Begin het nieuwe jaar met muziek en ontspanning voor de allerkleinsten. Hoe eerder jonge kinderen in aanraking komen met betekenisvolle muziek, hoe beter het is voor de algemene ontwikkeling van het kind. Zwangere vrouwen zijn ook van harte welkom om dit programma bij te wonen.
Voel je kind in de buik bewegen op eeuwenoude rustgevende muziek. Of laat je baby, dreumes & peuter op een speelse manier kennis maken met Vedische hymnen. Speciaal voor Yoga Nidra wordt de monumentale ruimte van de Nieuwe Kerk omgetoverd tot een muzikaal paradijs. Hier kunnen alle kleintjes samen met (groot)ouders/verzorgers genieten van een gezellige mantraconcert. Stilzitten mag, maar hoeft niet! Alle kindjes kunnen onbekommerd springen, dansen en meedoen. Speciaal voor dit programma vliegen zangers en componist Aks en Lakshmi over uit Los Angeles (USA). De mantra’s die Aks & Lakshmi zingen, zijn herkenbare korte verzen zoals ‘Jai Jai Shiv Shambho’, ‘Gayatri Mantra’, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, ’Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’.
Festival Muses of Mindfulness brought us and our loved ones happiness. This festival featured talented vocalists who have their roots in Indian classical music. Together with Zuiderstrandtheater we proudly presented to you Pandit Anirban Bhattacharyya, Pandit Hemang Mehta, Shri Prewien Pandohi-Mishre, tabla maestro Yama Sarshar and Jasdeep Singh Degun on Sitar and Deniz Schelfi on Tanpura. The concept of Muses of Mindfulness is unconventional. These muses tell a story of mindfulness by creating different moods during the festival.
We ended our concert season of 2018 with a very special concert dedicated to Annapurna Devi and her Maihar Gharana. Pandit Rupak Kulkarni and Ojas Yogesh Adhiya (tabla) performed on the 23rd of October in Podium Grounds, Rotterdam.
Pandit Rupak Kulkarni who is a student of the well renowned Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, honored the tradition of Ma Annapurna Devi in a concert where the audience was both impressed by the talent that this Gharana has produced while also being filled with jou and peace.
This concert was organized in collaboration with Darbar Festival (special thanks to Sandeep Virdee) and Rasique music school.
This was one of the best classical concerts of this year.
On 18 September 2018 DesiYUP organized a Hindustani Semi Classical concert with Nirali Kartik in Laaktheater the Hague. Accompanied by Amit Mishra (tabla) & Prewien Pandohi-Mishre (harmonium)
A spiritual experience in a historic setting
The historic Pelgrimvaderskerk in Rotterdam was the setting of a spiritual experience when composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Manish Vyas enchanted the audience with the singing of mantras. Together with his bandmembers Hindol en Ojas, he brought the audience to a higher state during this ninety minute concert. Except for the clapping between the songs, you could hear a pin drop during his songs. This was a night that will keep resonating in the hearts of the audience.
The opening of the Holland India Muziek Festival was 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) brought 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 was a harmonious combining of all the instruments and singing where it ended with Fire as the grand finale.
On 6th of October in collaboration with Darbar Festival, DesiYUP will host a concert with Debasmita Bhattacharya. Before this concert Darbar Festival founder and programming director Sandeep Virdee will give an inspirational talk about organizing events, building yourself up as an artist and about how he has made Darbar Festival so succesful. This is a talk that emerging artists and organizers cannot miss.
Inspirational speaker, Actor, Supermodel and Ultraman Milind Soman will be attending the Gandhi march on the 1st of October. This initiative is in collaboration with Speaking Minds, the Indian Embassy, Holland Indian Festival and sponsored by Jet Airways.
Bhattacharya is creating shockwaves across musical circles in her native India and beyond with her remarkable talent on the sarod and powerhouse performances. She is joined on the tabla by Rayatt, with blistering dynamism and a flair for sumptuous rhythmic balance. Immerse yourself into the deep unfolding of ragas.
After their spectacular performance in 2016 Navin & The515Crew [hyperlink concertpagina HCCI] left the Dutch audience craving for another performance. For the second edition of Hindi Cinema Classics Navin shared the stage with Indian singer-songwriter Vasuda Sharma and Dutch stand-up comedian Rayen Panday.
This concert was an ode to the best romantic Bollywood classics hosted at the Oude Luxor Theater in Rotterdam.