Naadbrahma: An Introductory 5-day Workshop on Indian Classical Music
An invitation to experience the sound of your own voice through traditional Hindustani classical music
Every genre of music, be it Indian classical, western classical, folk, film songs, is an interpretation of 12 fundamental notes; an entire science in itself. Irrespective of one’s experience in music, whether a musician or an aficiando, nada yoga is known to bring balance in our lives. Naman will be simplifying the concept of Hindustani classical music as an exploratory exercise to understand notes, laya, and concept of the raag. This shall be a participatory exercise with each participant’s reflections contributing to collective learning for all.
The workshop shall cover the following aspects—
– Breathing techniques, voice culture exercises
– Meditation through music, introduction of keys
– How to listen (listening exercises) and sound movements
– Concepts of swar, alankaar (musical notes and ornaments
– Concepts of laya, taal and rhythmic patterns
– Concepts of raag, emotions, and aesthetics
– Concepts of bandish and songs
Friday, May 6 – Tuesday May 10, 2022
10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Daily
Suitable for for Beginners and Intermediates
Naman has been practicing, performing & teaching music for the past 15 years. He holds multiple degrees and diplomas from the Ambedkar University, Delhi, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Indira Kala University and the University of Delhi and has studied under many gurus. He has a Master’s degree in Performance Study where his area of research was on the ‘pedagogy of music’. Naman has worked with many musicians and with different colleges and institutions like IIT Bombay, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. India Habitat Center, New Delhi, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), Sambhavana Institute, etc.
He shares his understanding of Hindustani music through workshops, classes, performances. He tries to bring together people from diverse age groups and cultural backgrounds by co-creating a space for mutual discovery, and shared experience.
As an artist, Naman understands the power of music to transcend the physical world, and how it can be harnessed to bring about a change in communities through an understanding of connectedness. He aims to tap into the transformative potency of music to bring about positive change in society and foster a harmonious relationship between members of the society. He believes there is music in each one of us; we only need to channelize it. Music helps us be in the here and now.