Varanasi Folk Music | Engage with Rhythm | & Indian dinner

Varanasi Folk Music | Engage with Rhythm | & Indian dinner


June 2, 2024    
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


EdanZ - Studio 1
van Oldenbarneveltlaan 6, 9716 EJ Groningen , Groniongen, NL, 9716 EJ

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Join with us to listen to and engage with Indian Folk music:
Together we explore the Dhadra (6 beats) and Kaharawa (8 beats) Rhythms, central to Benares Folk music.

Embrace the spirit of India at our Indian Folk Music Party, with our performers from Varanasi. Varanasi is a famous center for folk music. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of ancient traditional songs, infused with spiritual meanings, rooted in centuries-old traditions. Anand and Annu will lead us through a mesmerizing journey, inviting participation and offering insights into a diverse range of genres, including Ghazal, Thumri, Bhajan, and Dadra.

Varanasi’s music, resonating from the banks of the holy river Ganges, reflects the city’s profound cultural heritage, encompassing devotional songs sung during religious ceremonies and festivals. Explore this unique instrumental music tradition of the Benares Gharana, characterized by profound spirituality, emotional depth, and artistic refinement.

Anand will invite us to join in with the rhythms and to participate. Our musicians will guide us through this experience, and can also  provide explanations about the types of music they will share.

Join us for an evening of joy, music, and culinary delights!

We are looking forward,
Anand, Annu, Jonathan & Wanda

15:00-17:00 Bengal Folk Music Goutam Das Baul |
17:30-19:00 Indian style Dinner party @ EdanZ
19:00-21:00 Varanasi Folk Music | Engage with Rhythm

If inspired to to dress up please be colorful and if you like in Indian Style.

Bengal Folk | €20,- (€15,- Low Income) | tickets:
Varanasi Folk Music | €20,- (€15,- Low Income)
Dinner: Donation for Sangha Café |



Dr. Anand Kumar (Ph.D. in Sitar) 

Anand Ji is a very renowned Sitar player in India and travels throughout  India and the world giving Sitar recitals. His father was one of the most famous tabla players of his era.  Their family is the  center of  Varanasi music culture, the Benares Gharana. (A school of music that came out of the courts of the Maharajas, the kings of old  pre colonized India. Both Annu and Anand have fascinating histories to explain.

MA. Annu Priya (Master’s in Vocal)

Discover the musical odyssey of Annupriya (1997), a unique voice in the world of Indian classical vocal music. Breaking away from the conventional norms, Annu holds a master’s degree from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in classical vocal music. This is a remarkable feat given her family has no professional musical heritage. In a cultural landscape where musical traditions typically course through familial veins, Annu’s path stands as an inspiring departure from the norm.

For questions or further information:
call: +31615524911 (also what’s app)

If you have any problem with purchasing underneath ticket; you can also use THIS LINK, contact us, or pay at the door. Can you send us a message on What’s app if you want to come but can not purchase the ticket?


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