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Previous newsletters

Newsletter September / October 2017

Special Offers (Snips for Beginners, Pros & Treasure Hunters)  - Harmonium Purchase Guide (1/6 - Mobility) - Craft & Art in Bhakti Music (1 - Freedom of Expression) - The Art of Practice (4/4 - Joy) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (9 – Raga Worship) - Workshops (October to December) - Concerts (October to December)

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Newsletter July / August 2017

New Service (New Service) - Dhruba Ghosh (Master of the Sarangi, Compose and Innovator) -  Ravi Shankar (Posthumous  Opera Premiere) - The Art of Practice (3/4 – Intelligence) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (8 –  Some Other Vision of Reality) - Workshops (August to October) - Concerts (August to October)

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Newsletter May / June 2017

Tirupati (Kirtan Harmoniums for Travels) - Kishori Amonkar (The Last Diva) - Subroto Roy Chowdhury (Master of Alap) - The Art of Practice (2/4 - Regularity) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (7 - Total Presence) - Workshops (June to September) -  Concerts (June to August)

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Newsletter March / April 2017

New CD by Indigo Masala (Ocean) - Ramesh Mishra (Benares-Sarangi) - The Art of Practice (1/4 Duration) - How To Make (Indian) Music? (6 - Listening) - Workshops (April to June) -  Concerts (April to June)

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Newsletter January / February 2017

Review 2016 (Anxiety & Bliss) - Special Offers (Bargains & Treasures) -  Textbook for Dilruba, Esraj & Tau (Practical & Sound) - Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (Visionary & Rebel) - The Mumbai Project (Complex & Multi-faceted) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (5 – Discipline & Determination) - Workshops (February to April) -  Concerts (February to April)

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Newsletter November / December 2016

Christmas Sale (CDs & DVDs with 50% Discount) - Shipping Cost (Massive Price Reduction in Europe) - Veena Sahasrabuddhe (Authentic Voice of Gwalior) - Fresh Breeze in Ancient Tradition (3/4 - Dhrupad Cello) - Let's Get Loud (Sound Pickup for Indian String Instruments - 2/2) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (4 - Shelter in Pure Being) - Workshops (December to February) - Concerts (December to January)

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Newsletter September / October 2016

New Harmonium Brand (Tirupati) - Fresh Breeze in Ancient Tradition (2/4 - The Perfect Rudra-Veena) -  Let's Get Loud (1/2 - Sound Pickup for Indian String Instruments) - German Record Critics' Award (Assi Ghat by Trio Benares) - How to Make (Indian) Music? (3 - The Removal of Gravity) - Workshops (October to December) -  Concerts (October / November)

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Newsletter July / August 2016

Holiday Time (Restricted Service in July & August)  - Yogis In Love (Music by Govinda Schlegel)  - Frish Breeze in Ancient Tradition (1/4 - Silver Flute & Saxophone)  - Musical Wonders of India (Instrument Exhibition Online)  - How to Make (Indian) Music? (2 - Life is Analogue)  - Workshops (July to October)  - Concerts (July to September)

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Newsletter May / June 2016

New Special Offers (Unique Opportunities)  - Distinction (Songlines Award for Debashish Bhattacharya)  - The Esraj Handbook (An Evolving Knowledge Base)  - Qawwali in Delhi (700 Years of Music Tradition)  - Yoga of Sound (3/4 - Kirtan & Mandra Sadhana with Harmonium & Tanpura)  - Kirtan (10 - Flower Power & Punk: George Harrison & Nina Hagen)  - How to Make (Indian) Music? (1 - The Spirit of the Raga)  -  Workshops (June to August)  - Concerts - (June & July)

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Newsletter March / April 2016

P. & Brothers Maestro (Top Harmonium with Triple Reeds)  - Tunable Kanjira & Wooden Ghatam (Innovative Percussion)  - Tabla Hook (Helpful Tool for Strap Adjustment)  - Sitar-Fusion (CDs by Klaus Falschlunger, Prem Joshua & Pulsar Trio)  - Kirtan (9 - Kirtan Rock Stars Kula Shaker)  -- Yoga of Sound (2/4 - Nada Trataka with Tanpura)  - Workshops (April to June)  - Concerts (April / May)

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Newsletter January / February 2016

Email Problems (New Address)  - Review 2015 (Joy & Fragility)  - Harmonium, Khol & Chanting(New Music Books)  - Nada Yoga(1/4 - Nada & OM)  - Maihar in Germanistan (6/6 -Kamalesh Maitra)  -- Obituaries (Shankar Ghosh, Mrinalini Sarabhai & Sabri Khan)  - Jai's Blog (2/2 - Cookies and Tea in Vrindavan: A Slight Shift in Perception)  - Workshops (February to April)  - Concerts (February / March)

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Newsletter November / December 2015

Christmas Sale (50% discount on CDs & DVDs)  - Bargains (Harmoniums, Tablas, etc.)  - Kirtan (8 - Bhagavan Das: The American Yogi)  - To India and Back Again (5/5 - The Harmonium Story)  - Maihar in Germanistan (5/6 - Kushal Das, Partha Bose, Daniel Bradley, Shalil Shankar)  - Jai's Blog (1/2 - Cookies and Tea in Vrindavan: A Slight Shift in Perception)  - Workshops (December to April)  - Concerts (December to January)

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Newsletter September / October 2015

Brand Names (Idea and Reality)  - Kirtan (7 - The World of Qawwali) - Maihar in Germanistan (4/6 - Partha Chatterjee) - To India and Back Again: The Harmonium Story (4/5 - Doom in the West) - Jai's Blog (Ali Akbar Khan's Divine Music) - Workshops (October to December) - Concerts (October and November)

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Newsletter July / August 2015

Holiday Time (Restricted Service in August)  - Sounds for Inner Peace (Dhrupad Workshop with the Gundechas) - To India and Back Again: The Harmonium Story (3/5 - Ban) - Maihar in Germanistan (3/5 - University of the Arts Rotterdam) - India at the Thames and the Spree (Festivals in London and Berlin) - Jai's Blog (The Power of Song) - Workshops (August to October) - Concerts (August and September)

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Newsletter May / June 2015

Harmonium (Paloma Kirtan 23 B)  - Shrutibox(Foot Pedal for Bellows) - Teaching Material (Indian Rhythms for Drumset) - Maihar in Germanistan (2/5 - Ali Akbar College of Music) - To India and Back Again: The Harmonium Story (2/5 - Transformation) - Jai's Blog (Why We Sing Kirtan) - Workshops (June to August) - Concerts (June and July)

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Newsletter March / April 2015

Harmonium (Sound Samples)  - Sitar (eTraining Book with CD) - Maihar in Germanistan (1 - Allauddin Khan) - To India and Back Again: The Harmonium Story (1/5 - Discovery) - Jai's Blog (Bhakti in India and the West) - Workshops (April to June) - Concerts (April and May)

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Newsletter January / February 2015

Review 2014 (Good Times, Bad Times)  - Radel Milan (eTabla & eTanpura in One) - StringGym (Finger Training for Sitar) - Zarin Daruwala Sharma (Master in the Background) - Kirtan (6 - Bauls, The Mystic Madmen) - Yoga & Music at the Feet of the Himalayas (3/3 - Harmonium Purchase) - Workshops (February to April) - Concerts (February & March)

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Newsletter November / December 2014

Pure Functionality (Harmonium Paloma Basic) - Christmas Special (2 CDs for the Price of 1) - He Made the Tabla Sing (Faiyaz Khan) - Music With a Claim (YogiTownRecords' CD Début) - Grammy Nominations (Kirtan Albums Compete) - Boost for Indian Traditions (Yoga Minister) - Workshops (December to February) - Concerts (December & January)

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Newsletter September / October 2014

Special Offers (Sitars, Tanpuras, etc.) - Sound Samples (Sitars) - Extended Playing Techniques (Shrutiboxes) - The Divine Gift (Mandolin Srinivas) - Yoga & Music at the Feet of the Himalayas (2/3, Training in Rudraprayag) - Sitar Fusion from Germanistan (6/6, Indigo Masala) - Workshops (October to December) - Concerts (October & November)

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Newsletter July / August 2014

Khol on the Road (Bags & Cases) - World Music (Pulsar Trio wins Creole) - Yoga & Music at the Feet of the Himalayas (1/3 - Bansuri in Rishikesh) - Sitar Fusion from Germanistan (5/6 - Klaus Falschlunger) - Restricted Service (August) - Concerts (August / September) - Workshops (August to October)

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Newsletter May / June 2014

Tumbi (Single String Instrument from Punjab) - Wooden Kartals (Castanets from Rajasthan) - Sitar Holder SitarFlex (Playing Aid & Storage Device) - Hariprasad Chaurasia (Honorary Award of German Record Critics) - Kirtan (5 - Karatalas: The Ancient Bells) - Sitar Fusion from Germanistan (4/6 - Prem Joshua) - Workshops (June to August) - Concerts (June & July)

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Newsletter March / April 2014

Miraj Tanpura Ahmadsaheb (Perfect Harmony) – Paloma 23 B Coupler (The Kirtan Harmonium) – Sarodiyo Bin (DVD on Rare Instruments) – USA (Farewells and New Flowers) – Raghunath Seth (Creative Spirit in New Worlds) – Sitar Fusion from Germanistan (3/6 - Al Gromer Khan) – Workshops (April to June) – Concerts (April and May)

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Newsletter January / February 2014

India Instruments (Thank You for 20 Years) – Price Reduction (Bags & Cases) – Farewell to Great Masters (Lakshmi Shankar & Purushottam Walawalkar) –Kirtan (4 - Khol: From Calcutta to New York) – Sitar Fusion from Germanistan (2/6 - Tri Atma , Orexis & the 70s) – Workshops (February to April) – Concerts (February and March)

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Newsletter November / December 2013

Relaunch (New English Website)  –  Jubilee (20 Years India Instruments)  –  Remember Shakti (Passion and Love)  –  Sitar-Fusion from Germanistan (1/6 - Pulsar Trio)  –  Kirtan (3 - Dave Stringer & Karnamrita in Berlin)  –  Festival in Belgium (Europalia India)  –  Workshops (December to February)  –  Concerts (December to January)

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Newsletter September / Oktober 2013

Shrutibox (Paloma Large)  –  Indian Dance (Beyond Exoticism)  –  Kirtan (2 - Krishna Das, Yoga's Rockstar)  –  The Young Maestros (8/8 - Purbayan Chatterjee)  –  Workshops (October to December)  –  Concert Calendar (October to November)

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Newsletter July / August 2013

Kirtan Accompaniment on Harmonium (Introductory DVD) – Harmonium Learning Online (Bhakti Breakfast Club) – CDs - Sellout – Hariprasad Chaurasia (The Sweetest Side of Indian Music) – Cultural Exchange in Transition (Sasha Waltz & Kiran Nagarkar) – Kirtan (1 - A New Revolution) – The Young Maestros (8/9 - Debanjan Bhattacharjee) – Workshops (August to October) – Concerts (August to September)

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Newsletter May / June 2013

Vocal Devotional (Krishna Das Songbook) - Raga Studies with CDs (Gyan Educational Series) - The Young Maestros (7/8 - Satyajit Talwalkar) - The Beauty with the Sitar (Anoushka Shankar) - New in Our Team (2/2 - Jens Petersen) - Restricted Service (July) - Indian Classical Music (7/7 - Tradition & Renewal) - Workshops (June to September) - Concerts (June to July)

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Newsletter March / April 2013

Learn to Play Harmonium (Media Set by Daniel Tucker) - Visionary of Indian Music (2/2 - Ravi Shankar) - The Young Maestros (6/8 - Murad Ali) - New in Our Team (1/2 - Atul Krishna) - Indian Music for the Netherlands (John Eijlers) - Sharing Diversity (Tollygunge Mehfil) - Workshop Calendar (April / July) - Concert Calendar (April / May)

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Newsletter January / February 2013

Visionary of Indian Music (1/2 - Ravi Shankar) - Harmonium Paloma Companion (Harmoniums for Beginners & Professionals) - Monoj Kumar Sardar - Review 2012 (India Instruments) - The Young Maestros (5/8) - Closing Down (Tropentheater Amsterdam) - 75th Birthday (Shivkumar Sharma) -  Workshops (Sitar, Harmonium and Vocal) - Indian Music Online (Live every Wednesday) - Concert Calendar (February / March)

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Newsletter November / December 2012

Price Reduction (Harmonium Paloma Companion) - Christmas Special (Indigo Masala & Ragas) -  Concert Life in Calcutta (5/5) - Fusion at the Roxy - The Young Maestros (5/8 - Omkar Dadarkar) - Khyal Pioneer in Europe (Mohammad Sayeed Khan) - My India Live (Video Blog) - Concert Calendar (December / January) - Indian Classical Music (6/7 - Instruments: Magic of Sound)

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Newsletter September / October 2012

New Harmonium (DMS Kirtan 32 D) - Concert Life in Calcutta (4/5 - KMDA Garfa Music Festival) - The Young Masters (4/8) - Concert Calendar (October / November) - Workshops (Instrumental, Vocal & Nada-Yoga) - Indian Classical Music (5/7 - Performers: Masters of Raga)

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Newsletter July / August 2012

New Shrutiboxes (Medium & Triple) - Tanpura Cases (Price Reduction) - Navras Records (20th Anniversary) - New CDs (Nikhil Banerjee, Gangubai Hangal and Others) - Mehdi Hassan (King of Ghazal) - Concert Life in Calcutta (3/5 - Sangeet Research Academy) - The Young Masters (3/8 - Manjusha Kulkarni Patil) - Concert Calendar (August / September) - Indian Classical Music (4/7 - Dhrupad, Khyal, Thumri and Instrumental Style)

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Newsletter May / June 2012

Hindustani Gata-s Compilation (Book with Instrumental Compositions) - Raga CD by Yogendra (New Edition) - The Young Masters (2/8 - Kaushiki Desikan, Vocalist) - Concert Life in Calcutta (2/5 - Bhawanipur Sangeet Sammilani) - Reduced Service (June / July) - Concert Calendar - Indian Classical Music (3/7 - North and South)

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Newsletter March / April 2012

Reduced Prices for Electronic Instruments - Increased Prices for Paloma Harmoniums - Farewell to Two Sitar Virtuosos - The Young Maestros (1/8 - New Generation) - Concert Life in Calcutta (1/5 - Mehfil) - Concert Calendar - Indian Classical Music (2/7 - Raga & Tala)

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Newsletter January / February 2012

Harmonium Paloma Companion - New Bags for Sitars & Bansuris - New RiyazStudio Software (Updates) - Special Offers (Tabla Machines, Cases, Sitars, etc.) - India Instruments (Review 2011) - The voice of the sarangi (Obituary Sultan Khan) - Sound Trance (Man-Music-Awareness) - Concert Calendar (February / March) - Indian Classical Music (1 - Colouring the Mind)

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Newsletter November / Decemder 2011

Textbook with CDs (Improvisation with Hariprasad Chaurasia) – tha-ki-ta-tha (Tabla Documentary) - Christmas (Special Offers) - Jagjit Singh (King of Ghazal-Pop - Obituary) - Distributors (3 - Merlyn) - Mail from Delhi (2 - Qawwali Culture Shock) - Concerts

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Newsletter September 2011

Ravi Shankar Documentary "Raga" on DVD – Rabindranath Tagore Prize for Günther Paust - Qualification: Kathak, Ali Akbar College & Online Course - Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar (A Legacy) - Shamsuddin Faridi Desai (Troubadour of Allah) - Further Short Obituaries - New Format for Newsletters - Concert Dates

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Newsletter August 2011

Ustad Asad Ali Khan (A Life for the Rudra Veena) – The Harmonium in North Indian Music (Review) – Mail From Delhi (1 - Flirting With Bureaucracy) - Concert Calendar (New Editor Needed) – Distributors (2 - Steinklang) - New Audio Samples (Kanjira & eTanpuras) - Internal (Yogendra is Back)

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Newsletter June 2011

New Indigo Masala CD (Legends of Panipur) – Indian Music & Culture Festivals (Review and Prospect) – Rabindranath Tagore (Ambassador and Creative Genius) – Music Therapy with Ragas (3 - Yaman, Fire of Longing) – Distribution Partners (1 - Yoga Vidya) - Easy Scale (Scale App) - Reduced Service (7.7. to 26.7.)

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Newsletter March 2011

Yaman-Kalyan by Nikhil Banerjee  - Khyal, Qawwali and Fusion from Navras – Colouring the Mind (Raga CD by Yogendra) – Intensive Workshops and E-Learning – Music Therapy with Ragas (2- Malkauns)

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Newsletter February 2011

The Quintessential Voice (Obituary to Bhimsen Joshi) – Premium Bansuris Available Again – Music Therapy with Ragas (1 - Bhoopali) – Intensive Workshop Sitar - Crystal Award for A. R. Rahman

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Newsletter January 2011

India Instruments (Review 2010) – Reduced Service from 22.1. to 13.2. – New Bonus Programmes – Raga-Spirit in the Digital Age – 25 Years of Ali Akbar College of Music Switzerland - Global Indian Music Awards

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Newsletter December 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas – New Showroom in Berlin – 25th Anniversary of the Ali Akbar College of Music Basel – Tragic Death of Indrayudh Bose – Total Immersion (Indiasphere Festival in Graz) - Documentary on Nada Yoga - Funny Indian Music

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Newsletter October 2010

New Website – Workshops & Courses in Autumn – Award for Radel Electronics

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Newsletter September 2010

RiyazStudio (tabla & tanpura software)  – Easy Harmonium (book & CD) – North Indian dotara (chant instrument)

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Newsletter August 2010

Tabla Backpack – DVD-Set for Khol, Manjiras & Harmonium – Music Book for Kirtan Singing – Bolscript (Software for Tabla Compositions)

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Newsletter June 2010

Book & CD (Nada Yoga) – CD Bhairavi (beauty of nature) – Summer Vacation at India Instruments – 75th Birthday of Debu Chaudhuri – Tabla-Sangat with Ashis Paul

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Newsletter May 2010

Special Offer Mini Harmoniums – Unique Items for Sale - Network of Sound Workers – Restrictions Paralyse Cultural Exchange

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Newsletter April 2010

Tabla Promotion Days in May – Music Books from India – Ravi Shankar (Cosmopolitan with the Lute) – Calcutta 2010 (Travel Notes) – Festivals with Indian Sounds

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Newsletter March 2010

New CDs & DVD from Navras – New Skins for String Instruments – Online Course on South Indian Music – Ravi Shankar on TV

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Newsletter February 2010

Sangeet Natak (Awards and Fellowships) – 80th Birthday of Pandit Jasraj

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Newsletter January 2010

Review 2009 – Tabla Straps Available Again – Sarod Maker Hemen Sen Passed Away – Write-up Amjad Ali Khan – Circus-Show India

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Newsletter December 2009

New Tunings for Shrutiboxes – Double-DVD Yoga Unveiled – Suggestions for Christmas - Obituary Gangubai Hangal – How to Replace Tabla Head

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Newsletter October 2009

DVD Raga Unveiled – Spare Adhesive for AKG Microphone – Tagore Award for Peter Pannke – Radio Night of Indian Music – Workshops in November

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Newsletter September 2009

Kathak-Footbells in Professional Quality –15 % Discount on Sitars & Sarods –Obituary to Ali Akbar Khan – Successful Hommage to Vilayat Khan (by Ingo Anhenn) – Newsletter Archive – Harmonium Master Appa Jalgaonkar Passed Away

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Newsletter July 2009

Available Again: "My Music, My Life" by Ravi Shankar –Bargains and Rarities at our Marketplace –15 % Discount on Tanpuras and Harmoniums –New Online Course on South Indian Music – Invitation to Jubilee Celebration on July 25th – Vacation in Berlin August 15th - 30th – Charlie Mariano Passed Away

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Newsletter June 2009

Ali Akbar Khan Passes Away – Bamboo Tanpuras from Our Own Production – Unique Bowed Instruments – New Date for Jubilee Celebration: July 27th – 15 % Discount on Tablas and Tanpuras – Label Chhanda Dhara Discontinued – Axel Elbin Turns 60

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Newsletter May 2009

Unique Masterpieces for Sale – New Electronic Tanpura Swarangini – Jubilee Celebration on July 18th – 15% Discount on Bowed Instruments and Tablas – Workshop with Kushal Das and Others

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Newsletter April 2009

15 % Discount on all wind and string instruments – Flute repair service – Fifth Yoga Vidya Music Festival – Highest state honors for Bhimsen Joshi

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Newsletter March 2009

15th Anniversary of India Instruments – Concert Highlights – Hindu-Temple Inauguration in Hannover – Academy Awards for A.R.Rahman – Double-Bass with Sympathetic Strings

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Newsletter February 2009

Konnakol (DVD Professional Set) – Tabla-Flightcase 3 in 1 – Tuning-aid Narka – Study Indian Music in London – Waldschmidt-Price for Heike Moser – Interview with Amelia Cuni – India and the World - Conference-Report

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