Rags of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib

A project of Nad Music Institute
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Celebrating 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib, 9th Guru of the Sikhs, Nãd Music Institute (NMI) has released the Sabad Kirtan album – Rags of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib. The Sabad Album is freely available on Nãd Music Institute website as well as online platforms Gurbani Media Center, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, JioSavn, Pandora, Deezer.

The Sabad Album release event video recording - (https://tinyurl.com/GTBSWebinar).

The Sabad Album is freely available on following platforms:

Nãd Music Institute website (https://www.Nadmusic.org/rāgs-of-guru-teg-bahadar-sahib)

Gurbani Media Center (https://tinyurl.com/GTBSGMC)

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Majority of Sikhs know Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib for his sacrifice and as a 'champion of human rights'. Through this project, we want to highlight a shade of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib’s life, unknown to many in Sikh world and beyond, which is his love for music. Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib was a great musicologist, expert Pakhawaj (Mridang) player and recited Bani in 17 Rags. 

To introduce Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib’s love to many and celebrate his 400th birth centenary, Nad Music Institute will record & share Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib's 17 Sabads in 17 Rags from Guru Granth Sahib. On this project we will collaborate with expert musicians around the world who will create new compositions in all 17 Rags based on traditional string instruments and Pakhawaj tals. This is the first ever effort to record Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib’s Bani in all Rags on Pakhawaj tals. The recordings will be shared publicly and free of cost to worldwide sangat. 

We believe that this is an important project because it brings forth the rich heritage of Kirtan as it was practiced, with traditional instruments (Saranda, Taus, Pakhawaj etc.) during Guru Sahib's period.

 

How can donors help? 

Donor’s help is required to produce original and high-quality content; Kirtan’s recital along with the traditional instruments (Saranda, Taus, Pakhawaj etc.).

To create the world class content, we would collaborate with expert Kirtaniyas (Ustad Surjeet Singh (UK), Prof. Harbhajan Singh Dhariwal (Punjab) etc.) who would spend numerous hours in composing, reviewing and recording the Sabads.  

 

How the donations will be used? 

Your donation will be used to honor the Kirtaniyas, pay the recording studios, cover expenses for travel and sharing the recordings with worldwide sangat. 

Please visit www.NadMusic.org for details of this project.

Please donate generously. Nad Music Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax exempt.

  • 05/20/2021

    Release of Sabad Kirtan Album

    Update: May 20, 2021

    Release of Sabad Kirtan Album – Rãgs of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib 

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    Celebrating 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib, 9th Guru of the Sikhs, Nãd Music Institute (NMI) has released the Sabad Kirtan album – Rags of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib. The Sabad Album is freely available on Nãd Music Institute website as well as online platforms Gurbani Media Center, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music,  JioSavn, Pandora, Deezer. 

    The webinar launch event held on May 1, 2021 was attended by viewers from five different countries. The release event video recording is available on YouTube. Listening to snippets from the album, during the event, Manpreet Kaur from California commented, “Each Sabad composition and its singers are truly unique. We are so glad to be part of this group to have access to this musical Sabad Kirtan journey. This feeling is too good for words”.

    The album contains 17 Sabads of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib sung in 17 Rags based on centuries old tradition of Sikh Kirtan. These Sabads (hymns) were recorded based on the age-old tradition of doing Sikh Kirtan, wherein the artists have sung Sabads from Guru Granth sahib with accompaniment of centuries old percussion instrument - Pakhawaj - and string instruments - Taus, Sarangi, Rabãb, Dilruba and Tanpura. 

    Out of 17 Sabads, 9 are sung by female vocalists and 8 are sung by male vocalists. Among the female Kirtanis, Avtar Kaur, Jasnoor Kaur and Gurdev Kaur performed the Kirtan. Professor Harbhajan Singh, Dr. Manjit Singh and Prabhmeet Singh did Kirtan among the male Kirtanis. NMI team is proud of the fact that more than 50% Sabads are sung by female Kirtanis. The team hopes that representation of young females in this project will inspire the younger generation to actively participate in the preservation of centuries old traditions.  

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    The NMI team worked with accomplished musicians across the globe to complete this project. Specifically, Ustad Surjeet Singh, the world-renowned Sarangi player, and Professor Harbhajan Singh, Pakhawaji-Lahore Baaj (Punjab Gharana) made huge contributions to this project.  

    Among the instrumentalists, Professor Harbhajan Singh and Jatinderpal Singh played Pakhawaj, Ustad Surjeet Singh played Sarangi, Amandeep Singh accompanied on Taus and Dilruba and Jaita Singh played Rabãb.  

    The sangat has generously donated for this cause and helped the NMI team to bring this project to life. We would like to make a BIG THANK YOU to  Dasvandh Network for providing a strong support. We would also like to acknowledge the generous financial support of several individuals, which acted as fuel in realizing this project.   

    Experience the Sabad Kirtan album and related information here:

    The Sabad Album release event video recording  - (https://tinyurl.com/GTBSWebinar).   

    The Sabad Album is freely available on following platforms:

    Nãd Music Institute website (https://www.Nadmusic.org/rāgs-of-guru-teg-bahadar-sahib) 

    Gurbani Media Center (https://tinyurl.com/GTBSGMC), SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music,  JioSavn, Pandora, Deezer. 

     

  • 04/12/2021

    Webinar - Rags of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib

     

    Launch of Sabad Album - Rags of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib

    Saturday, May 1st at 11am PT (2pm ET) (US time zone)

    Register for Webinar @  https://tinyurl.com/GTBS400 


    Nad Music Institute proudly presents the Rags of Guru Teg Bahadar to celebrate 400th Prakash Divas of the Ninth Sikh Guru. 


    Please join us to listen and experience Guru Sahib’s Sabads and compositions on Saturday, May 1st at 11am PT (2pm ET).  


    Listen & experience new Sabad compositions of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib based on centuries old tradition of Kirtan. Enjoy an informational session with the team behind the project.

  • 03/30/2021

    New Sabads Release Date - May 1, 2021

    Update: March 30, 2021

    In March 4, 2021 update we mentioned the releasing of Sabads on April 1, 2021. Please note that Sabads release date has been moved to May 1, 2021 (Saturday) to coincide with 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib. We are planning to have a launch webinar on May 1 to provide a glimpse of Sabads and informational session with the team behind the project.

    Stay tuned for more info in upcoming weeks.

  • 03/04/2021

    Studio Recordings Completed

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh. 
     
    In February we completed a major milestone and finished the studio recordings in India and USA. A team of 11 members diligently worked together to record the vocal and instrumental tracks. Currently these recordings are under review and editing. We are planning to release the recordings on April 1, the day of 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib. 
    We are able to get to this stage with your support and benevolence. Please consider supporting this project as we are still far from our goal; raised $18K against $36K goal. 
     
    Thank you for your consideration. Ustad Surjeet Singh playing Sarangi

    Ustad Surjeet Singh playing Sarangi 

     

    Prof. Harbhajan Singh Dhariwal playing Pakhawaj

    Prof. Harbhajan Singh Dhariwal playing Pakhawaj 

     

    Jasnoor Kaur recording a sabad

    Jasnoor Kaur recording a sabad 

     

    Prabhmeet Singh recording a sabad

    Prabhmeet Singh recording a sabad 

     

    Manjit Singh recording a sabad

    Manjit Singh recording a sabad 

  • 02/06/2021

    We are making progress!

    Project Status on Feb 6, 2021

    To commemorate 400th Prakash Purab of 9th Master, Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib, we committed to compose Guru Sahib’s Gurbani in 17 Rags in centuries old tradition of Sabad Kirtan using instruments Saranda, Taus, Rabab and Pakhawaj.

    With Guru Sahib benevolence, we are in the final stages of reviewing the Sabad compositions by a  team of four experts. They are diligently working on each Sabad composition from all perspectives of Rag and Taal. To finalize the recordings, we have contracted a studio in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Our plan is to finish recordings by end of this month and have 17 Sabads in 17 Rags ready by the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib on April 1, 2021.

    The progress thus far would not have been possible without you tremendous support and encouragement. We have reached halfway of our milestone; raised $18K against $36K goal. 
    Please consider donating generously for the successful completion of this project on the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib.

    Thank you for your consideration!

  • 12/18/2020

    Year-End Campaign

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa,

    Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

    Thank you for your continuing support. We have started making the compositions in original Rags. As we are striving towards the completion, your support is still needed to achieve our financial target.

    Nad Music Institute is doing year-end fundraising for the project “Rags of Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib”. A generous donor has agreed to match donations for this year-end campaign. Donation up to $500 per donor will be matched dollar to dollar by this generous grant. With your support we will be able create a historical album of Guru Teg Bahadar Sabads in original Rags and using traditional instruments.

    Use match code "NAD2020" during the check out on Dasvandh Network at https://dvnetwork.org/projects/rags-of-guru-teg-bahadar-sahib


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    #GurbaniKirtan

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Name Donation Date
Avtar Singh $200.00 March 2021
T. S. $400.00 February 2021
Administrator Dasvandh Network $345.00 February 2021
Anonymous $50.00 January 2021
Guramrit Singh $50.00 December 2020
Anonymous $140.00 December 2020
Anonymous $300.00 December 2020
Karam Singh $100.00 December 2020
Anonymous $200.00 December 2020
Anonymous $500.00 December 2020
Anonymous $500.00 December 2020
Anonymous $25.00 December 2020
R. D. $25.00 December 2020
Anonymous $500.00 December 2020
A. S. $750.00 December 2020
Anonymous $500.00 December 2020
Baljit Brar $500.00 December 2020
Anonymous $500.00 December 2020
Jagwinder Brar $500.00 December 2020
Administrator Dasvandh Network $300.00 December 2020
Anonymous $100.00 December 2020
Anonymous $100.00 December 2020
Anonymous $10.00 December 2020
Anonymous $10.00 December 2020
Administrator Dasvandh Network $200.00 December 2020
Anonymous $50.00 November 2020
HARJINDER SINGH DODD $50.00 November 2020
Jasmit Singh $500.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
AMANDEEP CHEEMA $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
JAGWINDER SANDHU $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
M S $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Mohan Singh SAWHNEY $100.00 November 2020
Varinder Kaur $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Jasdeep Singh $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Baljit Brar $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Jagwinder Brar $250.00 November 2020
Harpreet S $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Karandeep Anand $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
arinder chadha $250.00 November 2020
manpreet chadha $250.00 November 2020
arinder chadha $250.00 November 2020
manpreet chadha $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Harshwinder Singh $500.00 November 2020
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Amit Kohli $500.00 November 2020
Anonymous $200.00 November 2020
Bikrampal Pannu $200.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
P. D. $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $500.00 November 2020
Harmeet Singh $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $40.00 October 2020

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