Take the opportunity to recieve guidance of one of the senior sitar masters of the ancient city of Benares. Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami is unique in the way that he has learnt Sitar, Surbahar and vocal from broad spectrum of Gurus of the older generation in the tradition of Maihar Gharana, Imdadkhani Gharana, Bishnupur Gharana and Dagar vani. This means that participants regardless of background and instrument can benefit from an intense weekend of practice in which there will be both group and private sessions. Focus will be on correct treatment of raga and traditional presentation of performance through Alaap Jor Jhala and the improvisations on slow and fast compositions.
The project "Naghma" brings together the beauty of Indian classical music and Oriental music spiced up with a touch of Jazz. In this video, BELONG present to you the results of four days of workshops between multicultural artists. Witness a breathtaking fusion of Indian classical music and Oriental music, infused with the soulful sounds of Jazz, all showcased on Raag Charukeshi.
The talented artists behind this mesmerizing performance are KG Westman on Sitar, Suvrat Apte on Tabla, Mohamed AbuZekry on Oud, Achal Murthy on Bass, and Ahmed Radwan on Violin. Sit back, relax, and let the music take you on a journey through different cultures, sounds, and emotions. Whether you're a lover of Indian classical music, Oriental music, or Jazz, this performance is sure to captivate and inspire you. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to the BELONG YouTube channel for more incredible performances from talented artists from around the world. Thank you for watching BELONG. As part of @Esch2022 this work is supported by @Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, @villedesch9957 @frEsch asbl @Bâtiment4 @Rocklab @cultureccphva, @GrandEst, @Mourthe-et-Moselle, @Moselle, @AR-music-productions
Fall tour coming up!
2022-10-11 Lec-Dem, Kunst Universität, Graz, AT 2022-10-10 Concert, Kunst Universität, Graz, AT 2022-10-09 Casa Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona, ES 2022-10-08 Jardin De Hara, Barcelona, ES 2022-10-07 Satvic Day, Barcelona, ES 2022-10-05 Private Concert, Barcelona, ES 2022-10-02 Yogashala, Lucerne, CH 2022-10-01 Le Tunnel, Fribourg, CH 2022-09-30 Musik Hug, Basel, CH 2022-09-29 Eglise Sainte Foy de Selestat, Selestat, FR 2022-09-28 Foyer Europeen, Luxembourg, LU 2022-09-27Online Concert, Viewcy, US 2022-09-25 L'Atelier, Lorry-les-Metz, FR 2022-09-23 Vedanza, Luxembourg, LU 2022-09-22 Konrad Café and Bar, Luxembourg, LU 2022-09-21 Private concert, Nancy, FR 2022-09-16 Concert, L'Arche, Villerupt, FR 2022-09-15 Workshop, L'Arche, Villerupt, FR 2022-09-14 Workshop, L'Arche, Villerupt, FR 2022-09-13 Workshop, L'Arche, Villerupt, FR 2022-09-12 Masterclass, L'Arche, Villerupt, FR
With support from The Swedish Art Grants Committee
Mini Tour in June
Excited to play in Italy and Switzerland with great musicians.
2022-06-10 New release trying to recreate the spirit of old Bollywood
New Electronic Album
2022-05-27 Finally releasing some old, all-analogue synthesizer recordings on Prisma Records today!
The album "KG Westman & Zaعfaran" is released! Order the vinyl LP or download here! It contains a mix of music from India, Egypt and Sweden as performed by a long list of my great musician friends. There are some songs based on traditional melodies as well as some completely new material.
Ahmed Radwan - Violin, Oud Adham Al-Sayyad - Kawala Farshid Dalir - Tombek, Daf Suranjana Ghosh - Tabla Suvrat Apte -Tabla Sam Riffer - Double Bass, Qraqeb, Sagat Moa Danielson - Santoor Stian Grimstad - Valve Trombone Hugo Widén -Tabla Nirmeen Sallam - Tanpuri Amanda Welch - Tanpuri
The vinyl version is already now available for pre-booking in Norway and Denmark. The album is distributed by Root Rock Records and released with support from ANASEA and Swedish Arts Council.
Looking forward to coming week with concerts, masterclasses and new collaborations! We will start on Saturday with masterclasses by me and tabla player Suvrat Apte at the University in Esch. Sunday we will present classical afternoon ragas at Vedanza Luxembourg in an intimate acoustic concert. In the week after that we will start a new collaboration called "NAGHMA" with excellent oud player from Egypt Mohamed Abozekry that will result in a video recording and concert at 9 pm at the Nuit De La Culture festival in Belval. After that we will visit France for a classical concert before finishing of with two concerts in Luxembourg, one classical and one together with crazy genius saxophone madman Pierre Cocq-Amann! Thanks to Adham Al-sayyad, Romeo Effe and Alexandra Protopapadakis for making this all possible after a long break from musical travel! Also thank to Swedish Arts Grants Council for support!
Sitar contribution to Tamil devotional song composed by Rana Prathap featuring Sithara Krishnakumar.
Online concert series
August 3rd will be the inaugural day of the International Music Centre´s online concert series. Please join the live stream of my surabahar performance here. 7:30 pm IST/4 pm EST.
January 4th to 7th: Private event in Dhaka January 17th to 25th: Concerts with the project Swar Yatra in Delhi and Varanasi February-March: Varanasi
Video from Cairo
A documentation of our collaboration with Egyptian musicians during summer of 2019. Sponsored by Swedish Arts Council.
July concerts in Cairo
A project exploring similarities and differences between raga and maqam based music. Featuring Adham Al-Sayyad on kawala and Suranjana Ghosh on the tabla. We will also invite on stage different musicians from the scene in Cairo, such as Ahmed Al-Arnab (kawala), Ahmed Radwan (oud), Salma Amr (darbuka) and others,
20/7 Darb 1718 21/7 El-Sawy Culturewheel 22/7 Egyptian Center for Culture and Art -Makan 23/7 Egyptian Center for Culture and Art -Makan 25/7 Room Art Space
New video from Bangladesh
Varanasi -December to March South India and Bangladesh -January Sri Lanka -February Uttarakhand -May
Review in Lira Magazine
Stockholm Sangeet Festival 2018
Here are some beautiful photos by Max Dahlstrand: www.m9x.se
April/May -Himachal Pradesh 2018-05-12 The Chalets Naldehra, Shimla 2018-05-11 Private event, Norwood Green, Palampur 2018-05-09 The Mirage, Andreta 2018-05-04 Saral Dome, Upper Dharamkot 2018-04-28 Concert, Blossoms Village Resort, Sidhpur 2018-04-28 Workshop, Blossoms Village Resort, Sidhpur 2018-04-20 Buddha Hall, Bhagsu Nag September -U.S.A. 2018-09-28 Sacred Arts Research Foundation, Brooklyn, New York 2018-09-20 Amherst College, Massachusetts 2018-09-19 The Rubin Museum of Art, New York 2018-09-13 Brooklyn Raga Massive, The Jalopy, Brooklyn, New York October -Europe 2018-11-01 The Tagore Centre, Berlin, DE 2018-10-30 Berlin Raga Tribe, Berlin, DE 2018-10-27 L'Atelier, Lorry-les-Metz, FR 2018-10-26 Ratelach, Esch-sur-Alzette, LU 2018-10-26 Workshop, European School, Luxembourg, LU 2018-10-25 Konrad Café and Bar, Luxembourg, LU 2018-10-25 Workshop, European School, Luxembourg, LU 2018-10-24 Foyer Europeen, Luxembourg, LU 2018-10-24 Workshop, European School, Luxembourg, LU 2018-10-23 St. George´s School, Luxembourg, LU 2018-10-20 Private Concert, Bleid, BE 2018-10-20 Workshop, ANASEA, University of Luxembourg, LU 2018-10-19 Café Littéraire Le Bovary, LU 2018-10-07 Stockholm Sangeet Festival, Stockholm, SE
2017-09-16 India Day Celebration, Luxembourg, LU 2017-09-16 Le Cotylédon, Phalsbourg, FR 2017-09-17 L'Atelier, Lorry-les-Metz, FR 2017-09-20 Nirvana Café, Luxembourg, LU 2017-09-21 Konrad Café and Bar, Luxembourg, LU 2017-09-23 House Concert, Nancy, FR 2017-09-26 Berlin Raga Tribe, Berlin, DE 2017-09-29 Fucina Underground Reload, Teatro di Marzo, Mestre, IT 2017-09-30 Instytut Cwiczen Psychofizycznych ZEN, Opole, PL