Dhrupad Concert in Berlin

Classical North Indian Music Concert in Berlin

September 17th, 2019
Mariachiara Scarati, News from Berlin
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The Embassy of India organized a “Dhrupad” Concert at the Auditorium on the 19th September 2019.

Dhrupad is Hindustani classical music from the Indian subcontinent and it is one of the oldest styles of music to exist, thus forming a major part of the Indian cultural heritage. The name “Dhrupad” derives from a combination of two words. “Dhruva” means permanent or immovable and “pad” translates as verse, so in combination they create the word “pillar”. Dhrupad is performed by a solo singer or by a small number of singers in unison. In this case the vocalist, Yvan Trunzler, was accompanied by “tanpura”, and to the beat of “pakhawaj”.

This form of music is meant to bring the mind to a peaceful state and aims to develop human consciousness. Dhrupad attempts to remove all blockages for the expression of sound and to make it vibrate all over the body. This removes tension, opens the subtle channels of energy and creates complete relaxation. So, the real purpose of Dhrupad is not merely to entertain, but also to develop our sense of hearing by using different nuances of sounds.

So, if you want to meet more people in Berlin and share the interest of this beautiful artform, you cannot miss this event!


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