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Kirit Singh

India, Music and Me

The Lost Music of Amritsar

Its been a while since I last posted and a phone conversation with an old friend from Amritsar spurred me to write something which I have been meaning to for a while. Amritsar is a very stirring place for me... Continue Reading →

The London Life

Despite the excitement I had cultivated toward my London return, upon arrival I was surprised to observe how the initial feeling which overtook me was one of mild disappointment. Being in India for such a long time, I had become accustomed to the hustle and... Continue Reading →

Transition time

Its my last week in India and as usual, after such a long stay, leaving brings with it a mix of emotions. The last five months have certainly been eventful! I feel like I have taken another big step forward... Continue Reading →

Dhrupad Concert and Workshop with Pt. Uday Bhawalkar – London

For my London family and friends, my guruji Pt. Uday Bhawalkar is in town this weekend teaching a workshop and performing an evening concert at the Elgar Room (Royal Albert hall) this Sunday 5th March.  This is a wonderful opportunity... Continue Reading →

A Good Sarangi Bow

The other day I found myself sitting with Shri Sarwar Hussain, a wonderful Sarangi player and a full of life character, late into the night. He showed me how his son is showing great promise on the Sarangi, we talked... Continue Reading →

A winter of sorts…

Things have been quiet of late with Guruji away. The winter, if you can call it that, has come and gone without making its presence felt in Calcutta. The coolest days experienced here are still what I would consider 'summery'... Continue Reading →

Tanpura & Anāhat Nāda

I would like to share a little about the instruments that feature within the soundscape of Indian classical music and Dhrupad in particular. For that there is only one place to start! Probably the single most characterestic feature of Indian... Continue Reading →

Namdhari Kīrtan

I would like to share a nugget from my recent research into one aspect of Sikh music. This is a slightly specialised topic but I hope one of interest to some. Amongst the Sikhs today, the Namdhari community, identified by... Continue Reading →

Food ‘n’ Mood

That's the name of the catering company here at the ITC SRA and it couldn't be more appropriate, I tell you, as they certainly know how to ruin my mood that's for sure! The daily battle with them to stop... Continue Reading →

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