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Europalia.india Newsletter No. 06: A fantastic beginning of the festival europalia.india!

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 9, 2013

Newsletter 6
04.10.2013 > 26.01.2014


A fantastic beginning of the festival europalia.india!

The President of India and HHMM the King and Queen of the Belgians inaugurated the festival on October 4. A concert by the Gundecha Brothers and a stunning dance performance by Charishnu were followed by a visit to the exhibition The Body in Indian Art offering a taste of the many festivities still to come.


Following the successful opening of fantastic exhibitions such as Nalini Malani, Jean Robie and The Body in Indian Art, as well as a standing ovation for Charishnu in the Théâtre National and a full house for the Belgian premiere of Midnight’s Children, we have equally high expectations of the next events, for example, Shujaat Khan, a famous singer & sitarplayer and of course the opening of Indomania, another major exhibition of this festival. 

EXPO | The Body in Indian Art | BOZAR

This curvaceous woman is a Surasundaris, or cosmic beauty. She is the epitome of female beauty – in both its spiritual and sensual sense.  This artwork dates from the tenth or eleventh century, and represents the auspicious power of beauty: the frisson or erotic charge of love that is so powerful it overwhelms both the body and mind.
But look very closely at her shoulders, and you’ll see scratch marks made by the nails of her lover. Is she writing to him perhaps?
Discover a hundred more anecdotes during a visit to this magnificent exhibition, The Body in Indian Art, at BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts) until January 5, 2014. 

Flageywood | FLAGEY

Flageywood has kicked off with the Belgian premiere of the movie Ugly in the presence of its director, Anurag Kashyap as well as the official opening of The Fouth Wall, an exhibition of a photographic series by Max Pinckers.
Until October 29, Flageywood presents a great selection of films by Anurag Kashyap as well as three of his favourite movies, a concert by Carnatic singer Sudha Raghunathan and on October 26 Flageywood Day, will offer a variety of workshops on different themes plus a concert by the legendary family of musicians Dr. L. Subramaniam & Kavita Krishnamurti. The day closes with festive Hindi disco & Bollywood grooves by Edo Bouman.

WORKSHOPS | yoga@europalia.india | BOZAR

We are delighted to offer you an additional, unforgettable experience during the late night openings on Thursdays of the exhibition The Body in Indian Art at BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts). On these evenings, you can join workshops to discover the art of yoga. Each teacher is an experienced professional in a different yoga style: Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Viniyoga, Hatha Yoga, Energy Yoga.

This weekend 3 magnificent exhibitions opened:

Water Art Walk in Liège demonstrates through different contemporary artworks by Indian artists the important role of water in Indian society, from Ancient times to the present day.
Living Objects at Grand Hornu invites visitors to explore and appreciate the duality and apparent contradiction inherent to all aspects of daily life and material culture in India.
The exhibition Sari focuses on the sophistication and vitality of this continuing tradition, offering visitors the opportunity to not only explore the rich diversity of saris, techniques and related stories, but also to touch them and try them on.

Impossibility Of Being Feminine, 2006-2007 © Ravi Agarwal

(Source: 10/2013 – europalia.india)

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India Music Week (N.Y.): Covers (of Records) we like.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 9, 2013

The IMW Gallery



Here is a selection of covers from important and graphically interesting Asian Indian albums and some 45s in the archive of the ARC (ARChive for Contemporary Music, N.Y.), which has been founded in 1985 and since then archived more than 2 million recordings… as the largest collection for popular music in the United States.

Archive of the ARC

Archive of the ARC

The details of these releases can be found in the database of recordings. One nice thing about the ARC’s “Days” and “Weeks” projects is that the ARC team creates high resolution archival scans at 100% of rare and important recordings, preserved in multiple locations – not quite equal to the originals, but pretty darn close.

See also...

  • Gallery of Cassettes (from North India) which has great graphic interests. – Have a look and enjoy.
  • Compilation Albums (with free downloads) for the IMW – India Music Week. – Enjoy listening !

(Source: 10/2013 – IMW – India Music Week | Galleries)

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Broadcast India Show 2013 (9-11th Oct)…. Conference & Preview.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 9, 2013

Open your mind: at the conference 2013


The two day conference (9-10th Oct) that is hosted con-currently with the main exhibition is an important aspect of the Broadcast India Show (9-11th Oct). By inviting wide-spectrum participation from presidents, directors and proprietors of companies to engineers, technicians and technologists, it forms an interactive and enlightening backdrop for in-depth presentations, cross-pollinating discussions and analytical forums. Refreshing and enlightening and uni-focussed in both format and presentation, its goal will be to become the enhanced platform for informative and enlightening debates, along with product  promotion. In all, it will be one of the major contributors to draw out the inner energies of the participants and attendees  to realize their potential in myriad so far not deemed possible.

(Source: 10/2013  BI – Conference Topics)

Preview (exheition highlights)…

Conference (programme)…


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special feature I for India Music Week (N.Y.): : Energy of the Sound – Raga Chikitsa.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 9, 2013

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special (radio) feature I for the India Music Week (N.Y.):
Energy of the Sound – Raga Chikitsa. [
Subtitle: Healing Music – Nada Chikitsa]

IMW_logo-newIn India had been recognized the response function of ragas as complementary medicine very early for the emotional well-being and health of the people, their physiological effect on the mind, body and soul. In the Indian temples had been used rhythmic sounds of bells, horns and use of shells for the ceremonies, from the knowledge of their therapeutic effect.

Musical sound and its vibrational patterns (Dwhani) are a form of energy in motion transmitted through the medium of air (Vayu) which can penetrate the human body down to each individual cell. In the Indian understanding of music the sound is an energetic form of a cosmic / universal dimension as the source of all being.

special dates of new broadcastings …

9th October 2013 – 07:00-08:00 am EST (01:00-03:00 p.m. CET) @ radio (DE/Berlin)
7th October 2013 – 08:00-09:58 am EST (02:00-03:58 p.m. CET) @ TIDE Radio (
DE/Hamburg) broadcasted
7th October 2013 – 03:00-05:00 pm EST (09:00-11:00 p.m. CET) @ Radio RaSA (CH)  broadcasted
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Sound has healing power. The rhythm in music is directly related to the heart beat. It finds its equivalence in tempo and rhythm. The breath corresponds to the Hindu understanding as Phrana as the sound of life energy. In the history of South Indian classical music (Carnatic) the Melakarta system was developed as we know it today. It is a classification of 72 main ragams. The number 72 corresponds to the 72 main nerve trunks.

Effect of Saptaswaras and Chakra Meditation

Effect of Saptaswaras and Chakra Meditation (Source: A. Mahesh – Music Therapy Blog)

The oldest systematic texts, which are known in human history are the Vedas. There are treatises on philosophy, the sense of life and wisdom for a healthy living. Music is part of Updaveda, a sub category of the Vedas. Upaveda is a science-based system built on the Vedic teachings. There are four (4) Upavedas: 1. Ayurveda (on medicine), 2. Gandharvaveda (about music, dance aesthetics us), 3. Dhanurveda (about archery, war and martial arts) and 4. Sthapatyaveda (on architecture, urban planning, etc.).

In our special feature II for the India Music Week (N.Y.) “Nada – A concept of sound” which is being broadcasted on 8th and 11th October 2013 we will deal dealt with the outer and inner sound, the nada yoga (nada = sound). This topic completes the theme of today’s program: “Raga Chikitsa – Energy of Sound“. It deals explicitly with the therapeutic effect of the Raga scales of North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian Classics (Carnatic).
Chikitsa raga is a scripture of the ancient India. The translation of Raga Chikitsa is: “The knowledge about the use of ragas for healing.” – Chikitsa comes from Sanskrit and means on its own: “The practice of medical science and its therapeutic application“.

Bringing the knowledge of Indian classical music – Raga Ragini Vidaya – and Raga Chikitsa together, we have the basic blocks to describe the therapeutic effects of Indian ragas.


Suppl. Note: In the Samaveda, an ancient text of Ayurveda describes in detail the phenomenon of sound for music therapeutic purposes. The human body is dominated by the three doshas: Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. You will find the program “Ragas Time Cycles – Ayurvedic Princips” in our media archive for re-listening: .


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special I zur India Music Week (N.Y.): Energie des Klangs – Raga Chikitsa.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 9, 2013

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special feature I zur India Music Week (IMW), New York:
Energie des Klangs – Raga Chikitsa. [Untertitel: Heilende Musik – Nada Chikitsa]

IMW_logo-newIn Indien hat man die Resonanzfunktion von Ragas für die emotionale Befindlichkeit und Gesundheit des Menschen, ihre physiologischer Wirkung auf Geist, Körper und Seele als komplementäre Medizin sehr früh erkannt. Schon in den indischen Tempeln wurden bei den Zeremonien rhythmische Klänge auf Glocken, aus Hörnern und Muschelschalen verwendet, aus dem Wissen um ihre therapeutische Wirkung.

Musikalischer Klang, das sind Schwingungsmuster (Dwhani), eine energetische Form in Bewegung, die durch das Medium Luft (Vayu) übertragen wird und den menschlichen Körper bis in jede einzelne Zelle durchdringen kann. Im indischen Verständnis ist Musik eine energetische Form, eine kosmische/universelle Form als Quell allen Seins.


9. Oktober 2013 – 13:00-15:00 Uhr CET (07:00-09:00 am EST) @ radio (DE/Berlin)
7. Oktober 2013 – 14:00-15:58 Uhr CET (08:00-09:58 am EST) @ TIDE Radio (
DE/Hamburg) gesendet
7. Oktober 2013 – 21:00-23:00 Uhr CET (03:00-05:00 pm EST) @ Radio RaSA (CH)  gesendet

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Klang besitzt heilende Kraft. Der Rhythmus in einer Musik steht in direkter Beziehung zum Herzschlag. Er findet seine Equivalenz im Tempo und Rhythmus. Der Atem entspricht im hinduistischen Verständnis dem Klang der Lebensenergie, Phrana. In der Geschichte der südindischen Klassik hat sich das uns heute bekannte Melakartasystem entwickelt. Es ist eine Klassifzierung von 72 Hauptragams… die Zahl 72 entspricht den 72 wichtigen Nervensträngen.

Effect of Saptaswaras and Chakra Meditation

Effect of Saptaswaras and Chakra Meditation (Source: A. Mahesh – Music Therapy Blog)

Die ältesten systematischen Texte, die man in der Menschheitsgeschichte kennt, sind die Veden. Es sind Abhandlungen über Philosophie, das Empfinden und Lebensweisheiten für ein gesundes Leben. Musik gehört zur Updaveda, einer untergeordneten Veda. Upaveda ist ein wissenschaftlich orientiertes System, das auf den vedischen Lehren aufbauen. Es gibt vier (4) Upavedas: 1. den Ayurveda (über Heilkunde); 2. den Gandharvaveda (über Musik, Tanz uns Ästhetik); 3. den Dhanurveda (über Bogenschießen, Kriegs- und Kampfkunst) und 4. den Sthapatyaveda (über Architektur, Stadtplanung etc.).

In unserem zweiten special zur India Music Week (IMW) Nada – Ein Konzept des Klangs (Sendetermine am 08.10. und 11.10.) befassen wir uns mit äusseren und inneren Klang, dem Klang-Yoga.  Diese Sendung ergänzt das Thema der heutigen Sendung an: “Energie des Klangs – Raga Chikitsa” . Es befasst sich explizit mit der therapeutischen Wirkung der Ragaskalen der nordindischen und südindischen Klassik.

Raga Chikitsa ist eine Schrift des antiken Indiens. In der Übersetzung heisst Raga Chikitsa: Das Wissen über die Verwendung der Ragas zum Zwecke der Heilung. Chikitsa stammt aus dem Sanskrit und bedeutet für sich: Die Praxis der medizinischen Wissenschaft und ihre therapeutische Anwendung.

Bringen wir das Wissen der indisch klassischen Musik – Raga Ragini Vidaya – und Raga Chikitsa zusammen, verfügen wir über die Grundbausteine, um die therapeutische Wirkung der indischen Ragas zu beschreiben.


Ergänz. Hinweis: In der Samaveda, eine antike Schrift des Ayurveda werden Klangphänome für musiktherapeutische Zwecke detailliert beschrieben. Im ayurvedischen Verständnis wird der menschliche Körper von den drei Doshas dominiert: Vatta, Pitta und Kapha. Sie finden die Sendung “Ragas und ihr Zeitzyklus im ayurvedischen Verstaendnis” in unserem Sendearchiv unter .

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