Yesterday was a big day for me: at the occasion of the German association Blue Bank's birthday, for which Vijay does some work, I was asked to play a small concert for the neighborhood's children. And so I played for the first time with my students: Akhilesh (19) who has been learning violin for 2 years, and Arjun (13) for just over 6 months. We played 4 bhajans, and Akhilesh's small brother Ajay (11) accompanied us on tabla. It also happened to be World Music Day, which made it even more special!
The concert took place in front of the Brahma temple (just by our house!) in Khajuraho, and although it was mostly an audience of children, I was a little bit nervous because I had to direct my pupils and cover them for their mistakes for the first time! But they were very good and the whole thing made me really proud of them! ^_^
The local TV was there too (!!) and so we were interviewed after the concert. We were broadcast on TV yesterday but I didn't see it. We will be in the newspaper tomorrow though!!!
A note on my three blogs
A note on my blogs
(1) vio; in love with india - this one is the main blog about my Indian adventures, which started in 2005. I don't write much on this blog these days because I prefer to write privately in the confidential blog. But check out the categories and the index to figure out your way. I have kept some older posts not about India but which I still find interesting or relevant in Old words. Also check out my new, fun category Only in India in which I post photos of funny, unique, Indian situations...
(2) vio; sounds of india - this is my blog of sounds, because India wouldn't be as incredible if it was not so vibrant and just so full of incredible sounds!
(3) vio; confidential - this an extension of my main blog in which I post entries I do not want to reveal to the entire webspace for privacy or sensitivity reasons. You must receive an invitation from me and then accept the invitation to be able to read it. You may email me if you are interested in receiving an invitation.