Welcome to Ragatip
Ragatip is a collective of creatives who seek to use music to promote positivity.
We believe music has a unique power to touch the soul and to help newcomers and connoisseurs to explore and better understand some of India’s oldest traditions.
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- Drupti Vaja: COVID nursing & musical healing“I’d listen to spiritual songs on the way to work…[but] really thought I’d never sing again, because of the things we were facing…but as soon as I heard the word ‘studio’, my heart skipped a beat…” Drupti Vaja, our talented Spiritual Bridges debut single vocalist, discusses her full-time work as an NHS nurse in Birmingham.Continue reading “Drupti Vaja: COVID nursing & musical healing”
- Music and wellness: insights through timeWe all know that music can make us feel better in ourselves. But the concept of ‘wellness’ relates to something much broader and more fundamental – not just our immediate emotional and sensory states, but also the deeper foundations of our physical and mental health. What have different cultures had to say about the healingContinue reading “Music and wellness: insights through time”
- What is ‘unity in music’? Insights from the masters“Consider the flowers of a garden: though they differ in kind, colour, form, and shape, all are refreshed by the waters of one spring, revived by the breath of one wind, invigorated by the rays of one sun. Their diversity increases their charm, and adds to their beauty.” Ragatip is founded on a belief inContinue reading “What is ‘unity in music’? Insights from the masters”
- Early explorers: the first Indian travellers to Britain (1600-1900)Today, nearly two million Indians live in the United Kingdom – around 1 in 40 of the nation’s total population. While the vast majority arrived in multiple waves of post-WW2 migrations, Subcontinental travellers had been reaching and settling in Britain for at least 350 years before this. Here, we take you on a brief tourContinue reading “Early explorers: the first Indian travellers to Britain (1600-1900)”
- What is Khayal vocal music? What happens at a Khayal concert?Khayal translates from old Persian as ‘imagination’. A khayal concert is about finding freedom through the voice, showcasing dramatic, elastic improvisations that push at the outer edges of what you previously thought was possible. North India’s classical singers have an unparallelled command of high-register acrobatics, with an approach influenced by Vedic temple chanting, Islamic devotionalContinue reading “What is Khayal vocal music? What happens at a Khayal concert?”