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.
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 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.