Summer School 2024 Baithaks

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Summer School 2024 Baithaks

Dive into the vibrant world of Indian Classical music with us for 6 exhilarating days at
SAA-uk's Summer School! 
Book your place(s) NOW!

For many, music embodies the transcendent. With its curious, perhaps celestial, ability to transport an enamoured listener far beyond the margins of everyday, music has remained a revered staple of human experience. 

Within Hindustani Classical music, the tradition of Baithak is one that captures that reverence. Meaning “to sit”, a Baithak is an intimate performance style, where musicians and the audience are seated amongst the floor, in close proximity of each other. 

Its charm is in its warmth, familiarity, and authenticity, allowing listeners to surrender to the music, mind, body, and soul. 

We are delighted to bring you two Baithaks as part of Summer School 2024, giving you the rare opportunity to feel the music in a way you may never have before.
 
Baithak: Viraasat (Legacy) 
Date: Monday, 29th July 2024
Time: 17:45pm to 19:30pm 
Venue: Nishkam Nursery, 94 Lady Pit Lane, LS11 6DP
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Join us for a special gathering where individuals from diverse backgrounds unite to cherish the wonders of music.

This exclusive event will feature performances by SAA-uk Alumni, renowned tabla player Pandita Anuradha Pal, and the leading sarangi exponent in the UK Satwinderpal Singh, all in the esteemed presence of HH Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji, known for his strong support and patronage of Indian classical music and musicians from all backgrounds.

Get ready to be captivated on a summer evening by the enchanting melodies of sitar, santoor, dilrubha, and tabla played by SAA-uk Alumni. The night will culminate in a mesmerising tabla solo by Pandita Anuradha Pal, accompanied by Sri Satwinderpal Singh on sarangi, offering a sublime experience of the expressive rhythms and tones of this revered Indian percussion instrument.

Do not miss this chance to witness exceptional talent in a harmonious setting, followed by a delightful vegetarian meal and stimulating conversations.

Limited spots are available, so secure your place now!
 
Baithak: Viraasat (Heritage) 
Date: Thursday, 1st August 2024
Time: 17:45pm to 19:30pm 
Venue: Nishkam Nursery, 94 Lady Pit Lane, LS11 6DP
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Ustad Dharambir Singh and Pandita Anuradha Pal join forces for the first time in the UK to present an evening of world class Hindustani Sitar and Tabla. The duo will be accompanied on Taanpura by Guruma Smt Gunwant.

In this touching evening, the musicians express their appreciation and reverence to the musical heritage of their Gurus, the late Ustad Vilayat Khan and living legend Ustad Zakir Hussain.

The legacy of Indian Classical music is one of respect, dedication, and soul that is shared between Gurus and their learners alike.

Though rooted in ancient origins, the Indian Classical tradition has been preserved through oral tradition and carefully passed down through generations. 

Ustad Dharambir Singh has been an inspiring torchbearer of Indian Classical music. As a sensational Sitar maestro and educator, he has been amongst few to bring the artform across the world from South Asia to England. 

On the same front, Anuradha Pal has been a testament to female excellence. Making her mark as the first female Tabla player to play professionally, she has pierced through a male dominated cosm, changing on her way, the future of Indian Classical music.
 
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