These workshops will offer participants a chance to learn about the ancient music from Hindustani- Pakistani classical tradition. In each of the workshops, we will explore different raags (different set of pitches) and try to create the ambiance and mood that each of the raag promises to deliver.
This musical tradition is highly meditative in nature, and is known to help connect one with their deeper self. We will use this avenue to explore the power of the raags.
Each session will be centered around one raag. We will explore the pitches of the raag, and briefly compare and contrast the raag with other raags. We will unpack a bandish, a song that is composed to explore all pitches of the raag. We will explore literal and symbolic meanings of them. We will primarily use this workshop to meditate using each note from the raag, and chant the bandish to allow the ambiance of the raag to engulf us.
We will also explore other song forms that are set in the particular raag being explored in a given set of pitches.