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Sacred Rhythm – The Mridanga Tradition

March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

- $125.00

Dates: March 4 10am-3pm, March 5 10am-3pm, Gainesville, FL

Sri Mridanga’s origins extend more than 5,000 years into Vedic antiquity. This sacred clay drum is the grandsire of the modern tabla, pakavaj, mridangam, dolak and others. Primarily employed as an instrument of kirtan and other sacred ritual, its system is a musical expression of the comprehensive philosophy and yogic mysticism of bhakti, the essential Vedic teaching. An obscured art, this tradition of Manoharshaya is now being taught systematically in the West for the first time.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of mridanga’s historical and theoretical background, as well as proficiency in counting and playing mridanga and/or kartalas (hand cymbals) for fixed and improvisational compositions in tala for training or performance. Those who demonstrate a command of the material of this level of instruction can earn the title “Mridanga Prabhakara”.

Please Note: Accommodations are not provided.

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$125 tuition
Saturday and Sunday, March 4 & 5, 10am-3pm (break from 12-1pm for lunch)

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Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of mridanga’s historical and theoretical background, as well as proficiency in counting and playing fixed and improvisational compositions in tala for training or performance. Those who demonstrate a command of the material of this level of instruction can earn the title “Prabhakara”.

Students will need a mridanga for the workshop. Order Yours Here

TOPICS COVERED IN THE WORKSHOP

  • Mridanga’s Vedic origins and tradition/sampradaya
  • Vedic model of performance art in mridanga playing
  • Elements of tala/rhythmic structure
  • Lahara – tala/rhythm progression and composition
  • Playing Mridanga in Kirtan
  • Earning titles for proficiency
  • Playing Kartalas according to the tala

Details

Start:
March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End:
March 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
$125.00

Organizer

Radha Govinda
Phone:
6464683773

Venue

Krishna House, Gainesville, FL
214 NW 14th St
Gainesville, FL 32607 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
6464683773

Details

Start:
March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End:
March 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
$125.00

Organizer

Radha Govinda
Phone:
6464683773

Venue

Krishna House, Gainesville, FL
214 NW 14th St
Gainesville, FL 32607 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
6464683773