Ancient melodies on the Sarod

Tuesday May 29, 2018

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Experience a Maestro from India play ancient melodies on the Sarod.

The Sarod is a lute-like instrument but fretless, as opposed to the well-known sitar.   The word Sarod translates to 'beautiful sound' or 'melody' in Persian.  It is known for a deep, weighty and introspective sound.  The lack of frets and the tension of the strings make the Sarod a very demanding instrument to play, as the strings must be pressed hard against the fingerboard. 

Origins of Gandharva Veda (Indian Classical Music): Thousands of years ago in India, great Rishis or sages cognised within their own consciousness the subtle rhythms and enlightening melodies of the Veda, which is pure knowledge at the basis of Nature. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived Gandharva Veda in our time as the tradition of musical performance that replicates the vibrations of Nature at different times of day and night.  When you listen to this music you create greater peace, harmony and joy in yourself and the world.

Uniqueness of Indian Classical Music:  It makes you feel great!  It integrates intellect and heart.  The vibrations of the body begin to resonate with the rhythms and frequencies of nature.  It has a harmonising influence as it connects you with nature's intelligence.

The Sarod: The word Sarod translates to 'beautiful sound' or 'melody' in Persian.  It's a stringed instrument and is known for a deep, weighty and introspective sound.  The lack of frets and the tension of the strings make the Sarod a very demanding instrument to play, as the strings must be pressed hard against the fingerboard.

The concert will be held in the new Sikh Temple on Berkeley street.  The glorious atmosphere of this gorgeous building will add to the sublime experience.  And the samosa and chai will be scrumptous! 

Meet Maestro Diptesh...  

 

The concert will take place on Saturday 2nd June at 7.30pm. Check out more info about the event and tickets here.

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