Pelgrimvaderskerk Rotterdam

Naad Shakti: The Power of Indian Sounds with Manish Vyas and Band

Friday 23rd March 2018 | 8pm Pelgrimvaderskerk Rotterdam

You are invited to discover the power of mantra’s. In a concert of 90 minutes vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Manish Vyas from India will spellbind your mind with these well-kept sacred songs from India. His work spans a variety of genres such as ambient, classical, devotional, Sufi en world music. At this DesiYUP concert he will perform with Hindol (Sitar) and Ojas (Percussion). The perfect location for this music performance is the Pelgrimvaderkerk, this church is hidden in the oldest and most historic area of Rotterdam, Delfshaven.

U bent uitgenodigd om de kracht van mantra’s te ontdekken. Dit best bewaarde muziekgeheim uit India zal uw geest fascineren. Dit concert van 90 minuten wordt gepresenteerd door zanger, componist en multi-instrumentalist Manish Vyas uit India Zijn werk bestrijkt uiteenlopende genres als ambient, klassiek, devotioneel, Sufi en wereldmuziek. Tijdens dit DesiYUP concert zal hij het podium delen met Hindol (Sitar) en Ojas (Percussion). De perfecte locatie voor dit concert is het Pelgrimsvaderkerk, deze kerk is verscholen in is verscholen in historisch Delfshaven in Rotterdam.

Concert info:

Date: 23rd March 2018
Time: 8pm
Doors open: 7pm
Location: Pelgrimvaderskerk
Address: Aelbrechtskolk 20
3024 RE Rotterdam

Tickets: €29,-
Seating numbers unassigned
Stoelen zijn ongeplaceerd

About the Artists

Manish Vyas

Manish Vyas

Vocalist, Composer, Multi-Intrumentalist

Manish grew up in Gujarat, India in a family of musicians and under the ayurvedic lifestyle of which his grandfather was a specialist. He learnt Indian classical and devotional music since he was a child, where music and kirtan gatherings were happening in his house since his childhood. Later, living in Pune, he conducted and co-coordinated retreats in India during more than 15 years. During these years, he was also actively involved with the music department of Osho Commune in India, while Osho was still in his body. In this period, he was conducting live music for various meditation sessions, dance sessions and concerts, all directed to a very specific purpose of deepening the quality of meditation. This long period of experiments and experience reflects in his music.




Born into a family of well-known folk musicians, Hindol was all of 5 when his father Sri Panchanan Sardar taught him initial strings of the instrument. Since then it has been a long journey of rigorous practice sessions to master the techniques of the instrument and nuances of the Tradition.  He also received training from other imminent teachers like Pandit Santosh Bannerji and Pandit Deepak Chowdhury, a senior disciple of Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar. His exposure to music was solely Indian classical throughout his school days. However there was one record of Tchaekovsky’s Swanlake at his home which was his backdoor to another world. While being in the University he started jamming and performing together with his music friends with western music background and in this way he opened up to a whole new world of Jazz and Western Classical.




A versatile musician and a high creative being, Ojas was born in 1973 in Delhi, India. At a very early age, he started taking part in music events such as kirtans, bhajans and traditional rituals in India. With these events, he discovered his passion for music while joining the events playing harmonium and drums. Throughout the years merging with many artists he evolved himself as a percussionist and nowadays he lives in Cologne, Germany, where he also teaches music, organizes workshops and supplies good quality imported instruments. He plays various instruments: harmonium, hang, gubal, kalimbas, didgeridoo, djembe, congas, cajon, tablas and other drums and a variety of other percussions.

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 process they realize they have a mind of their own. Sattva-guna music is sensitive, it allows to introspect and by analyzing the deeper meaning of mantra-music one can experience a change in mindset and feelings.

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In search of authentic Indian sounds

There is always an uplifting piece of music that will open our deepest emotions, renew our spirit and let us know that we are not alone. There is a type of music to bring us back home to our own self and that’s what this music is about.

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Speciale Actie voor Kleinkinderen met grootouders!

Heb je ook een lieve grootouders?Bekijk dan deze vlog. DesiYUP geeft kaarten weg aan grootouders die gebracht worden door hun kleinkinderen die al een kaart hebben gekocht voor het concert van Manish Vyas, vrijdag 23 maart.

Max 10 kleinkinderen krijgen deze kans. Op=Op

Volg deze stappen om jouw grootouders gratis mee te kunnen nemen:

Stap 1: Koop een kaartje via de DesiYUP website. Koop jouw Kaartje
Stap 2: Wacht tot je een bevestigingsmails krijgt van DesiYUP
Stap 3: Email jouw bevestigingsmail naar met de volgende gegevens: Namen van grootouder(s), mobiele nummer. Informeer ons ook of jullie een rolstoel of rollator meenemen.
Stap 4: Je krijgt per mail een bevestiging van DesiYUP dat jij met jouw grootouders naar het concert kunt komen.
*Zonder de bevestiging van DesiYUP in stap 4 staat dit arrangement niet vast


Nearly 8 centuries old, the Oude of Pelgrimsvaderkerk has a rich history as a haven to the ‘pilgrim fathers’ on their way to the Americas. Located in the centre of Historic Delfshaven, the Oude- of Pelgrimsvaderskerk is open to public every Saturday afternoon. It is possible to rent the church for a range of different events.