Classical Indian Concert with
Arjun Verma & Gurdain Rayatt
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Classical Indian Concerts
At the concert you can experience authentic Indian music, when Arjun Verma (sitar), Gurdain Rayatt (tabla) and Wini Hald (tambura) play the Indian music's distinctive melodies and tone systems (ragas) at Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School
Tickets pr. concert: 250 kr.
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About the musicians
Arjun Verma is the son of Roop Verma, whose sitar concerts and workshops many of our students have experienced here at the school. Already at the age of five Arjun began learning sitar by his father and as a teenager he studied directly with world-famous sitarist Ali Akbar Khan for eight years. Arjun continues in the best possible way the tradition - both as a concert musician and as a teacher. He teaches at Ali Akbar College of Music, the California Jazz Conservatory and is also the head of the sitar line at the East-West School of Music. He works from the same understanding of North Indian Classical Music as his two masters: the music is not entertainment, but a path to personal development - a means of connecting with the deepest experience of being human. The sound vibrations touch our inner being.
This concept of music creates a unique opportunity for immersion and Arjun Verma provides this quality regardless of whether he plays for a small dedicated group or a large audience, as when he played for the United Nations in Geneva for the 50th anniversary. Or when he brings the sitar into Western music forms such as opera and jazz or collaborates with Bob Weir from Grateful Dead. Among the many artists he works with are Krishna Das and Alam Khan.
Born in the UK, Gurdain Rayatt is one of the leading tabla players in the country today performing regularly as an international artiste.
Hailing from the traditions of three major tabla gharanas (Benares, Punjab and Farukhabad), Gurdain has been blessed with the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest tabla players on the stage today including Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Kumar Bose and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. He has been fortunate to have toured, performed and collaborated with some of the most proficient performers currently onstage including Anoushka Shankar, Niladri Kumar, Kala Ramnath, Purbayan Chatterjee, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pandit Kushal Das, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Roopa Panesar, Jesse Bannister to name a few.
Gurdain is dedicated to preserving the heritage of his musical tradition and conducts workshops, lecture demos, group and one-to-one classes to individuals across all musical abilities and around the globe online. He is passionate about passing on his enthusiasm and knowledge of tabla, music and drumming to his peers and students in exciting and innovative ways.