Concert Muses of Mindfulness II
The Many Faces of Love – An exploration of Hindu Mythology was our first collaboration with de Doelen. It’ took a good 7 month’s to produce this multidisciplinary program (storytelling, music, dance, visuals).
Shivali, Vee and Annelieke are the stars of this production. They have worked extremely hard together and the end result was outstanding. This program can go places!
We have received so much love and appreciation from our audience and I’m grateful that they came to support this unique concept. And my GWA Aniel Autar is proud to be associated with DesiYUP.
We started 2020 with two concerts on January 11th. The first one was for baby’s, toddlers and pregnant women. As research has shown an many cultures have known for millennia, listening to calming and spiritual music helps in the positive development of a child. Even listening from within the womb. During the afternoon concert many children and their parents were able to listen to Vedic hymns while they relaxed in a safe and comfortable environment.
The second concert that was during the evening, adults that wanted to have a relaxing laying down session while different ancient poems by Indian saints were presented with both classical and modern instruments.
Especially for this laying down concerts, we flew over singers and composer Aks and Lakshmi from Los Angeles (USA) and we had Prewien Pandora Mishre (Harmonium) and Danielle van Driel (Harp) accompanying them.
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.
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.
Indian vocalist Nirali Kartik was the campaign face of the interfaith Festival Sacred Songs. This festival brought together all faiths through their vocal traditions. The festival showcased a bouquet that brings the best (international) artists who represent the beauty of their spiritual music in a powerful way. Nirali’s concert emphasized on inner peace and meditation. Special thanks to Zuiderstrandtheater, Culture Connected, Theater Vaillant.
As the final act for the Holland-India Music Festival, DesiYUP organized a double bill concert with Vasuda Sharma and Shammi Pithia. A total of 3 hours of pure enjoyment with two talented and creative artists. Our DesiYUP audience was served a plethora of Indian Classical, crossover, Indipop, Bollywood and modern world music.