HUM celebrates the Grammy win of Sandeep Das with The Silk Road Ensemble! The album “Sing Me Home” won the Best World Music Album at the 59th Grammy Awards on 12th February 2017. Roll of Honour | The Indian Expresshttp://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/roll-of-honour-13-4523339/It is sinking in now. But one has to understand that an award is not the judgement […]
Silk Road and its members including Sandeep Das were recently interviewed by Voice of America. Read to find out more.
Sandeep Das will also present two unique encounters with the great Turkish musician, Kudsi Erguner, considered to be one of the masters of Mevlevi Sufi music, and one of the world’s best players of the ney. Suhail Yusuf Khan will accompnay the masters on sarangi. The concerts will be held on 26th November at Center […]
HUM is proud to present Indian musical culture and heritage at the Europalia festival. This year the spotlight for Europalia is India. This is HUM’s first tour outside India. We are excited and hope that this intermingling of cultures will build bridges and make new creative possibilities! HUM will present their concert on 28th November […]
Sandeep Das talks about playing with The Silk Road Project and their new album: A Playlist Without Borders.
“When we first met we were talking in languages that we necesserily didn’t understand, but we were trying to build those bridges…”
HUM endeavours to bring a positive change in the society through the power of music. A short video clip that traces our origins, our inspiration to the road ahead.
HUM with the support of German multi national firm Lanxess launched the First National Scholarship for Specially -abled children to learn any form of art. The scholarship is formally called the HUM-LANXESS National Scholarship for the Specially-Abled. It was a long standing dream of HUM…which now stands fulfilled. HUM hopes to add new students every […]
HUM’s Creative Director, Sandeep Das, recently performed with EVIYAN at Kresge Auditorium, MIT. Boston Globe gave glowing reviews for this concert in exploratory music. “The performance also benefited from the presence of two guests, the alert bassist Blake Newman and the tablaist Sandeep Das, whose virtuosic playing injected discreet surges of rhythmic adrenaline.” “…. these […]
Hum supported visually impaired children Shweta and Chetna performing in Delhi and Mumbai. Visually impaired Abhishek is now learning Tabla supported by Hum. Despite heavy odds HUM was able to donate a small sum to the Sarthak trust which is doing amazing work for differently abled people. To know more about Hum’s work, join us […]
HUM, after the overwhelming success of last two years, is back again with its Delhi Concert on 16th November, 2012 at the Kamani Auditorium. We would soon be announcing where and how the invites can be obtained. This year, HUM is introducing 3 international star musicians Josep Vicent, Anxo Pintos and Matt Herskowitz alongwith Cristina […]
A video of Matt Herskowitz, at HUMs’ Noida Concert in April, presenting a Bach inspired piano composition. Watch his fingers fly!
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April 12, 2012 “Dear Sandeep Das President and Fellows of Harvard College (“Harvard” ), acting through Programs in Professional Education (“PPE”) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, hereby presents to you this agreement to provide consulting services to PPE as a contributor in the following PPE program: Arts and Passion-Driven Learning 2012 (APL12).” This […]
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Congratulation to the most amazing man and inspiration of my life Yo-Yo Ma ! I just read this at the web site of the silk road project and couldn’t stop myself from sharing it with you all. On May 8, the 2012 Polar Music Prize recipients were announced: Yo-Yo Ma and Paul Simon. A prestigious […]
Here is the list of International Artists and The Hum Ensemble members for this concert: Matt Herskowitz—Piano ( USA ) * Haruka Fuji———World Percussion ( Japan ) * Wu Tong————Vocal/ Sheng/ Bawu ( China ) HUM Ensemble: Mayank Raina——-Flute* Sohail Yusuf Khan–Sarangi* Bivakar Choudhury-Percussion Anil Chawla———-Keyboard Sandeep Das———Tabla * First time as members of HUM […]
HUM Ensemble will be performing with Wu Tong, our Chinese Singing and Sheng Star with two new International artists Matt Herskowitz, fabulous Jazz pianist from the USA and World Percussion star Haruka Fuji of Japan for Helios group at Noida New Delhi on the 28th of April, 2012 HUM Ensemble also welcomes its newest member […]
I had just finished playing my piece “Tarang” with the Silk Road Ensemble and got back to my green room when I saw Cristin, ( Yo-Yo Ma’s General Manager) looking for me. She said, “ Yo-Yo’s looking for you, he wants you to come meet this friend of his.” I followed her to the back […]
1. Terrorist Attack : Nothing brings out the tremendous reporting and emotive skills of our journalists like a good terrorist attack. One has to just youtube videos of 26/11 and see channels like NDTV, Times Now, CNN-IBN, Aaj Tak fall over each other in dramatizing such tragic events. Mind you, they will die to be […]
When I turn around and think of it…I am amazed that it is already two years since HUM came to life. What started as a thought in Chicago is already taking shape in India. That one seed that I took from the Tree, that the Silk Road Project of Yo-Yo Ma is, is growing […]
Shane Shanahan, is one of the best percussionists that I have met and worked with, in my life. His diversity in playing not only a variety of instruments but technique is inspirational. HUM and India welcomes him with open arms. I am sure you all will enjoy his mastery over various instruments. To know more […]
Dear All, Sorry the contact us form was not working correctly thus we were not getting your names and e mail addresses to reply back. It has been rectified. Please do keep writing to us and we will get back to you positively. Thanks, Sandeep Das
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Enough is enough!!!! We cannot and should not be the cheerleading for the Commonwealth games!!! No, it is no longer all right to sweep it all under the carpet and pretend everything is all right to the visiting guests from all over the world! Look at the state of the city and it’s roads…We have […]
Copy paste this link to view the review ! http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20100813_Sound_of_cultural_conflux.html
Copy paste the link below to read the review for the Tanglewood concert! http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/?page=article&article_id=1847&catID=8
One day as I was practising Tabla, Guruji suddenly asked me to bring his Vespa Scooter out, it was around 3 in the afternoon! As he came out he asked me to start it and drive. I was just wearing a casual shorts and a T-shirt. I asked him, should I change, he nodded “no”! […]
It was my first time playing with the Silk Road Ensemble and members of the New York Philharmonic for our World Premiere Concerts. Year…probably 1998! At the end of one of the shows, Yo-Yo was throwing a dinner for all of us. (One of the Gazillion times that he has fed us poor musicians!) As […]
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5 p.m. My Guruji, Pt. Kishan Maharaj, sends me a message…” Ask Sandeep to wear a nice kurta for the concert tonight!” This is very surprising, I tell myself…I would anyway wear a nice kurta to tonight’s concert…it is a concert of Guruji with Pt. Ravi Shankar, come on. The entire city of Varanasi was […]
It was a loooong trip to Bangalore from Varanasi by train. The year was probably 1988 or 1987. One also had to change a train at Chennai and connect to Bangalore. 2 nights and God only knows how many days later I was finally at the Bangalore station. Literally waiting for my ride to the […]
One of the biggest and most prestigious of concert venues in Europe. On stage…Sound check! Total no. of artists…about 12. Sound check for an all-play piece! Sandeep Das…one of them. Nothing was going correct that sound check and it was soon to be time for the show to start. Every one had something to say […]
Many years back I was traveling through a few cities for concerts with a very good female vocalist and a harmonium player. First concert…the singer and I, had a good time, though disturbed by the loud harmonium playing. At night after dinner, the two of us sat eagerly and played the recording…Oh, My God! Where […]
It was a concert I was playing at the age of 14. My Guruji, Pt. Kishan Maharaj and another famous Indian artist Pt. Mani Lal Nag were scheduled to perform after us. The singing started and I joined in. As I was about to take my first opening solo I was shocked to see Guruji […]
HUM means “WE” in Hindi. The Organisation HUM is not about “You” , or “I”…it is about “US” ! It’s not about the ” ME” generation it is about the “WE” generation! It will try to deal with matters that concern us. The future of our kids, the nations and this planet Earth!!! Why HUM? […]
HUM ensemble thanks you all for the over whelming response to it’s World Premiere concerts in Delhi and Kolkata. We already have some great pics. Check them out. More pics and video from the concerts soon… We are grateful to all of you for the way you received the music and the artists in both the […]