Kimayaa Instituut India-NL

Institute of Music & Performing Arts

Music, Food & CulturalExchange

In september 2022 zal De Lindewei gastheer zijn voor Kimayaa Institute:  Rishabh Dhar en Indrani Batabyal. Zij zijn  professionele muzikanten in de Classical Indian Music, de traditie van de Dhrupad en brengen een breed programma: Music, Food & Cultural Exchange onder één dak.

We will present the following:

  • Indian Percussion concert with Rishabh Dhar & Indrani Batabyal on Harmonium along with Indian Dinner.
  • Cooking workshop morning till afternoon.
  • Mantra Chanting with Dinner or snacks whichever is fine.
  • Nada Yoga workshop with authentic Vedic food (Lunch).
  • Bhajan /Kirtan with dinner .
  • Concert with Satyakam on Violin & Rishabh Dhar on Pakhawaj with Indian Dinner .
  • Rishabh solo concert with Konnakol & Drums with Dinner.
  • Cooking workshop with lunch .
  • Concert with Rishabh and guest musician along with Dinner
  • India Day with Nada Yoga, special concert, lunch, shopping. Sale from items for Pradiksha (our charity organisation).
  • Cooking workshop with Lunch
  • Meditation concert with Dhrupad Alap by Rishabh with Ayurvedic Food.
  • Cooking workshop with lunch.
  • Concert with a guest artist with Dinner
Every week Monday to Thursday we are open to private lessons in Indian Percussions, konnakol, Dhrupad beginners,  kheyal, Bhajans, Kirtan , Mantra Chantings.  And also for any food party orders
The food orders we are open to for any days within this period.

Rishabh is virtuoos en meester op de pakhawaj, geschoold in de dhrupadh zang  traditie, Indrani Batabyal is geschoold in de Indiase Klassiek zang en speelt daarnaast ook harmonium. Ze houden de traditie levend met hun Indian Classical Music, en zijn thuis in de sfeer van Yoga , Mantra en Kirtan maar staan met het andere been in de moderne wereld met hun fusion en moderne muziekprojecten. Ze zijn verder echte kookliefhebbers en delen de passie voor Indiaas eten via kookworkshops en catering-service. ‘The skill of preparing food’. we will be giving workshops of Indian Cooking Cuisines and lot more, catering mouth watering, healthy recipes’. En ze brengen hun lekkere eten mee in combinatie met de cultuur- en muziekprogramma’s. Cultuur, muziek plus lekker eten dus!

Ashoka Dhar

We zien jullie graag in Yogacentra, op culturele evenementen, in musea, in de Hindoe-gemeenschap en in Hindoeistische Tempels, op food-events en festivals, maar ook op scholen (Konnakol: percussie voor kinderen) en op je eigen buurtfeest of verjaardag voor lekker eten al dan niet met een concert en Indiase cultuur.

Een kleine greep uit de mogelijkheden. We opereren graag out-of-the-box dus heb je een eigen idee, laat het ons horen en we maken het waar! We zoeken graag samenwerking.

  • Indian Classical Music Concerts
  • Nada Yoga workshops, Yoga of Sound
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Kirtan, Bhajans
  • Yoga and Meditative Concerts
  • Cooking Workshops
  • Catering Service
  • Every activity comes with catering: Indian food!

Links:

  • www.rishabhdhar.com
  • artistecard.com/fingerprints
  • www.onepoint.fm/rishabhdhar
  • www.youtube.com/rishabhconcerts
  • www.soundcloud.com/rishabh-dhar
  • www.facebook.com/rishabhdhar
  • http://showvelvet.com/pc/artist.php?id=283

De traditie van Dhrupadh

Dhrupad is een oude vorm van Indiase religieuze muziek waarvan de oorsprong in verband wordt gebracht met de recitatie van de Samaveda, de veda van melodieën. In de tegenwoordige vorm gaat de dhrupad-zang terug tot de 11e eeuw. Vanaf zo’n 600 geleden ontwikkelde deze stijl zich ook tot wereldlijke muziek die aan de hoven van maharadja’s werd uitgevoerd. De Dhrupad-meesters zeggen dat deze vorm van muziek niet is bedoeld om het publiek te vermaken, maar om het publiek spiritueel te verheffen. De dhrupad-muziek heeft een helende werking op lichaam en geest.

Rishabh’s Project Fingerprints

552, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata – 700034, West Bengal, India
Contact: +91 9836024990, Email: rishabhdhar1@yahoo.co.in, Website: www.rishabhdhar.com

Fingerprints
was launched in 2009. Using a unique ensemble
of instruments and an equally diverse influence of music from across the world.

Fingerprints has travelled across the globe playing their exotic music. Fingerprints boasts of a wide variety of music catering to large range of audience across the globe.

Often described as a world music fusion ensemble, Fingerprints fuses with much elan the
royal pakhawaj and the classical tabla, the dhak, bangla dhol, srikhol, Nal, dhamsa, madol and African
drums to Latino rhythms and then creates music based on Indian Classical, Western Classical, Jazz,
Blues, Latin & Folk.

Rishabh Dhar’s Fingerprints is Eastern India’s leading Fusion World Music ensemble striving to develop
an organic, radical, dynamic & alternative idiom of soundscape. With a forte for innovation the ensemble
is fresh , young & exudes a blend of Indian Classical & World Music.

Since 2009 Fingerprints has done more than 800 events across India & Abroad. Rishabh Dhar’s
Fingerprints have composed festival theme music for ABP Ananda Utsav (London, New Jersey 2011),
Bangla Sangeet Purashkar 2011 & 2012 (Film Awards).

Rishabh Dhar & Fingerprints also thrusts on community building by working with well known British
NGO called “Calcutta Rescue” since 2013. “Calcutta Rescue” has been awarded as the best International
NGO working in India since 2011. Rishabh Dhar & Fingerprints has been chosen as the “Global Brand
Ambassador” for “Calcutta Rescue” since 2013. Rishabh Dhar & Fingerprints has initiated fund raisers in
Kolkata & Geneva (Switzerland) for “Calcutta Rescue”.
The countries which have hosted Rishabh Dhar’s & Fingerprints performances so far are:

UK, Holland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bangladesh, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Iran ,Canada,
USA, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Fiji Islands, Australia, New Zealand ,China , South Africa &
South Korea.

Fingerprints Youtube links:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZB2H6_1zKE (promo)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVoWlgyhvr0 (Bollywood instrumental collage)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jissAVSmFY (showreel)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILd-PHC5ZSo (Rishabh Dhar playing Hang)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcq2rpnIy0w ( live concert at Markham Theater in Toronto)
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR9FqmXijaE (Full concert video)

Konnakol: ancient rhythm language

‘Its Rishabh Dhar here a globally know Pakhawaj Maestro & Percussionist performing & teaching all across the globe since past 23 years.The Countries which have hosted my performances so far are : UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, USA, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea & Fiji Islands etc.
It is really an honor to share with you all the knowledge & the experiences I have accumulated in the field of Konnakol (Ancient Rhythmic language ). Let me speak about Konnakol a bit. Konnakol comes from South of India . Its an ancient language of rhythms. Its a very complex rhythmic system and not many people are aware of  its existence. I have studied this difficult art form for the past few years and have managed to simplify konnakol for normal people & musicians globally to understand it and learn it  and also understand the huge benefits of learning it. Being a musician I clearly understand the benefits of Konnakol and thoroughly recommend all musicians globally be of any genre should learn this art form. But the most interesting part for my understanding is the scientific and the spiritual benefits of learning Konnakol from a non-musicians perspective
  • It is scientifically proven to relax people from stress and trauma
  • It increases ones concentration power
  • It works as a therapeutic Yoga (like Pranayama)
  • Spiritually it is a form of complete Sadhana (disciplined and dedicated practice or learning in the field of religion and music).
By practicing Konnakol even non-musicians can hugely be benifitted .Children from different cultures have shown increase in their concentration levels.
I have taken up a mission to spread konnakol and its benifits to the global audience. I would like to request you all to host me for workshops/ courses in your respected School/college/University/Organisation so that I can share my experience with you all and with the students. I am ready to sollicitate and would like to join your esteemed institution as a regular or visiting faculty.’