It is the month of September. I am in front of a bunch of a hundred kids awaiting a Bharatnatyam recital to commence. The school is in the first year of Baithak Foundation’s three years long program designed to introduce Indian traditional music to the young listeners. The artist would be taking charge of 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.
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 […]
Odissi Dance Recital by Smita Panigrahi June 19, 2019 at Ahilya Devi Holkar School, Pune An Account by Namrata Shah I had heard about Baithak Foundation over a year ago and had been keen to volunteer with them to understand the nature of efforts that the organization has been putting in to promote Indian classical […]
Hindustani Vocal Music Performance by Reeshabh Purohit At Akanksha Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj English Medium School, Pune. August 2, 2019 What would happen if you brought together a huge group of about 200 children at one place and made them listen to some intense music? Is it even possible to make them sit quietly at one place […]
Hindustani Vocal Concert by Mandar Karanjkar for all staff members of TMCP August 2, 2019 at Sangam World Centre, Yerawada, Pune. On a rainy morning, at a venue surrounded by greenery, a hundred-odd members of staff from Tara Mobile Creches Pune (TMCP) had gathered. A number of events were lined up for them for the day […]
Sitar Recital by Adwait Gadgil July 22, 2019 at Tara Mobile Creche Pune, Charholi Centre, Pune. An Account by Namrata Shah “Good morning, didi!”, a girl greeted me with a bright smile. “Good afternoon!”, I responded. “Arre, good afternoon, didi!”, she corrected herself, giggled and ran off. We were at the construction site of Pride […]
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. […]
Read and know what artists have to say about their experience of working with Baithak and sharing their art with children in schools and construction sites. Artist Feedback 2018-19