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.
On the 27th of May 2016, a very special concert was held in De Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague. After a short introduction by the host Vipin Moharir, everybody greeted Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to the stage with a standing ovation. Pandit-ji blessed a sold out concert hall with his mesmerising bansuri skills. For most of our guests, the blissful 90 minutes passed too quickly. Pandit-ji finished his performance and received a standing ovation while receiving his flowers by the founder of DesiYUP, Mahesvari Autar. The audience had a chance to meet and greet with Pandit-ji and get a signed cd and take a picture.
On the 28th of November, DesiYUP and Zuiderstrand Theater collaborated to organize an amazing concert in De Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague with the multitalented Indian singer/songwriter Vasuda Sharma. Together with de Dutch musicians Steven Asvin, Gabriel Harmsen, Antal Stexner and Marco van OS, she mesmerised the DesiYUP audience.
Vasuda came to The Netherlands a few days before the concert and was interviewed by different radio stations, performed in an in-house concert, gave a masterclass and rehearsed with her band, all the while getting to see different parts of The Netherlands.