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India’s pioneer innovative music and dance organisation, driven towards nurturing up and coming performers. Our primary focus is on expanding the reach of Hindustani classical music, Carnatic music, semi-classical music like ghazals, sufi, and abhangas, as well as performing arts like Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, and other dance forms. We Curate Music Festivals & Baithaks. The raison d’etre of Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts is to organise and curate music festivals and baithaks across the country, as well as internationally. We aim to implement such initiatives through a digital medium and channel content in a way that attracts youth to the music and dance culture.

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What’s New?

e-Swaranubhuti February 2021

The February edition of e-Swaranubhuti will feature none other than Ustad Rashid Khan!

He is a pioneer of sorts, and was among the first to infuse emotions into his musical prowess. Before his time, older exponents laid more emphasis on perfect technique and polished execution of complicated passages. Ustad Khan ji introduced heart into his music and is now widely loved for it.

We are proud to host a man of such stature on our growing platform.

The event is scheduled to go-live on Sunday, 28th February, at 7PM IST.

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e-Swaranubhuti February 2021 - Ustad Rashid Khan
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Our Flagship Events

We curate five flagship events that feature mesmerizing performances from the Maestros of the music & dance industry. RFPA is keen to to provide a platform to promote the upcoming talented performers and organize events that ignite a spark of interest among youth, towards our heritage and culture.

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Swara Prabhat

Make your morning melodiously magical. If you love classical music, there is no better way to start off your day.

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Feel your emotions sway in perfect tuning with the graceful poses presented by talented dancers.

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Swaranubhuti

Allow vocals and tunes to carry you off to the heavens.

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Bal Gandharva to Anand Gandharva

Relive a glorious past by travelling back in time on the vehicle of notes and vocals.

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Yuva Swaranubhuti

Watch young performers put on a tantalising show, as they hone their craft.

Our Partnership Events

Currently, we are partnered up with various organizations to bring to you nine special events to cherish the variety of our classical arts.

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Swarateerth

Teerth, the Sanskrit word for divine offering. This powerful performance will feel no less.

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Pratah Swar

A monthly regalia of traditional music and dance, hosted in partnership with Pancham Nishad.

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Pandit C R Vyas Jayanti Samarambh

A celebration of the Hindu classical arts through stellar group performances.

Svarit
Dinarang Smriti

A musical ode to Hindustani Raag Sangeet.

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30th Hridayesh Festival

An ensemble performance, delivered straight from the artists’ hearts to yours.

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Aamad Pratishthan 13th Anniversary

An exciting mix of group and solo concerts filled with the tantalizing magic of classical instruments.

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Surmandal

True to its name, this event you to a gathering of music afficionados. Come and get transported into a world of musical notes and taal.

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Smriti Utsav

A medley performed in remembrance to two veterans of the  classical performing arts: Ustad Nizamuddin Khan and Pt Krishnarao Pandit.

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Arpit

Taken from the base word Arpan, which means to devote, this event is uplifted by artists who are determined to devote themselves for your appreciation.

Our Partnership Events

Currently, we are partnered up with various organizations to bring to you nine special events to cherish the variety of our classical arts.

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8 Prahar

A concept-based event which has artists exploring specific concepts and styles. Our most recent 8 Prahar event was focused on the singing style of Durga Jasraj, daughter of esteemed Pt. Jasraj.

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Bhairav Bhavtarak

A dance performance held in tribute to Shiv Ji. Our latest Bhairav Bhavtarak event was organized on the spiritual occasion of Maha Shivratri, and was much appreciated.

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Guru in Residence Series

Art stays relevant only when it becomes easily accessible and enjoyable. But for some, music and dance is not just a tool for entertainment, but a viable career option. Being a country of the youth, there are countless budding minds looking to take the first step towards becoming artists. We believe <i>shiksha</i> should not become a hurdle for these rough-cut diamonds, but rather a sacred pathway to reaching their dreams.

In that vein, RFPA has established its Guru in Residence Series (Master Class series). It is a focused initiative started with the intention of training and shaping young students who have a passion for getting into the performing arts.

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Key Associations of Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts

Shankar Mahadevan Academy

Shankar Mahadevan Academy

RFPA is associated with the Shankar Mahadevan Academy since 2018 and looks forward to working together in future. The Shankar Mahadevan Academy is now open at the Rithwik Foundation headquarters in Pune.

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Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy

Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy

The Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy (division of RFPA since year 2019) was founded in the year 2000 by Smt. Rujuta Soman. The academy trains students of all ages from different cities in pure classical Kathak. She teaches three level of dances at her foundation.

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Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi

Swarateerth

Swarateerth, an initiative by Shri Jayateerth Mevundi, eminent vocalist of the Kirana Gharana was launched in 2010.  Swarateerth works to encourage the younger generation, especially those from economically weaker backgrounds, to provide opportunities to young artists to build their skills in complementary industries enabling them to continue their artistic pathways.

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Pancham Nishad

Pancham Nishad

RFPA, as a partner, has started supporting ‘Pratah Swar’ from the year 2020. The tagline says ‘’every concert, new artiste” and staying true to the words, this event has till now showcased various talented artistes through a total of 109 shows of ‘Pratah Swar’ till date. Its objective is to showcase the rich indian traditional performing arts.

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Svarit

Svarit

Svarit, with the support of RFPA, celebrated the 10th year of its annual festival, Dinarang Smriti. This festival, which is held in the memory of the stalwart performer Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, celebrates his legacy through performances of living legends of Hindustani music. This year, the festival was held in three sessions at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chowpatty, Mumbai.

Join Our Community

Interested in Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts? Become a part of our team! Currently we are open to collaborations from artists and volunteers, each collaboration packaged with lots of exciting opportunities. We also offer four types of special memberships, each with its own plethora of benefits.

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