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  • An evening of Bharatanatyam

    On April 28 2024, Dr. Vasundhara Doreswamy, a renowned Bharatanatyam artist performed Bharatanatyam at X TU Delft. The performance was extremely well curated and presented to the audience. Although the audience comprised of various age groups and backgrounds, everyone appreciated the fine representation of “Vasundhara Bani”, a style in Bharatanatyam that’s naturally evolved over 50…

  • Arabic maqam meets Indian raga music : A baithak

    INTRODUCTION TO ARABIC MAQAM An online Baithak was organised by SPICMACAY Europe on 24 March 2024 on the topic “Arabic Maqam meets Indian Raga music”. The event was attended by several volunteers and members of the SPICMACAY Europe community. The guest was Rimonda Naanaa, a Qanoon/Kanun musician from Germany. Kanun is an Arabic stringed musical…

  • Presenting Indian Classical Arts to International Audiences : A Sambhashna

    On 4th February 2024, an online Sambhashna was organised by SPICMACAY-Europe and was attended by participants from across Europe. The topic of the discussion was “How to present Indian classical arts to the international audience“. The discussion started with setting the context for the relation between international audiences and Indian classical arts and its relation…

  • Sustainability and Inclusion

    Sustainability – When it comes to sustainability, the first thing we aim to do is to contemplate and be conscious of the usage of resources in the concert. As an art based organisation, creative solutions to reuse, reduce, recycle and upcycle resources are attempted for different concerts across Germany. Sustainable travel options for the artists…

  • The Rudra Veena Comes to Delft

    The evening of 14th May 2023 saw a Rudra Veena concert followed by a lecture-demonstration at the theatre hall at X, TU Delft. The program began with SPICMACAY volunteers Sandhya and Aparna introducing the artist – Ustad Bahauddin Dagar. The Ustad then briefly spoke about what he would be playing and launched into an alap…

  • Melodies from the Bamboo Flute

    On 12th November 2023, for the second time in just six months, the theatre hall at X TU Delft saw a concert of Indian music organised by SPICMACAY Netherlands. This time, it was a Karnatik music concert, with J. A. Jayant playing the flute and K. Sai Giridhar playing the mridangam. The first composition was…