Raag Rageshree with Kaushiki Chakraborty

Deep dive into the world of Raag and Taal with Kaushiki Chakraborty in this intense 3 day workshop. Selection for the course will be based on your experience and level, please share all your details in the application form below.

*This course is a part of the initiative supported by the High Commission of India, Singapore as a part of the 'Azaadi ka Mahotsav' celebrations for India @75.  

Fee : 200 USD

29th - 31st October, 2021

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Kaushiki Chakraborty has been hailed as the brightest young female vocalist of her generation. She has performed at the greatest venues around the world including the Carnegie hall in New York, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Queen Elizabeth hall in London, Theatre de la ville and Cite de la Music in Paris and many others.  Although her prowess as a khayal singer is well known, she is adept at singing other ‘light classical’ genres like Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Chaiti and Bhajans. 

Some of her notable works in films is with music director A. R. Rahman in the film ‘Water’ and has also shared album space with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Smt. Lata Mangeshkar in Jana Gana Mana. Kaushiki has recorded many albums and has received several prestigious awards. Her first venture as a composer will be her next album “Karvaan” which is coming out by the end of this year, which will bring out a very refreshing facet of Kaushiki as a singer and composer

The course format will be:

Session 1

29th October
6:00pm - 7:30pm SGT

  • Deep breathing.
  • Sapaat (ascending, descending and practice of range)
  • Concept of taal and some basic taals with Bol and tail khali.
  • Random note practice (creativity and spontaneous combination of notes)
  • Palta

Session 2

30th October
4:30pm - 6:00pm SGT

  • Recapitulation of Day 1
  • Introduction to Raag and learning of Bandish (song) (slides with song lyrics, meaning and notation in reference to taal will be given)
  • Some practices of the Raga (sangam, taan) for homework.

Session 3

31st October
4:30pm - 6:00pm SGT

  • Recapitulation of Day 2.
  • Checking Bandish and Sangam taan.
  • Arrangement of performance of particular Raga. (Structuring of performance from Alaap, Bandish, Vistaar, Sangam - Taal).

1. What is Creative Mentor?

Creative Mentor is an initiative of a 20 yr old Singapore based company, Teamwork Productions. It is an online education platform which was launched in May 2021, starting with a focus on the Performing Arts and will diversify into other areas going forward. The courses on Creative Mentor provide unprecedented intensive interaction with the mentors, providing an enriching perspective and experience to learn from legends in various fields. Our programs are designed to support and encourage learning, honing of skills and maximization of individual creative potential. It provides the exposure that amps up your skills and creative potential to the next level.

2. How do I register for the course?

Once you are on the course page click on the "Book your Spot Now" button which will lead you to the checkout page.

3. What is the format of the course?

The course will be conducted online. You will have your own user log-in at the Creative Mentor website where you will be able to log in to your session. This is a real time engagement with your mentor, who will also be logged in and addressing you real time.

4. Are these courses fit for beginners?

These courses are targeted at all those people who have an interest in the field of study and a basic background or base which could be educational or practical experience and training.  The mentors are all professionals in their field and the objective is for participants to learn from their experience and enhance their skills.

5. How long is each class?

The duration of the course is eight hours with 2 hour sessions each on 3 days. Please see the course content above for specific dates and timings.

6. What is the number of seats in each course?

This will vary with each courses, Most classes are small numbers to facilitate maximum interaction with the mentors. An average class size would be anywhere from 15- 40 participants.

7.     Would there be assignments given outside the course timings ?

There could be brief assignments given depending on the nature of the course and which we consider are effective for you to be able to showcase your work and receive personalized feedback from the Mentors. We try not to give anything that is too time consuming as we recognize many of the participants are working professionals or students with hectic schedules.

8. On which platform is the course conducted ?

The course is conducted on our own website www.creativementor.co. The interface is provided by zoom in the backend, so it is a familiar experience for our students.

9. Do I get recordings of the classes?

In some programs the participants will get clippings or recording of their own performances if any during the session. The course content is not available for download.

10. What if I miss a class?

Since these are very customized sessions conducted by the Mentors in real time, we are not able to share the content for download or give a make up class. Please ensure that you are able to attend all the sessions before you sign up.

11. What type of app/browser/device do I need to attend the class?

We recommend google chrome, but the course can be accessed on any browser through our website. Please ensure you have a good internet connection, headphones and a well-lit background.

12. Whom can I contact in case of query?

You can reach out to us through [email protected] for any query or you can also DM us on our official Instagram and Facebook profiles.

13. Do I get a Certificate after the course?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of participation after the course completion.

14. What is the payment method available?

Our course prices are in USD and we accept payments in USD and INR through a credit card on our website.

15. What is the refund policy?

If there is any cancellation of the course from our end due to some unforeseen circumstances, we will give you a full refund within 30 days. If for some reason you are unable to attend the course, we can give you a credit code to apply for any upcoming course within one year.