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Aum Yoga Studio

Dhrupad Voice by Pelva Naik

Discover the magic of the ancient Indian classical Raga music- Dhrupad of India with Pelva for the 1st time in Switzerland.

Dhrupad Voice by Pelva Naik
Dhrupad Voice by Pelva Naik

Time & Location

13 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 16:00

Aum Yoga Studio, Haus Zentrum, Zeughausgasse 9/6th floor, 6300 Zug, Switzerland

About the event

Discover the magic of the ancient Indian classical Raga music- Dhrupad of India with Pelva for the 1st time in Switzerland. 

Saturday 13th of April:

2pm-4pm (10 minutes break in the middle)

Price:

45CHF

Cancellations: with 1 month in advance in order to be reimbursed the total amount (without card and website fees)

To know more about Dhrupad music and Pelva Naik please visit the following link Dhrupad by Pelva 

About Pelva Naik- DHRUPAD Seminar/ Workshop:

Teaching music, sharing and upholding the sense of liability that comes with it keeps the process of evolution constant in craft and in life. Pelva is one of the most acclaimed and admired young Dhrupad teachers today due to her eloquent and easy manner and natural ability and passion to relate with every individual seeking to learn and listen to the music across the globe. With a large student base in Spain France and various pockets across Europe, South America and India, apart from an outstanding and ongoing stage career, She has been curating intensive seminars and lecture demonstrations for seekers and  music enthusiasts both professionals and novices.

Dhrupad Music is a classical Raga based Tradition that has been passed on by generations of masters and musicians in India. It’s one of the oldest living musical traditions that distinctly reflects and is inspired by the diverse socio- cultural and spiritual elements of art and life of the Indian subcontinent. Tracing its origins from the early 11th century predominantly inhabited in north India.

Nonetheless, In it’s inherent nature Dhrupad carries a universal spirit.

In the conception of Indian Classical music, Dhrupad has been an important point of departure.

Generally, Dhrupad is known by its literary meaning from the words Dhruva and Pada.

Conceptually, however, it has a different meaning: it refers to and emphasises the circulatory construction of this music.Dhruva means unmoving. It implies the return of the Swara( tonal), Kālā ( time) and Shabda ( textual) trajectories to a fixed point.

In the 2nd century BC treaties of Natya shastra, Dhrupad is described as the songs which are referential in their structure. Dhruva means a pole, a standpoint, a locus of reference, primarily the other meaning is that it has certain fixed rules for execution.

A Raga is a dynamic musical entity with a unique framework. A mere scale is transformed in to a RAGA by placing its notes by setting proper intervals based on its relation from its Shadaj- SA- Base note. It is a traditional melodic type in Indian classes music, consisting of a theme that expresses an aspect of Bhaav ( feeling)and sets forth a tonal system on which variations are improvised within a prescribed framework of typical progressions,melodic formulas and rhythmic patterns.

Alāp the slow and intricate elaboration of a Rāga is the hallmark of the Dagar school of Dhrupad Music.

The core exploration of the Dagar school of Dhrupad music is predominantly in voice and singing based principles. Detailed exploration of sound-set on traditional syllable based grammer, age old voice culture techniques and understanding modes/ Ragas in a unique elaborated manner. The rhythmic aspects in Dhrupad goes on to explore the traditional Tala structure on Pakhawaj (the ancient drum) and medieval poetic compositions.

The Seminar/ workshop curated by Pelva is intended to offer the understanding of the form of Dhrupad from a fresh perspective along with activating the process of discovering ones inner authentic voice and the meaning and purpose of the act of singing and listening.

Pelva offers to construct in these seminars-

  • A unique way of combining several traditional ‘Riaaz’ ( practice) techniques and routines
  • Open dialogues
  • Immersive Raga explorations
  • Interweaving the visual, fine art, poetic, somatic and spiritual dimensions.
  • Combining various modern methods and concepts of voice training.
  • Traditional methods of improvisation.
  • Kharaj practice- The traditional pre sunrise lower octave practice of voice culture.
  • Breath culture.
  • Introducing fundamentals of Dhrupad pedagogy also opening to Instrumentalists.

About Pelva Naik

Born on 5th February 1986 in Ahmedabad, India, Pelva Naik is one of the leading young Indian Classical vocalists and exponent of the ancient genre of classical Raga Music Tradition named DHRUPAD.

With an outstanding and ongoing stage career, in India and Internationally, her work is inspired by her passion for re-discovering the ancient sounds and her deep interest in historically- informed performance practice and teaching.

Pelva’s focus is to get to the heart of the music, to its meaning for us - now and here. With a combination of depth, brilliance and freedom.

She is a student of life and Art. Pelva hails from a family of artists and educationists.

Pelva has been trained in the Dhrupad style of vocal music under the eminent Dagar School of Indian classical Music. She began her training in Dhrupad at the age of 17. She is a disciple of legendary Dhrupad maestro Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar. She has also received able guidance from Rudraveena exponent Bahauddin Dagar.

Pelva grew up singing and studying a wide spectrum of Indian folk songs, Gujarati literature, Dance and fine arts. She began her formal training in Khayal singing ( Indian classical) in Ahmedabad under the tutelage of Senior Vocalist Smt Pratima Trivedi. She went on to study fine arts and humanities at the Krishnamurti Foundation School in Bangalore where she met Ustad Z F Dagar.

Pelva is an active propagator of the fight against hierarchy in gender, class, cast, race and religion in the field of arts and society at large. The singer who completed her master’s degree in Philosophy with a distinction is also deeply interested in history, metaphysics, travelling, reading, writing, painting and cooking.

In her music, Pelva endeavours to adhere sincerely to the unique traditional elements that the Dhrupad form offers; at the same time, she is known to strive and cultivate fresh characteristics that are personal and distinct. Alāp- the slow and intricate elaboration of a Rāga is the hallmark of the Dagar school of Dhrupad Music. She takes distinct interest in the exploration and formation of Raga in its most personal and uncharted features.

Teaching music, sharing and upholding the sense of liability that comes with it, she believes, is what keeps the process of evolution constant in craft and in life. Pelva is one of the most acclaimed and admired young Dhrupad teachers today due to her eloquent and easy manner and natural ability and passion to relate with every individual seeking to learn and listen to the music across the globe.

Performances at some of the prominent platforms-

Theatre De La Ville- PARIS 2017

Festival De Fes- MOROCCO 2017

Darbar Festival- South bank Centre- LONDON (UK]- Year 2015

Summer Mela for Alan Danielle Foundation- Rome & Venice - ITALY 2017

Ravenna Festival ITALY 2017

Prithvi Theater- MUMBAI 2016 | 2022

First Edition Arts MUMBAI- 2016

The 71st Doverlane Music Conference- KOLKATA 2023

World Sacred Spirit Festival JODHPUR- 2019

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art- NEW DELHI 2022

G5A Warehouse- MUMBAI 2022

Labyrinth Catalunya- SPAIN - Year 2023 and 2024

CONTACT:

PELVANAIK@GMAIL.COM

Instagram- @pelvanaik

Facebook- /pelvanaik

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Tickets

  • Dhrupad voice by Pelva Naik

    CHF 45.00
    +CHF 1.13 service fee

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