Radio Netherlands and All India Radio join forces at Amsterdam India Festival


During the Amsterdam India Festival -from 12 november to 30 november 2008- Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) and All India Radio (AIR) work together for the first time in their english language reports. It’s the beginning of a partnership that will enable Continue reading

Gharana, 31 October 2008: fabulous raga music in Amsterdam India Festival-preview

From 12 to 30 november 2008 the Concertgebouw and a number of other cultural venues in Amsterdam organise a spectacular festival devoted to India, The Amsterdam India Festival.


On Friday 31 october 2008 my radio programme Gharana on Indian classical music previews the festival’s musical programme by having a look at the scheduled ragaconcerts with dutch musicologist Joep Bor, an internationally acclaimed researcher in the field of raga music. I interview him Continue reading

Hidden gem Lenneke van Staalen performs in Van Gogh Museum (24 oct.), Noorderkerk (15 nov.) and Concertgebouw (23 nov.)

Lenneke van Staalen in a performance on Dutch national televison, May 2008
Lenneke van Staalen

As part of the upcoming Amsterdam India Festival in november, the Van Gogh Museum features an exhibition of Indian miniatures, from 17 October 2008 to 4 January 2009. Therefore some of the regular friday night concerts in the Van Gogh Museum are focusing on Indian Classical Music. The concert on friday 24 October features dutch musician Lenneke van Staalen, a well hidden gem on Continue reading