Music For Meditation – Classical Raga Music from India.
After the sellout show in July the Madhurs are back.
A divine meditation experience with accomplished musicians and classical instruments from India. Performance, Meditation, Kirtan, Mantra, Chanting and Chai.
The First Half:
“Music for Meditation“ a 45-minute set based on Indian classical raga, presented and performed by the Madhur family and special guest.
Intermission break with complimentary delicious chai tea served.
The Second Half:
Chanting (devotional Kirtan, Music & Mantra) with Shukdev Madhur and local guest performers
There is opportunity for audience participation to sing and chant, with clapping and movement as we enjoy a meditative chanting experience together, with group consciousness and unity.
This is a unique opportunity to experience intimate and powerful live music, mantra and chanting with world class musicians, playing ageless classic Indian instruments and chants, at a divine and cosy venue, bringing warmth to our hearts and souls in the middle of the winter.
About Shuk Dev Madhur:
Shuk Dev Madhur is a retired lecturer of music renowned and a master in his field, especially in the area of music training and tuition.
Mr Madhur is a recipient of several Awards, among the foremost of which is the National Award received from former Indian President Shankar Dayal Sharma in 1993 for his contributions to music.
Professor Madhur has associations with many outstanding musicians from all over the world including top musician like Flutist Pt Ronu Majumdar, Tabla Maestro Ustad Fazal Qureshi & Pt Pawan K Verma, Vocalist Pt Shyam Das Mishra.
About Basant Madhur:
Basant Madhur is a widely acknowledged tabla player and a much-respected artiste in the arena of Indian Classical Music. On account of his versatility and pleasing disposition, he is the most sought & creative artist in the realm of Indian classical music in New Zealand and Australasia as a whole.
Madhur moved to New Zealand in 2002 and established the “Sargam School of Indian Music.” By 2006, he had trained more than 300 students, some of which at a very high level. In 2008 he received the Award of Appreciation for his contribution to the field of music by GOPIO (Global organization of People of Indian Origin New Zealand).
Basant has had the honor of accompanying some of the stalwarts of Indian Classical Music such as Grammy Award winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in New Zealand and USA, Pt. Ronu Majumdar in New Zealand & Australia, Pt. Rakesh Chaurasia, saxophone genius Dr. Kadri Gopalnath and mridangam player Patri Satish Kumar to name a few. He has also collaborated with several western musicians such as John Ellis, Luke Hurley, Murray McNabb, Frank Gibson Jr., Jon Sanders and Prosad Freeman in fusion music.
EmRiver brings gentle, earthy, acoustic music and songs to inspire deep connection with all that lies beneath the surface. There is a wildness, an untamed energy, that is exhilarating to tap into. Music from the heart facilitates that dropping down into the deepest of places, helping us connect to the very fibre of existence. Music communicates in ways that words fall short, flowing through hardships, finding its way through rocky places, coating life with comfort and delight.
About Sarah Spence:
Sarah Marlowe Spence, also known as Premratna, is a kirtan artist, singer/songwriter and yoga teacher. Her music has been described as inspired healing, and is deeply appreciated during her soundscapes and mantra that she creates during yoga class collaborations with other teachers. Sarah is excited to collaborate with Basant again as she rarely gets the chance now based here and not in Auckland. Their collaboration is on her 2015 album Awake, by Premratna.
About Rayna Love:
Rayna will perform a kundalini mantra in kirtan style, encouraging group participation to create a vibrant energy in the room and each person there.