Meet ‘HCL Maestros in Studio Live @The Peninsula Studios’ artist Ramprapanna Bhattacharya
Ramprapanna is a worthy representative of the younger generation of the famous Imdadkhani-Etawah Gharana. He was initiated to Sitar by his father Sri Ram Udar Bhattacharya and received intense guidance from him. He learnt from Sri Soumitra Lahiri for a brief period. Subsequently he was privileged to have talim from Late Pt. Kashinath Mukherjee, a prime disciple of Ustad Vilayat Khan & Ustad Amir Khan. Currently he is undertaking extensive and intense talim from Pt. Arvind Parikh for several years. He has performed in prestigious venues in India and abroad.
He is known for his captivating and vibrant sitar performances, thoughtful teaching techniques and traditionally authentic approach towards music.
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Fall Off The Earth stories - single is out now! Link in profile
What’s on the other side of risk?
I almost didn’t make this record for various reasons, including:
Discouragement - “Is this music thing ever going to work out the way I want it to?” Doubt - "Am I good enough? Do I have what it takes? Am I getting too old for this? Is this really the purpose I’ve been put here on the earth for? Am I wasting time?” You know, things like that.
Money - Quality often brings with it a higher cost. I still foot the bill for most of that cost!
There are other things of course, but I guess those are the big ones.
I suppose I’m a master considerer, and reconsider-er.
And so I spent some time in San Diego praying, reflecting, writing, and I read Donald Miller’s “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.” I was fascinated by his journey of learning how to tell a captivating story and what made a compelling hero. I realized that in some ways I was living too carefully - that I needed a little more adventure, and that I was going to have to continue taking risks to remain the hero in my own story. So I went surfing for the first time. Hiked through the mountains by moonlight. Crossed the border into Mexico and ate lobster at a restaurant overlooking the ocean. I began preproduction on 13 songs with Ryan. And then ultimately I decided it was time to make this record. Time to risk once again, because this was a story worth telling.
So we did it. We recorded in Nashville and then in India, because we wanted that to be part of the story too. I can’t seem to get away from that place, and it was a joy to share it with a close American friend. It was also a way to sow honor and worth into this land and community that I will love for the rest of my life.
I don’t know where you are, where you’re headed, or where you want to be. But I believe that God is good and that He’s meant this life for adventure. And so I dare you. Take risks. Apply for that job. Buy that plane ticket. Tell that person how you actually feel. Because after all, you’ll never know what could be unless you try.
Let’s fall of the earth together.
N A D A. Y O G A
Yoga del sonido
Camino de transformación interior a través del sonido y sus vibraciones.
Ahata o música exterior son los sonidos instrumentales que intentan influir en nosotros y que nos ayudan a escuchar los sonidos interiores.
La música es una gran herramienta para la interiorización. 📷 @sandra_yoga .
Sitar guru Shubhendra Rao demonstrates the correct technique of holding a sitar, placement of fingers, the right posture and various other details for students who started their journey of the sitar with VIRSA. To know more about VIRSA, log in to www.r2rvirsa.in. #Sitar