Hidden Histories

Primers, snapshots, and oddball tales from around the wide, colourful world of South Asian music – classical, dance, folk, fusion, & more

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 time

We 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”


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