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Why should artists be paid fairly?

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?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Tanpura : It’s Construction, Significance and Relevance in Indian Classical Music

From materials to making and tuning of the instrument here is an article with complete information about the Tanpura.

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How to make chamber concerts worthwhile?

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.

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The reality of house concerts

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:  […]

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Why attend house concerts?

Of the many benefits of attending a chamber concert I am listing a few here which I find to be most important.

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Illustrated Books

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 […]

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Anunaad Acoustic Concerts

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. 

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Fellowship Program: Taalim

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, […]

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Naad Yog Wellness Sessions

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 […]

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Tune IN Community Sessions

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 […]