Seetal Kaur Gahir

Nirmanika

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Nirmanika

Apsara Arts and Milapfest

The Bhavan Centre, London


 

Fri, 2011-11-18

Nirmanika, which means ‘architectonics’ in Sanskrit, is Milapfest’s most recent production in collaboration with Singapore-based Apsara Arts.  The piece explores the structures, spaces, sculptures and stories of Indian monumental architecture through the medium of bharatanatyam dance.

Rudra – Emotive flight

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Duncan Lomax, Ravage Productions
Sat, 2013-11-23

RUDRA – Emotive Flight

Manasamitra and York Minster

Saturday 23rd November 2013

Reviewed by Seetal Kaur Gahir

Ananda

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 Ananda

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Seetal Kaur Gahir
 

 

 

Sat, 2013-06-15
Ananda is not only a collaboration between four iconic instruments of Hindustani classical music but also between four young artists Upneet Singh Dhadyalla, Roopa Panesar, Kaviraj Singh Dhadyalla and Kirpal Panesar, who are all trained right here in the UK.

Spanda – Vibrations in Bharatanatyam – Bhavan London

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Fri, 2013-05-17

Spanda – Vibrations in Bharatanatyam

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, Friday 17th May 2013

East India Club Night - The Tabla Whiz – Gurdain Singh Rayatt and guest band ‘Flux’

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Fri, 2013-04-26

East India Club Night  at Rich Mix, London - The Tabla Whiz – Gurdain Singh Rayatt and guest band ‘Flux',  Saturday 26th April 2013

SAMYO10

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SAMYO10
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Reviewed by Seetal Kaur Gahir

Sat, 2013-03-16

The prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall was bustling with people who had gathered for SAMYO10, a special anniversary concert that marked a decade for Britain’s South Asian Music Youth Orchestra. “There was once a time when the audience outnumbered the members of the orchestra on stage, but tonight I’m glad to see that isn’t the case”, administrative director Alok Nayak said, highlighting the successes and challenges of the ten-year journey in his opening speech.

EAST INDIA CLUB NIGHT - ENGLOBED - GIULIANO MODARELLI

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Rich Mix, London 
Reviewed by Seetal Kaur Gahir

Fri, 2013-03-01

 The East India Club Night series at Rich Mix kicked-off with an event bursting with sound and colour to launch Englobed, Giuliano Modarelli’s eclectic new album. 

Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra

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Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan, West Kensington, London 

 

 

 

Sat, 2012-11-03
 
“Music is our sādhanā and we would like you to join us in this pujā.” As the drones of the harmonium and taanpuras filled the air, the audience in the Bhavan Centre's sold-out auditorium eagerly awaited the performance of two of the finest exponents of khayaal vocal music, Pandit Rajan and Sajan Misra. 
 
HEAVYWEIGHTS OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC, THE BROTHERS WERE BORN INTO A VIRTUOSIC FAMILY IN ONE OF INDIA’S GREAT PILGRIMAGE CENTERS, VARANASI (BENARAS). THIS EXPLAINS THE INTRINSIC SPIRITUAL QUALITY OF THEIR MUSIC.

Rising Young Sitar Diva: Roopa Panesar

Credit: Rehmatt Rayatt

Collaboration between SOAS Concert Series and Darbar Festival
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies

Sitar: Roopa Panesar
Tabla: Gurdain Singh Rayatt
Taanpura: Jasdeep Singh Degun

Mon, 2012-03-05

Seats began to fill up quickly in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre – word must have spread that Roopa Panesar and her soulful sitar would be taking to the stage.  Since the age of seven, Roopa has been completely devoted to Indian classical music. Having learned mainly from the pioneering educationalist and sitar virtuoso, Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE, she is well on her way to be the guiding light for British-born Indian classical musicians.

Yamini Reddy and Amjad Ali Khan

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Indian Music Series Yamini Reddy and Amjad Ali Khan
Wigmore Hall, London

Tue, 2011-10-04

October brings a new season of Indian classical music to Britain, as sarod maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan begins his residency at the Wigmore Hall in London. The audience were introduced to the true diversity of Indian art forms as the first concert of the series showcased the best of kuchipudi dance and the North Indian or Hindustani instrumental music of the sarod.

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