ruhaniyat

Come November and the lovers of Sufi and Mystic music await the announcement of Ruhaniyat schedule. Indeed, the month of November has become synonymous with the opening of Banyan Tree’s annual Sufi & Mystic music festival Ruhaniyat. Best described as the call of the soul, it is the only national festival of its kind. Conceived and directed by Mahesh Babu, it brings alive centuries of spiritual wisdom. Immortal, inspiring works of great mystics are brought to life by mostly unheard of but immensely talented carriers of living traditions from remote parts of the country.

Now for the 13th consecutive year the seekers of joy, spiritual wisdom, enchanting music and unheard of living traditions will be delighted to assemble yet again for Ruhaniyat.

So, what is special about Ruhaniyat 2013-14? The highlight this year is festival now extending to one more city i.e. Bhubaneshwar. Which makes it a 10 city festival covering Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Raipur and now also Bhubaneshwar.

And, in 2014 April we are taking Ruhaniyat to Istanbul, Turkey.

With each passing year our Ruhaniyat family is expanding. In this process Ruhaniyat is also nurturing most enchanting but neglected, near extinct forms.

The caravan of Ruhaniyat has set out yet again, join us and share our joy… let us create and spread an ambience of unconditional love and dive deep in the ever still pool of bliss.

As always Ruhaniyat will be presented between November 2013 and February 2014. Across the ten cities along with absolutely brilliant bouquet of Indian forms will be mesmerizing performances by artists from other countries like Latif  Bolat form Turkey, Kora players from Africa,  Tannouras, the Dancing Dervishes of Egypt, Healing music and Polyphony singers from Bulgaria, Whirling Dervishes of Turkey and power packed Sufi Qawwali by qawwals from Pakistan.

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The Indian forms to be featured this year are:

Kapalik Pandvani dramatic narration of mystic tales from Mahabharata- Chhattisgarh

Baithi Dhamaal – Siddhi Goma, Gujarat

Jikir-Jari - Assam

Bharud & Abhang - Maharashtra

Lalvak & Sufi Kalam - Kashmir

Zikr-e- Rifayi -Andhra Pradesh

Baul songs - West Bengal

Mystic Meera - Rajasthan

Kabir Panthi Nirgun Bhajans – Madhya Pradesh

Shabad - Punjab

Chhau - Odisha

Jagar – Uttarakhand

Rani Bhatiani Katha - Rajasthan

Theyyam - Kerala

Sufi Kalam & Mystic compositionsRajasthan

Sufi Qawwali by best of qawwals from Nizamuddin Dargah, as well as Ajmer, Jaipur & Hyderabad.

 

Guest artists from other countries

Healing music & Polyphony songs (Bulgaria)

Whirling Dervishes – Sema (Turkey)

Bektashi Sufiana Songs (Turkey)

Tannoura – Dancing Dervishes (Egypt)

Sufi Qawwali (Pakistan)

 

Ruhaniyat 2013-14, will also feature an Indo-Turkish production

Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir

A special presentation on the works of Rumi, Emre and Kabir by
Latif Bolat & Whirling Dervishes (Turkey) and Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar yaar (India)

 

 

About Banyan Tree

Brainchild of the founder and managing director Mahesh Babu, Banyan Tree changed the manner in which performing arts were generally presented and perceived. The first event management company of its kind, Banyan Tree is known for conceiving and producing world class events of performing arts across India and beyond. The only company with such a wide spectrum of genres, it excels in bringing alive not just Indian classical music and dance by great maestros but also the best of folk music and dance from remote parts of the country, Sufi and mystic music (the genre where it is the pioneer), ghazals, devotional evenings, theatre, dance-dramas, multi-media productions, dance ballets, innovative fusion concerts and collaborative ensembles of world music. Creating designer events for the specific needs of the corporate world and unique festivals at the heritage sits  is yet another specialty of the company. Apart from creating awareness of the performing arts, it has also been a significant catalyst in providing a new lease of life for some near extinct forms. 

www.banyantreeevents.com

To present Ruhaniyat beyond Indian Shores

We are open to presenting this festival anywhere in the world to spread the message of Universal Brotherhood, Unconditional Love, Total Surrender of Ego and, Peace. 
For more details and queries mail us at:
info@ruhaniyat.com
banyantree@vsnl.net

For artists who wish to participate in Ruhaniyat anywhere in India

Carriers of various Sufi and Mystic traditions from around the world who would like to participate in Ruhaniyat can send their  DVDs/Audio CDs to Banyan Tree Events.

Or mail their links at info@ruhaniyat.com  or banyantree@vsnl.net

 

Artists

The artists to be featured across the 10 cities in Ruhaniyat 2013-14

Delhi - 24th November 2013

Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir - an Indo-Turkey production - Latif Bolat & Whirling Dervishes (Turkey) with Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar Yaar (India)
Baul Songs – Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Theyyam – Ajeesh V. (Kerala)
Sufi Kalam & Mystic Songs – Kachara Khan & group (Rajasthan)
Sufi Qawwali – Rizwan Muazzam Ali Khan & Group

 

 

Hyderabad - 1st December 2013

Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir - an Indo-Turkey production -Latif Bolat & Whirling Dervishes (Turkey) with Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar Yaar (India)
Ranibhatiyani Katha - Darre Khan & Group (Rajasthan)
Baithi dhamal & Mystic drums - Siddhi Goma (Africa)
Baul Songs - Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Sufi Qawwali - Rizwan-Muazzam Ali Khan & Group

 

 

Mumbai

Day 1 - 7th December 2013

Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir - an Indo-Turkey production - Latif Bolat & Whirling Dervishes (Turkey) with Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar Yaar (India)
Lal Vakh & Sufi Kalam - Abdul Rashid Hafiz & Group (Kashmir)
Ranibhatiyani Katha - Darre Khan & Group (Rajasthan)
Purulia Chhou - Subrata Mahato & Group (Odisha)
Sufi Qawwali - Rizwan-Muazzam Ali Khan & Group

Day 2 - 8th December 2013

Bharud & Abhang - Avadhoot Gandhi & Group (Maharashtra)
Theyyam - Ajeesh V. & Group (Kerala)
Baul Songs - Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Kabirbani - Mukhtiyar Ali & Group (Rajasthan)
Sufi Qawwali - Chisti Brothers & Group

 

 

Kolkata - 15th December 2013

Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir: an Indo-Turkish production - Latif Bolat & Whirling Dervishes (Turkey) with Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar yaar (India)
Sufi Kalam & Mystic Songs - Kachra Khan & Group (Rajasthan)
Baul Songs - Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Sufi Qawwali - Fareed Ayaz & Group

 

 

Raipur - 18th December 2013

Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir - an Indo-Turkey production - Latif Bolat & Whirling Dervishes (Turkey) with Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar Yaar (India)
Bharud & Abhang - Avadhoot Gandhi & group (Maharashtra)
Sufi Kalam & Mystic Songs - Kachra Khan & group (Rajasthan)
Sufi Qawwali - Fareed Ayaz & Group

 

 

Bangalore - 21st December 2013

Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir: an Indo-Turkish production - Latif Bolat & Whirling Dervishes (Turkey) with Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar yaar (India)
Baithi dhamal & Mystic drums - Siddhi Goma (Africa)
Sufi Kalam & Mystic Songs - Kachra Khan & Group (Rajasthan)
Theyyam - Ajeesh V. & Group (Kerala)
Sufi Qawwali - Chand Nizami & Group (Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, Delhi)

 

 

Ahmedabad - 8th February 2014

Mystic Pathways: An Indo-Bulgarian production featuring enchanting voices from Bulgaria (Vaya Group) and Rajasthan (Kalbeliya women)
Through the eyes of Meera - Mahesharam & Group (Rajasthan)
Baul Songs - Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Tannoura - Dancing Dervishes (Egypt)
Sufi Qawwali - Nizami Brothers & Group (Delhi)

 

 

Pune - 9th February 2014

Mystic Pathways: An Indo-Bulgarian production featuring enchanting voices from Bulgaria (Vaya Group) and Rajasthan (Kalbeliya women)
Through the eyes of Meera - Mahesharam & Group (Rajasthan)
Shabad - Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa (Punjab)
Baul Songs - Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Tannoura - Dancing Dervishes (Egypt)
Sufi Qawwali - Warsi Brothers & Group (Hyderabad)

 

 

Bhubaneswar - 14th February 2014

Mystic Pathways: An Indo-Bulgarian production featuring enchanting voices from Bulgaria (Vaya Group) and Rajasthan (Kalbeliya women)
Zikr-e-Rifayi - Fakirs (Hyderabad)
Kabirpanthi Songs - Prahlad Singh Tipanya & Group (Madhya Pradesh)
Baul Songs - Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Tannoura - Dancing Dervishes (Egypt)
Sufi Qawwali - Warasi Brothers & Group (Hyderabad)

 

 

Chennai - 16th February 2014

Mystic Pathways: An Indo-Bulgarian production featuring enchanting voices from Bulgaria (Vaya Group) and Rajasthan (Kalbeliya women)
Shabad - Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa (Punjab)
Baul Songs - Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Tannoura - Dancing Dervishes (Egypt)
Sufi Qawwali - Chisti Brothers & Group (Muradabad)

 

 

For artists who wish to participate in Ruhaniyat anywhere in India

Carriers of various Sufi and Mystic traditions from around d the world who would like to participate in Ruhaniyat can send their  DVDs/Audio CDs to Banyan Tree Events.

Or mail their links at info@ruhaniyat.com or banyantree@vsnl.net

 

 

Event

 

City Date Time Venue
New Delhi 24 November 2013 6.30pm / Sat Purana Qila,
Mathura Road,
New Delhi
Hyderabad 1 December 2013 6.30pm / Sun Taramati Amphie Theatre,
Hyderabad
Mumbai 7 December 2013 6.30pm / Sat Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, ( Formerly Prince Of Wales Museum)
Fort, Mumbai.
8 December 2013 6.30pm / Sun
Kolkata 15 December 2013 6.30pm / Sun Tollygunge Club Ltd.,
120, Deshapran Sasmal Road,
Kolkata
Raipur 18 December 2013 6.00pm /Wed Hotel Chattisgarh Lawns,
Raipur
Bangalore 21 December 2013 6.30pm / Sat Jayamahal Palace Hotel,
1, Jayamahal Road,
Bangalore
Ahmedabad 08 February 2014 6.30pm / Sat Vastrapur Amphitheater, Vastrapur Lake,
Opp. Alpha One Mall
Ahmedabad
Pune 09 February 2014 6.30pm / Sun Empress Botanical Gardens,
Opp. Race Cource,
Pune
Bhubaneswar 14 February 2014 6.30pm / Fri Hotel Kalinga Ashok,
Bhubaneswar
Chennai 16 February 2014 6.30pm / Sun Madras Race Club,
Guindy,
Chennai

 

Gallery

Images from 2012-13 Ruhaniyat

Tickets

Delhi

24 Nov 2013 Purana Qila, Mathura Road
Time 6.30pm
Invitation passes Register on banyantree.newdelhi@gmail.com
 

Hyderabad

1 Dec 2013 Taramati Baradari Amphitheatre, Gandhipeth Rd.
Time 6.30pm
Donor Cards Log on to www.bookmysshow.com
 

Mumbai

7 & 8 Dec 2013 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya ( Formerly Prince Of Wales Museum), Fort
Time 6:30pm
Member Cards Register on banyantree.mum@gmail.com
 

Kolkata

15 Dec 2013 Tollygunge Club Ltd., 120, Deshapran Sasmal Road, Kolkata
Time 6:30pm
Donor Cards Email us on banyantree.kol@gmail.com
   

Raipur

18 Dec 2013 Hotel Chhattisgarh Lawns, Raipur
Time 6.30pm
Donor Cards Log on to www.bookmysshow.com
   

Bangalore

21 Dec 2013 Jayamahal Palace Hotel, 1, Jayamahal Road, Bangalore
Time 6.30pm
Donor Cards Log on to www.bookmysshow.com or Venue - 8792148861 & K.C.Das, St. Marks Road - 25592021
 

Ahmedabad

8 Feb 2014 Vastrapur Amphitheater, Vastrapur Lake, Opp. Alpha One Mall, Ahmedabad
Time 6.30pm
Donor Cards Tickets available at www.bookmyshow.com or Crossword Book Store (1) Mithakali Road - 26468031 (2) Himalaya Mall - 30218688
   

Pune

9 Feb 2014 Empress Botanical Gardens, Opp. Race Cource, Pune
Time 6.30pm
Donor Cards Tickets available at www.bookmyshow.com or New Rhythm House - 25521335, Landmark, SGS Mall, Camp - 65600468
 

Bhubaneswar

14 Feb 2014 Hotel Kalinga Ashok, Bhubaneswar
Time 6.30pm
Donor Cards Tickets available at www.bookmyshow.com
   

Chennai

16 Feb 2014 Madras Race Club, Guindy, Chennai
Time 6.30pm
Donor Cards Tickets available at www.bookmyshow.com

For Premier seats in Corporate Block contact Banyan Tree on +91-9323119381 or mail us on banyantree@vsnl.net

Sponsors

We are grateful to all our partners

bank of america
bank of america
tata elxsi
tata steel
cmc limited
cmc limited
chhattisgarh
incredible india
state bank of hyderabad

We are looking for partners to join hands to present Ruhaniyat in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune & Bhubaneswar. For details please call us on 09324143598 or mail us at: banyantree@vsnl.net

 

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