After working with schools and children for a period of over one year, Baithak Foundation has recognized the need for good quality literature, textbooks, and other teaching aids. Knowledge about Indian Classical Music has been primarily reduced to cold facts and highly technical content. A study of available content for children highlights the need for […]
In association with Sakal India Foundation, Baithak organises fully acoustic concerts in stone temples. These concerts turn out to be pure acoustic bliss, thanks to rich sonic properties of the stone architecture and involvement of senior musicians.
Taalim is a fellowship program through which Baithak engages talented musicians with school children. This program is being run at schools and centers where Baithak has been working for 2 or more years. The fellows go to school once a week to teach their art form to a batch of 10 to 15 students. Presently, […]
Naad Yoga is a 90 minutes workshop, designed for working professionals which helps them de-stress using music and right breathing practice. This workshop makes use of connection between our breathing and nervous system and uses that to reduce stress and foster creativity, decision making and other cognitive abilities of the participants. We have conducted Naad Yoga for manufacturing companies, IT companies and […]
Tune In is a series of sessions that aim to introduce participants to the world of Indian Classical Music (ICM). Spread over six sessions, Tune In covers topics like Raagas, the significance of Sur, Taal and Lay and many other interesting topics like the importance of tanpura, harnessing the power of music for our well-being […]
Baithak@Classes is the flagship program of Baithak Foundation. Under this program, we organize curated interactive concerts of Indian Classical Music for students at underprivileged schools, construction sites, community centers etc. This Program is being run at 15 locations (mix of municipal schools, community centres and construction sites) in Pune and 5 schools in Solapur.
Maanasa Visweswaran shares her experience of attending a Baithak @ Classes Concert We often hear this phrase, “We live in the era of access”. But in my one year experience of living in India as a student and attending Indian classical concerts, I’ve noticed that the audiences mostly belonged to specific social classes or age […]
The show must go on! Despite a heavy down pour that disrupted the power supply at the Babu Jagjeevan Ram School in Yerawada, Baithak Foundation carried on, undeterred, to present yet another successful concert at the school. This concert was held on 22nd June 2018 as part of Baithak @ Classes initiative. It was exciting to see […]
Sarangi Concert by Yuji Nakagawa July 15, 2019 at TMCP Center, Ganga Legend, Bavdhan, Pune A Sarangi concert by Yuji Nakagawa! I was curious – the primary reason of my curiosity was the name of the artist. A Japanese artist playing Hindustani classical music on an instrument that seemed quite an unusual choice! How did […]