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Prof. Subroto Roy Chowdhury

Well known Sitar maestro Prof. Subroto Roy Chowdhury gave three performances in Moenninghausen, on 1st July (morning), 2nd (afternoon) and 3rd July 2010 (evening) at the Maharishi Ayurveda Healthcenter of Eugen Luechtefeld at 58590 Moenninghausen, Germany. Tel.: 02842 78558, Gesekerstr. 8.

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Here are two recent photos taken from Maharishi Gandharva Flute class at Maharishi School of Age of the Enlightenment, Fairfield, Iowa, USA.
9th Grade Girls Gandharva Veda Flute class with Binay Krishna Baral, June 2010. Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Fairfield, USA. Photo by Mr. Rig Gelfand. Please click to enlarge.
9th Grade Boys Gandharva Flute class with Binay Krishna Baral, June 2010. Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Photo by Mr. Rig Gelfand. Please click to enlarge.

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At the traditional Summer Festival, 20 June 2010, at Maharishi University of Management, in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, Binay Krishna Baral performed with students. See photos (thanks to Bill Vesely).

Karen Aoki (bansuri) and Binay Krishna Baral (tabla)

Binay Krishna Baral (bansuri) and Werner Elmker (swarmandal)


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Padma Bhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhuri

Today, 19th June 2010, we received this message from Pandit Debu Chaudhuri:
“Thank you for your mail … I wish all of you very good luck and success. On the 30th May on my 75th birthday, the hall was full and people had to go back because there was no place anymore inside Kamani Hall, the best hall in Delhi.
Yesterday I was in Kolkata at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute, and there too the hall was full.
It is all because of Maharishi’s blessings. … May GOD bless you.”

See also our older post.

His website: www.debuchaudhuri.com

His CDs with Maharishi Gandharva Veda: MAP Shop

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Wind blowing onto a field - video clip with Gandharva music

Wind bending grass Experimental videoclip by Jayant108 – combined with short excerpts of Gandharva music – by Rajan and Sajan Mishra (Raga Malshree) and Binay Krishna Baral (Raga Shivani, on bansuri).

Footage of Nature together with Gandharva  music is always a pleasure to perceive, since Gandharva music is the musical reflexion of Nature’s functioning at its finest levels.

MAP has recorded a number of CD sets with Raja and Sajan Mishra (vocal). Please have a look at them.

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Gundecha Brothers (Dhrupad vocalists)

Friday June 18, 2010, at the ICON Gallery, 58 North Main Street, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha, known as the Gundecha Brothers, performed. They are leading exponents of the ancient Indian Dhrupad vocal music. Dhrupad is the most ancient vocal genre in Hindustani classical music, and can be traced back to the Vedas. It is characterized by great dignity, depth, and silence. The primary aim of the Dhrupad style is to penetrate to the deepest value of frequency by precise intonation of microtones. Traditionally Dhrupad was not performed for entertainment reasons and not necessarily in front of an audience, but as devotional music to a chosen deity.

The Gundecha Brothers also taught a workshop.

In this video, you can enjoy a live performance of the Gundecha Brothers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5DOy3qkeDU

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Kiranpal Singh

Kiranpal Singh (Santoor)

Santoor Maestro Kiranpal Singh will conduct a Santoor Masterclass in Southall in London over 2 days – Tuesday 3rd, and Wednesday 4th August from 10 am until 5 pm. £30 per day.

Kiranpal wrote: “Spend the day with me exploring the exotic 100 stringed Indian Classical Santoor of Kashmir-Ragas – Talas – Laykari-Chhands – how to improvise to Raga, how to balance rhythm with melody etc.”
Contact:  kpsantoor@aol.com

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