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Technopolis 20

Sunset Ragas

Join us for an enchanting evening of Indian Classical Music featuring Dr Markus Schmidt on sitar and Ravi Saundankar on tabla. Dr. Markus Schmidt (Germany) and Ravi Saundankar (Cyprus) will present a selection of Indian Classical sunset melodies.

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Sunset Ragas
Sunset Ragas

Time & Location

12 Jul 2024, 20:00 – 21:30

Technopolis 20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus

About the Event

Join us for an enchanting evening of Indian Classical Music featuring Dr Markus Schmidt on sitar and Ravi Saundankar on tabla, on Friday, 12th of July 2024, at 8pm.

Dr. Markus Schmidt (Germany) and Ravi Saundankar (Cyprus) will present a selection of Indian Classical sunset melodies. In Indian tradition, specific ragas are associated with particular times of the day or seasons. Performing these ragas at the appropriate time is believed to amplify the energy of nature and release their healing power. Experience the magic of these sunset ragas as they harmonize with the natural rhythms of the evening.

Entrance: 15 euro

Tickets: https://www.technopolis20.com/event-details/sunset-ragas

Information: 70002420

Technopolis 20 celebrates 10 years of creativity, a decade of events, and a vibrant presence in the artistic scene of Paphos and beyond!

With the arrival of summer, our concerts will come alive in the enchanting setting of our garden. As part of our 10-year celebration, we've curated a diverse programme that showcases talented musicians across various genres, instruments, and styles. Enjoy jazz, ethnic or fusion music, a rock band, or a traditional ensemble under the starry sky until October.

This year marks a decade of our deep love and passion for the arts and culture, and we're thrilled to invite you to celebrate with us!

A few words about the musicians

Dr Markus Schmidt bridges the worlds of India and the West as a musician, scholar, author, and explorer. Trained in Western music from a young age, he mastered the guitar by 20. His passion for Indian Classical Music was nurtured by the esteemed sitar virtuoso Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury, establishing him as a leading European sitarist. Dr Schmidt holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Musicology and Philosophy, with extensive research in performance and comparative music studies. He has served as a visiting professor at several international universities.

Traveling frequently between India and Europe, Dr Schmidt engages in concerts, workshops, lectures, and teaching. His mission is to foster joy, empathy, and mutual understanding through the universal language of music.

Ravi Saundankar, an active Indian Classical performer, hails from a musical family and began his journey at age 7 under the guidance of his father, Pt. Videh Saundankar. He furthered his training at the Ustad Alla Rakha Institute of Music in Mumbai, mentored by Aditya Kalyanpur, and influenced by masters like Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Fazal Qureshi. Ravi holds a diploma in Vocal and Tabla from the esteemed 'Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya' University of Music.

Ravi has graced stages worldwide, performing alongside eminent musicians at prestigious venues like the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the University of Cyprus. His expertise spans Indian classical, ethnic jazz, world music, and fusion genres.

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