Baithak Foundation is a not for profit charitable organisation based in India working with individuals, low income schools, community centres and corporates to create deep engagement with the magical art form – Indian Classical Music.
Listen to a podcast!
Listen to the latest episode (11) of Aarohan, a weekly podcast by Kathak and Odissi exponent Smt. Yogini Gandhi. Click Here to Listen.
Enjoy a rare Raga!
Watch Jaipur Gharana vocalist, Smt. Manjiri Asnare Kelkar presenting rarely heard Raga Khokar. Click Here to Watch.
Baithak@Classes – Our Flagship Initiative
Partnering with Government and low income private schools; we curate concerts, workshops and appreciation sessions for children. Presently, we work with 25 schools and centres in Pune, 5 schools in Solapur and 3 schools in Delhi.
Would you like to have a Baithak (concert) in your school? Just write us an email.
More Baithak Initiatives
We currently run three interesting online courses combining the knowledge and experience of sound and music.
A year long art-teaching fellowship for young Indian Classical musicians and dancers. Fellows are selected through a rigorous application process.
Piloted as Baithak @Temples, Anunad Baithaks are fully acoustic concerts hosted in stone temples.
An after school art teaching-learning program that is executed through Baithak Fellows. Currently we teach three art forms.
- Hindustani Vocals
We tastefully and thoughtfully curate house concerts, special ICM events and public concerts. Every Baithak event creates a lasting memory of bonding over great music.
Baithak for A Cause
Art is not possible in silos. Thus we have always combined ICM and the pressing issues of our current times. Working with partner NGOs and social organisations we create awareness about causes that matter!
A series of highly interactive sessions curated for a wide range of audience, focussed on art appreciation.
- Tune IN – The Carnatic Sound
- Tune IN – Hindustani Music
Our first book on Pt.Firoz Dastur is a beautifully illustrated and insightfully organised. Several similar books are being created.
Our weekly Hindustani Vocal classes which focus on developing practitioners of ICM, have more than 20 students. Our youngest student is 8 years old, while the oldest being above 60. Know the details here.
Baithak Musium – Sharing Archival Music
This is an attempt to curate archival material through stories. One can browse the audio recordings Raga-wise and Artist-wise. We also host curated exhibitions which thematically present archived music.
Would you like to curate an exhibition? Just write us an email.
Bandish Bank Project
We are creating a bank of Classical Vocal compositions, which is tagged and searchable. A project that began in May 2020 to support artists during the global pandemic.
Do you wish to contribute to the bandish bank? Check the submission guidelines here.
Would you like to bring ICM to masses?
We need your generous support in doing our best.
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