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12 July 2016: Concert with VIDUSHI SUMITRA GUHA


MERU Vlodrop, Holland
12 July 2016 Grand Assembly Hall, 2:30 pm

Honoured by Maharishi, she is one of the founding Maestros of Maharishi Gandharva Veda Music. Sumitra Guha brings to music a rare stream of singing that make her listeners aspire for a better quality of life. Her concerts are counted as experiences that bear the stamp of exclusive musical devotion.

Sumitra ji has been awarded Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian honours from Government of India. She has earned many high accolades to her career as a singer in India. She has performed at all major venues and festivals in India. She has extensively travelled all around the world promoting this ancient Vedic art. Her most notable performances in the West include Musée Guimet (Paris, France in September 2006), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (UK) and Kennedy Center (Washington DC, May 2007).

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‘Indian music is mathematically deep’

Making a strong case for including classical Indian music in the school curriculum, renowned mathematician Manjul Bhargava said it “can help the country produce not just better artistes, but better scientists, judges, innovators and in general, better humans.”

To drive home the point that music makes individuals highly creative, he quoted Steve Jobs, famous for his products that married top-notch aesthetics and engineering.

“When asked how Macintosh had revolutionised computing, Steve Jobs remarked that it was because he loved to hire computer scientists who were also trained in fine arts, and who showed far greater innovative ability,” he said.

Addressing the Sadas of the Music Academy and conferring the Sangita Kalanidhi award on vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Mr. Bhargava, tabla player himself, said classical Indian music was mathematically deep and aesthetically complex and was an extremely expressive art. …

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