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Previous newsletters

Newsletter October 2023 - March 2024

Special Offers (Plucked & Bowed Instruments, Flutes, Shrutiboxes, Harmoniums, Drums & CDs) – Raga Studies in Vicenza (Last Beacon?) – Yoga & Harmonium (3 – Which Model is Right?) – Obituaries (Shining Light, Wanderer Between Worlds, Grand Old Lady & Ghazal Popstar) - Brief News (Grammys for Indian Musicians, Classical Indian Dance Association Germany, Tarang Shop Closed) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (32 – Non-violence) – Workshops (April to November) - Concerts (April to November)

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Newsletter April – September 2023

News & Novelties (Sitar, Shrutibox, Harmoniums, DVDs & Shipping Cost) – Special Offers (Sitars, Shrutiboxes, Harmoniums, Drums & CDs) – Raga Bachelor in Rotterdam Closed (Global View on Music in Decline) – Yoga & Harmonium (2 – Harmonium in India and in the West) – Brief News (Vijay Kichlu, AAK Raga Radio, New Shakti Record, Setback for AI Music) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (31 – Cell Phone Etiquette in Classical Indian Concerts) – Workshops (October to December) - Concerts (October to November)

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Newsletter October 2022 – March 2023

New in our Assortment (Harmonium Bhava Mini, Recon Shruti Boxes, Modified Dholak & Ebony Bridges) - Special Offers (String Instruments, Harmoniums & Shrutibox, Drums, Wind Instruments) - Yoga & Harmonium (1 - The Effect of the Harmonium) - Internet Guru (Online Lessons in Classical Indian Music) - Brief News (Sangit Natak Akademi Awards, Saint of the Santoor, Honours for Tabla Players) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (30 - Listening & Attentiveness) - Workshops (April to August) - Concerts (April to July)

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Newsletter June – September 2022

Setting New Quality Standards (Bhava Harmoniums) – Responsible Harmonium Manufacturing (Craftsmen & Ecology) –Women in Classical Indian Music (2 - Challenges & Possibilties) – Brief News (Independence Anniversary, Grammy Winner From Pakistan, Culture Clash in Kerala) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (29 – Sense of Beauty) – Workshops (October to February) - Concerts (October to December)

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Newsletter February – May 2022

Music As Organising Power (A Preface) – Bargains and Rarities (New Special Offers Online) – Shipping Cost Update & Instagram (Company News) – Women in Classical Indian Music (1 - Devadasis, Tawaifs and the 20th Century) – Obituaries (Lata Mangeshkar, Birju Maharaj, Shivkumar Sharma) - Brief News (Pakrashi Centenary, German Records Critics‘ Award, Hindustani Vinyl) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (28 – Finding Peace) – Workshops (June to October) - Concerts (June to August)

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Newsletter September 2021 – January 2022

Innovative Instruments (Vegan Dholak, Semi-acoustic Saraswati Veena & Recon Shrutibox) – Corona Consequences (Logistics Chaos & Price Hikes) – Reflektor Anoushka Shankar (Festival at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg) – Music Documentaries Online (Raga, Strings of Melody, That Which Colors The Mind, Dhrupad) – Brief News (Laughing Buddha, Network Konnakol, Interviews) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (27 – Tonality and Symmetry as Principles of Nature) – Workshops & Concerts (Prospects for 2022)

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Newsletter April - August 2021

Small is Beautiful (Harmoniums for on the Move) – Service (Tanpura Price Reduction, Harmonium Bonus, Vegan Instruments) – Teaching Material (Harmonium & Sitar) – Covid-19 Pandemic (Problems for Indian Instrument Makers) – Ideal and Reality (Film Review The Disciple) – Brief News (Covid Victims, Random Raga Player, Raga Streaming) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (26 – Balance) – Workshops - (September to November) – Concerts - (September to November)

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Newsletter January / February / March 2021

Instruments (Hybrid Sarod, Female Tanpuras, Special Offers Harmoniums & Shrutiboxes) – Learning Harmonium (Videos & Books for Mantra Accompaniment) – 432 Hertz Tuning (Hype or Healing?) – Craft & Art in Bhakti Music (6 – Musical Competence) – Brief News (Harmonium Purchase Guide, Dhrupad of the Dagars, Indian Music Scholarships) – 
How to Make (Indian) Music? (25 – Universal Yearning) – Workshops & Concerts

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Newsletter July / December 2020

Fine Hamoniums for On the Go & Everywhere ( Pakrashi Premium Mini & Sarang Kirtan Classic) – Corona in India (Chaos, Flexibility & Resilience) – Kirtan (Anyone Can Sing!) – #MeToo (Sexual Harassment by Classical Indian Musicians) – Brief News ( Pandit Jasraj Passes Away / World Sitar Festival / Wind of Change) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (24 – What is Improvisation?) – Workshops & Concerts

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Newsletter April / May / June 2020

Corona Pandemic (Crisis for Indian Music and Indian Instrument Makers) – Karunya Khol & Pakrashi Premium (Vegan Drum & Classy Harmonium) – Reduced VAT (Instruments Get Cheaper) – Online Learning (Courses, Clubs and Individual Sessions) – Brief News (Elbphilharmonie Festival, Music Collection Saved, Anniversary in Bern) – How to Make (Indian) Music? (23 – Listening Inside Oneself) – Workshops & Concerts

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