The Gurmat Sangeet Project
Dedicated to the Preservation & Propagation of Gurmat Sangeet
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Mission Statement

The Gurmat Sangeet Project is a grass-roots level effort dedicated to the preservation and propagation of the ancient musical tradition known as Gurmat Sangeet. The Gurmat Sangeet Project is dedicated to disseminating high quality recordings and teaching materials for free. All content and teaching material is available freely to everyone with no restrictions. The Gurmat Sangeet Project encourages the revival of Gurmat Sangeet by organizing several programs ever year, all over North America, which anyone can attend. These programs usually have a workshop included where free lessons are provided.


(For more information on Gurmat Sangeet, please see : An Intoroduction to Gurmat Sangeet, Gurmat Sangeet Appreciation and The Evolution of Gurmat Sangeet under Articles & Papers)

The Gurmat Sangeet Project is presently focused on the following areas :
  • Creating awareness about Gurmat Sangeet through this website and other media
  • Documenting and disseminating traditional Gurmat Sangeet compositions
  • Creating simple educational materials to help de-mystify the tradition
  • Serving recordings of authentic Gurmat Sangeet compositions over the Internet
  • Teaching children the practice of Gurmat Sangeet on a very limited basis

Future endeavors will include

  • Setting up regional and local chapters for the teaching of Gurmat Sangeet
  • Sponsorships and Scholarships for students of Gurmat Sangeet
  • Web-based Gurmat Sangeet workshops

The Gurmat Sangeet Project's teaching activities are presently confined to the New England Sikh Study Circle at Milford, Massachusetts. The teaching program has been in place for about a year now and is integrated into the Sunday school activites. So far about fifteen children, ages 7 through 15 have learned several Shabads in the Gurmat Sangeet tradition; all the compositions that have been taught are Raga based.

Covered Ragas include Yaman Kalyan, Bilaval, Ahlaiya Bilaval, Bhupali, Bhinn Shadja, Bhairav, Ahir Bhairav, Basant, Bahar, Miyan Ki Malhar, Megh Malhar, Kedara, Tilang, Bihagda, Brindabani Sarang, Asavari, Bhairavi, Basant Hindol, Bhimpalasi, Darbari Kanada, Bihag and Malkauns. In addition, teachers are being trained as well in order to keep the project viable. At present, roughly twentyfive children participate in the classes. A couple of Gurmat Sangeet workshops have been organized for adults as well.