The Meditative Beauty of the Harmonium
You are invited to a rare opportunity to experience the musical bliss of Concert Harmonium Soloist, Kedar Naphade, accompanied by India’s highly acclaimed Tabla player, Ashis Sengupta. We will be restricting attendance to 20 people to provide an intimate experience and atmosphere for each individual.
Many consider Indian Classical music to be another form of Yoga: “Naad-Yoga” – the yoga of sound. Like other forms of Yoga, it brings the mind to a meditative and peaceful state, leading to introspection, self-awareness and self-realization. The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of scriptures, part of the Indian tradition, the Vedas. Samaveda, one of the four Vedas, describes the music at length.
Many people think about the Harmonium only as an accompanying instrument, however the instrument has immense beauty and potential to be performed as a solo instrument, presenting evocative, meditative and touching renditions based on Hindustani (North Indian) classical music.
Kedar Naphade is one of today’s finest Concert Harmonium Soloists.
It’s his mission to share the true potential and beauty of this instrument with the world, educate and help people learn the instrument properly and enjoy it in all it’s beauty.
At this event, Kedar will perform meditative, Indian classical as well as devotional music. The recital will be interspersed with interactive discussions and question – answer sessions with the audience on several topics such as the history and evolution of the Harmonium, Harmonium as a solo and accompaniment instrument, tuning of the Harmonium, online training for the Harmonium, appropriate technique etc.
Kedar Naphade is one of the leading Concert Harmonium Players of his generation – Soloist, Accompanist, Composer and Guru.
He has trained extensively from Pt. Tulsidas Borkar – India’s most celebrated Harmonium player today and from Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, a veteran singer of the Atrauli-Jaipur lineage or Gharana.
He has performed all over the US, Europe and India At prestigious venues like the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Smithsonian Institute, Alladiya Khan Festival (Mumbai)
He has collaborated on stage with legendary Indian Classical Musicians like Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Swapan Chaudhary, Smt. Laxmi Shankar and Grammy Nominees Chandrika Tandon & Pt. Tejendra Narayan Mujumdar