Dhrupad and bansurī flute workshop, Barcelona – October 17th, 18th and 19th

Dhrupad is the most ancient style of Hindustani classical music. It survives today in its original form. The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual, seeking not just to entertain but also to induce feelings of peace and contemplation to the one that listens to it or practices it mindfully.

This workshop is open to those who are interested in a deep exploration of sound and voice through the use of the specific tools that this indian musical tradition proposes. It is suitable for singers, instrumentalists and for those wanting to know the bansurī flute. No experience is needed.

This workshop offers you both theory (on Dhrupad’s philosophy and history of) and practice (in group and individual).

Friday 17th

18h – 21h: Welcome and presentation + first group class.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th

7h – 8h: Kharaj (early morning lower notes practice – optional)
8h – 8.30h: free time for individual practice as yoga, meditate, relaxation…
8.30h – 8.45h: Tea time pause
8.45h – 9.45h: Group class (rāga Bhairav)
9.45h – 10.45h: Breakfast time pause
10.45h – 13.45h: Individual classes
14.00h – 15.00h: Group class

A certificate of attendance will be provided endorsed by the Dhrupad SansthanGundecha Brothers Dhrupad Institute in Bhopal (India).
Kindly contact sangitarasika@gmail.com for booking details and more information.

Where: Sala Armónia Terol, 8 08012 Barcelona Metro L3 Diagonal – Fontana/ L4 Joanic.

Virginia Nicoli i Igino Giovanni Brunori – samvadmusic.com

Samvād is an innovative musical duo crafting new sounds from ancient materials. Their performances are meditative journeys through a rich landscape of melody and rhythm, using bansurī (Indian bamboo flute), silver flute and saxophone. They play with tabla or pakhāvaj (drums) and love to collaborate with musicians from all over the world.

In whatever arrangement, Samvād’s original compositions and improvisations are founded on the most rigorous traditions of Indian Classical music, Dhrupad. Together with their teachers, the Gundecha Brothers (Dhrupad singers) they have forged their own musical language in which Rāga (melodic frames of indian classical music) and tāla (rhythm cycles) remain the core features. In this sense, their music is less of a fusion and more of a dynamic expression of these traditional principles.

Sala Armónia – salarmonia.com

An open space for people interested in improving their quality of life through joy, creativity and freedom.

“We follow the wisdom of ancient traditions, specially the oriental ones such as hindu, chinese, japanese and sufí traditions.  We root on the coherent systems of mathematics, music, alchemy, cosmology and geometry. We strongly believe on the healing power of sound, voice and vibrational tools .

Only with practice we are able to integrate all that our mind knows. It is  by walking the path of experience that we can find the real wisdom, the one that gives us health, joy, peace and well being.”

Marta Aymerich, creator and manager of Armónia space

Saṅgītarasikā – sangitarasika.org

Eulàlia Cuxart Benas is the creator of Saṅgītarasikā, a new project that promotes artistic experiences to get us closer to indian music traditions with the intention to open a dialoge and link together different cultures.

Since 2008, is exploring through the spoken voice and singing. Currently studying the Diploma of Non-European music traditions with an indological orientation at the Music Conservatory Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza, Italy. She studies Dhrupad, the main subject, from Amelia Cuni in the conservatory course and through the Gundecha Brothers at their Dhrupad Institute in Bhopal, India, as well as in the european seminars taught by them.

Their life experiences and their wondering to unfold and understand herself and the world around, brought her into the practice and study of yoga with the aim to integrate body techniques from yoga and other disciplines, breathing, voice relaxation through cultural and artistic experiences for all ages.

“To learn, first you must learn how to listen and feel. Deep relaxation and a joyful state are needed to make learning experience real, spontaneous and authentic…Art connects us with human emotions and opens a new dimension that allows us to feel them. True knowledge emerges from within from that space, from our own uniqueexperience and let us to recognize owrselves and recreate us, transforming relations with ourselves, with the world that surroounds us and the whole universe. “

Eulàlia, student, creator and manager of Saṅgītarasikā Project


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