YaarAnād Virtual Baiṭhak Series Mēlā 187 — Season 2, Episode 026 Women’s Day Special with Bhai Baldeep Singh
Rāñgalī Satth (Virtual) Mēlā 187 — S2 E026 Women’s Day Special with Bhai Baldeep Singh as he celebrates hosting 55 women achievers and protagonists in the YaarAnād Series. He will be joining live from the Anād Foundation, New Delhi, India, from 6:30 PM (New Delhi) on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Bhai Baldeep Singh is a pioneering polymath in cultural conservation. He renounced a career as a fighter pilot to revitalize the tangible and intangible wealth of South Asia, with a particular focus on the Gurbāṇī Saṅgīta Paramparā. Embodying the civilizational harvests and oral histories of twenty-seven grand maestros—both celebrated and neglected since Partition—Bhai Baldeep Singh became a treasury of GurSikhi, with a panoramic vantage and performative élan unmatched today. His efforts have safeguarded from the brink of extinction many original musical masterpieces whereby revelation graced the GurSikh Gurus, musical instruments and playing techniques of their endowment, and indigenous pedagogical processes through which rising generations of custodians are being minted once again. In service of his herculean mission, Bhai Baldeep Singh serves variously as a Kīrtaniā, percussionist, scholar, luthier, poet, scholar, filmmaker, teacher, activist, politician, web series host, and non-profit head at The Anād Foundation in New Delhi.
About the series:
As an extension of the World Music Heritage Series conceived and produced by maestro Bhai Baldeep Singh for Anād Records, the YaarAnād Virtual Baiṭhak Series aims to celebrate excellence in the fields of music, arts, dance, theatre, and literature.
The YaarAnād Virtual Baiṭhak Series marks the 400th birth anniversary of Gurū Teg Bahādur, the ninth gurū of the Sikhs and the unparalleled martyr in history, for he sacrificed his life to protect a faith he did not practice, the Hindū Dharmā. Giving his life to safeguard the Hindu Tilaka and Janēū, the ninth heir of Gurū Nānak embodied a fearless commitment to the freedom to choose and practice one’s own faith. He was a prolific pakhāwaj exponent, poet, and singer whose musical contributions include Rāga Jaijaiwantī.
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