The term “PANCHNAAD” is taken from ancient Indian Scriptures. The Scriptures recognize five separate musical sounds which, when played together, loose their individual musical identity and assume a new collective musical form. Ancient texts refer to this as “Vadyavrinda” - a music ensemble. Unlike Western music, Indian traditional music combines vocal, instrumental and dance to make a music ensemble.
PANCHNAAD consists of professional musicians from traditional families of musicians who have been keeping this musical tradition alive by passing it on through many generations. When they perform, the audience feels the power of this ancient tradition as they're showered with musical notes and rhythms spanning several thousand years.
In spite of its recent establishment in 1982, PANCHNAAD, has grown in popularity through numerous programs in
PANCHNAAD provides a platform for new talent by giving young and gifted artists an opportunity to play alongside professional and experienced musicians. In this way, new talent can benefit from the experience and guidance of these professionals, who increase their sense of self-confidence and prepare them for their own careers.
Today, PANCHNAAD is not only renowned for its musical performances and developing new musical talent, but has also involved itself in non musical fields such as: CHILD RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, and EDUCATION. By collaborating with many National and International groups they hope to increase awareness and bring about important changes in the human condition. In
At present Panchnaad is working in collaboration with the Holiwater Project,