Who we are
The Gurmat Sangeet Academy is registered as a not for profit organisation . We are based in the Midlands (UK). The Gurmat Sangeet Academy was formed in 1998 and is run by volunteers.
We have two goals:
- To promote the practice and performance of kirtan on stringed instruments (tanti saaz) in accordance with the principles of Gurmat Sangeet
- To promote Sikhi through kirtan and katha which is normally done in English
To support these goals, we run regular classes in the Midlands through which we teach:
- Tanti Saaj (Dilraba, Taus, Israj/Tarsehnai, Sarangi)
- Vocals (Vocal theory as well as kirtan)
We emphasise Gurbani based raags. From time to time we run focussed workshops and retreats (such as the annual tabla retreat in Wales).