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Raga Music And Chants Of India 2

Sat Sep 14th, 2019

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Saturday 14 Sep 4pm – 6pm

The Light Room, 325 Maunganui Road

Music For Meditation – Classical Raga Music from India

After the SELLOUT show in July the Madhurs are back

A divine meditation experience with accomplished musicians and classical instruments from India. Performance, Meditation, Kirtan, Mantra, Chanting and Chai.

This beautiful event will be in 2 parts:

The first half will be “Music for Meditation“ a 45 minute set based on Indian classical raga, presented and performed by the Madhur family and special guest.

Followed by a short intermission break with complimentary delicious chai tea served.

The Second Half will include:

Chanting (devotional Kirtan, Music & Mantra) with Shukdev Madhur and local guest performers to be announced

There is opportunity for audience participation to sing and chant, with clapping and movement as we enjoy a meditative chanting experience together, with group consciousness and unity.

This is a unique opportunity to experience intimate and powerful live music, mantra and chanting with world class musicians, playing ageless classic Indian instruments and chants, at a divine and cosy venue, bringing warmth to our hearts and souls in the middle of the winter :)

Very Limited Early Bird Presales: $20 (available until 21Jul or until sold out)
General Admission and TLR Members Presales: $25
On the Door: $30 (only if places available)

About Shuk Dev Madhur:

Shuk Dev Madhur is a retired lecturer of music renowned and a master in his field, especially in the area of music training and tuition.

He is known to New Zealanders as a proficient violinist and his passion for the art has made him a quality teacher encouraging a growing number of youngsters to learn violin under his able guidance.

Mr Madhur is a recipient of several Awards, among the foremost of which is the National Award received from former Indian President Shankar Dayal Sharma in 1993 for his contributions to music.

He is a wealth of knowledge in Indian classical music.

He is largely responsible for bringing Indian classical music to NZ, giving it the global audience it enjoys today. Violin concerts of Professor Madhur have been featured in innumerable music festivals & conferences all over New Zealand, Australia & USA.

Professor Madhur has associations with many outstanding musicians from all over the world including top musician like Flutist Pt Ronu Majumdar, Tabla Maestro Ustad Fazal Qureshi & Pt Pawan K Verma, Vocalist Pt Shyam Das Mishra, to name just a few.

Some of his unique performances also include music concerts at Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand, Prana Music, Dance & Arts Festival, Waitakere Indian Association, Pakistan Association of New Zealand, Bharatiya Samaj’s Fund raiser in New Zealand, Auckland Council Community events.

Professor Shuk Dev Madhur, A true cultural ambassador of India, continues to preserve and spread the rich cultural heritage of Indian classical music, in all its glory.

About Basant Madhur:

Basant Madhur is a widely acknowledged tabla player and a much-respected artiste in the arena of Indian Classical Music. On account of his versatility and pleasing disposition, he is the most sought & creative artist in the realm of Indian classical music in New Zealand and Australasia as a whole.

Born into a family of musicians, he took early training from his elder brother Deepak Madhur and received expert guidance from Punjab Gharana tabla maestro, the late Pt. Pawan Kumar Verma.

During his college period, he received numerous awards at state, zonal & national level youth festivals. At the same time, All India Radio & Television approved him as a performing artist at AIR & television in Shimla.

Madhur moved to New Zealand in 2002 and established the “Sargam School of Indian Music.” By 2006, he had trained more than 300 students, some of which at a very high level. In 2008 he received the Award of Appreciation for his contribution to the field of music by GOPIO (Global organization of People of Indian Origin New Zealand).

Basant has had the honor of accompanying some of the stalwarts of Indian Classical Music such as Grammy Award winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in New Zealand and USA, Pt. Ronu Majumdar in New Zealand & Australia, Pt. Rakesh Chaurasia, saxophone genius Dr. Kadri Gopalnath and mridangam player Patri Satish Kumar to name a few. He has also collaborated with several western musicians such as John Ellis, Luke Hurley, Murray McNabb, Frank Gibson Jr., Jon Sanders and Prosad Freeman in fusion music.

Other then being a regular feature in many music festivals in New Zealand, Basant is known to perform in India, Australia and USA.

About EmRiver:

EmRiver brings gentle, earthy, acoustic music and songs to inspire deep connection with all that lies beneath the surface. There is a wildness, an untamed energy, that is exhilarating to tap into. Music from the heart facilitates that dropping down into the deepest of places, helping us connect to the very fibre of existence. Music communicates in ways that words fall short, flowing through hardships, finding its way through rocky places, coating life with comfort and delight.

About Sarah Spence:

Sarah Marlowe Spence, also known as Premratna, is a kirtan artist, singer/songwriter and yoga teacher. Her music has been described as inspired healing, and is deeply appreciated during her soundscapes and mantra that she creates during yoga class collaborations with other teachers. Sarah is excited to collaborate with Basant again as she rarely gets the chance now based here and not in Auckland. Their collaboration is on her 2015 album Awake, by Premratna.

About Rayna Love:

Rayna will perform a kundalini mantra in kirtan style, encouraging group participation to create a vibrant energy in the room and each person there.

Rayna brings to performances his passionate love of all things natural, of music, dance, movement, health and holistic wellness together with an open spiritual curiosity for the deeper meaning and essence of life. He supports the adventurous ideal of a community that deeply cares and shares its combined knowledge and experience through inclusion and equal opportunity, a place that is always home, and welcoming.

acoustic/solo, alternative, art/noise, classical, country/folk, pop, world, Shuk Dev Madhur, Basant Madhur, Emriver, Sarah Marlowe Spence, Premratna, Rayna Love, Soreya James

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