Holi is popularly known and celebrated as the festival of colours. Like all Indian festivals the festival of Holi brings together fun and food. Importantly, Holi is also a symbol of burning the evils within and celebrating the triumph of righteousness. Every Indian festival is an opportunity for the community to come together and for […]
Category: Appreciating Indian Classical Music
भारतीय दर्शन परंपरा तथा भारतीय संगीत परंपरा का निरीक्षण करते ही कुछ समानताएं सहज रूप से दिखाई पड़ती है। – वेदों का अपौरुषेय होना तथा रागों का भी अपौरुषेय होना, इसमे कोई तो संकेत जरूर है। – इन दोनों का मौखिक परंपरा से विकास और जतन भी, इनके आपसी सम्बन्ध का सूचक है। भारतीय […]
In the context of Khayal Vocal Music Sur/Swar (notes and their accuracy) and Laya (meter/tempo) are the two foundational pillars of any form of music across the world. While one may believe in laying greater importance to intonations and their accuracy, it is the meter that determines the relation between two successive Swars. In Indian […]
A Rare Gem of Classical Music Late Pandit Dinkarrao alias Bhaiyasaheb Deshpande was one of the treasured personalities and a father figure in the fraternity of Indian Classical Music. He was a devoted artist of Kirana Gharana. Born on March 15, 1920, Dinkarrao took his primary lessons of music under the guidance of his father Late […]
A journey into the world of Indian Classical Music with Yogini Gandhi. Visit the links below and access episodes curated with love! The links will take you to Auroville Radio website that is hosting this show. 1. Dhrupad 2. Khayal 3. Episode dedicated to SHAKTI – the divine female energy. 4. Episode dedicated to the […]
In these difficult times art and music is helping many of us to stay calm and sane. In a world where we enjoy music so much why is paying artists so difficult?
The purposes may be diverse but one cannot forget that house concerts/chamber concerts are a wonderful opportunity. Opportunity for whom and of what kind? Here are some guidelines to ensure that we all are making the best use of the opportunity available.
We have had the fortune of attending many house concerts and have also hosted many. As an organiser we have also curated house concerts. My observations may sound funny or too harsh but be assured that I am writing about what I have witnessed without deviation of any kind. Well planned everything else than music: […]
Of the many benefits of attending a chamber concert I am listing a few here which I find to be most important.
The Annual Report 2018-19 contains details of all the initiatives undertaken by Baithak in the last financial year. It highlights the reach of our programs and the impact of the work. We thank everyone for generous support and encouragement! Please feel free to reach out to us if you wish to have a conversation about the report. […]