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TOURING AUDIO-VISUAL EXHIBITION

 

 

FROM THE 18th CENTURY COURTS OF INDIA TO 21st CENTURY MODERN BRITAIN, PRSSV LAUNCHES AN INTERACTIVE AUDIO-VISUAL EXHIBITION AND HERITAGE ARCHIVE; CELEBRATING THE IMPACT OF THE BENARES TABLA PLAYING TRADITION AND THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PANDIT SHARDA SAHAI.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION AND LAUNCH:
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NB: For Launch Events, booking is essential as places are limited 
                  

Dominion Centre and Library,
112 The Green, Southall, Middlesex,
UB2 4BQ
Exhib runs: Sun 19 April - Thurs 30 April
Launch event: 
Contact: 020 8574 1202, 07766 942 030

Featuring Benares inspired music and dance performance by Sangeet College students, Raga Blues and a Benares baaj tabla duet recital.

Bentley Priory Museum, Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, HA7 3FB
Exhib runs: Sat 9 May - Sat 6 June
Launch event: Contact: 020 8574 1202, 07766 942 030

Slough Museum & Library, 85 High Street, Slough, SL1 1EA 
Exhib runs: Wed 10 June- Sat 27 June
Launch event: Contact: 020 8574 1202, 07766 942 030

Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley St, London W1K 1HF 
Exhib runs: Mon 6 Jul - Thurs 16 Jul
Launch event: Contact: 020 8574 1202, 07766 942 030 

Exhibition highlights include:
 

  • A specially commissioned larger than life model of a tabla offering an audio/visual experience.
  • Excerpts of rare film footage of some of India’s great artists - restored and digitised.
  • Interviews with award winning and internationally acclaimed artists including:
           Kathak dancer, Pandit Birju Maharaj
           Vocalists, Pt. Rajan and Sajan Misra
           Multi-percussionist, Pete Lockett
           The late head of the Benares Gharana, Pandit Sharda Sahai.
  • A short dramatised film of the story of Pandit Ram Sahai, founder of the Benares baaj in the 18th Century.
  • Concerts at each of the tour venues.
  • An opportunity to take your first tabla lesson.

 

Dr Frances Shepherd, Director of PRSSV says of the project,

“Over the last three years we at PRSSV supported by a team of volunteers have broken new ground by making publically accessible what is essentially an oral musical tradition. We hope that this will enhance the understanding of the development of Indian music in the UK and inspire traditional musicians and dancers to create new ways of sharing their art forms with the public.“

Sue Bowers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund, London, said:

“You are the guardians of a rich musical tradition, stemming from 18th century India but now based in Ealing. Until now no public archive has existed to help people to explore the heritage of the centuries old Benares Baaj tabla-playing tradition and its links with the UK. That has now changed, thanks to your creation of an archive, created with the help of local volunteers.”

For further press information and interviews please contact:
Reema Rathod,
Project Administrator,
Tel: 020 8574 1202, 07766 942 030
email: benares@prssv.com

About the Heritage Lottery Fund
From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife, we use National Lottery players' money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. www.hlf.org.uk.

      

 

 

For details of the upcoming Sangeet College students' recital 'Students in Focus' click here:

 
Sangeet College - students performaning in 2009
 
We remember the life and legacy of Pandit Sharda Sahai

Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya 

(PRSSV)  was started in the UK by Pandit Sharda Sahai and Dr Frances Shepherd in 1987. Along with its subsidiary trust Pandit Ram Sahai Foundation, its work is designed to meet the current needs for generating and understanding Indian Music.

 

EVER WANTED TO LEARN AN INDIAN INSTRUMENT, TO DANCE OR TO SING?

Enrolling now for classes in – TABLA, SITAR, FLUTE, KATHAK, AND SINGING 

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 INSTITUTE OF PERFORMING ARTS AND HERITAGE
 

PRSSV's World Music and Dance Examinations are structured to test ability of
the pupil at every level, starting with Grade 1 for a beginner and progressing to Grade 8 for an advanced level. A diploma course is available to those wishing to study further.

These examinations are accredited by the Open College Network Credit4Learning.

This accreditation is evidence that PRSSV examinations are audited to the same standard, quality and expectations as a GCSE or A Level, and are therefore recognised nationally.

PRSSV's Heritage skills qualifications are available in Oral History and in Collections Management and Interpretation at Level 2 and Level 3.

 
 

 

 
Sangeet Examinations are OCN Accreditated

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