I feel dance is in every one of us as it’s a great blessing which Shri Mataji gives you and it helps you to develop yourself in every way. The beauty of Indian music transforms people and helps finding solutions inside oneself, and, of course, being yogis we understand more deeply the real sense of art inside ourselves.read more
Anandita Basu, a recognized name in Sahaja music, Sufi and qawwali music from Kolkata, India, started to learn Indian Classical music at the age of 4 with her mother and Guru, Professor Anjana Basu.
Anandita has been a dedicated student, learning various art forms from great masters of dance, music and percussion. She holds a degree in sociology and has received the Sangeet Prabhakar and Sangeet Visharad degrees in Music and Tabla, and upon completing her degrees she started working for different international institutions and organizations with the purpose of promoting Indian music and culture all over the world.
Her performances and recordings have been featured in many media and concerts, receiving great recognition for the uniqueness with which the complete peace and joy of self-connection is expressed while she sings.
She has performed in and outside of India many times, touring Canada, EEUU, Suriname, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Aruba, Trinidad & Tobago, México, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, China amongst other countries.
She worked as a professor of Indian music and dance at Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia, and is the founder and director of Foundation Kalakendra of India to promote Indian culture around the world.
Culture Spirit Festival in Italy,
Helsinki Festival in Finland,
Festival de Música Sacra de Bogotá,
Sufi Soul Festival in Germany,
Sufi Festival in Morocco.
Award of Sufi soul by the German Indian association in Germany
Special recognition by the Government of India for her contribution to Indian Art in Colombia
Awarded with honors several times in India, she received the most important and recognized ranks like Sangeet Visharad and Sangeet Prabakar in dance, music and tabla. She worked for different international institutions and organizations with the purpose of promoting Indian music and culture all over the world.
Her art has appeared on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines and she has been recognized also as director of many forms of music, composer and arranger.
She has worked in Fusion music with artists:
Juan Sebastián Monsalve and others,
and recorded with very renowned bands: Indialucia,
Soplo de Vida amongst others.
Discography or Albums
Her CD’s, like
JAI JANANI, ISLAM, PRATHANANJALI, MANAN, LOVING HANDS, SURABHINANDAN, SARGAM, SUFI SOUL
have been widely appreciated by the public in India and abroad.
Anandita Basu has recorded classic and traditional music from India, including bhajans and music from Pakistan (Qawwalis)
Festivals and self-realization programs
Anandita received her inner self realisation in 1989 with her guru Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (the biggest master of peace) and has been under her spiritual guidance since then. She has toured the world since 2007 to bring self-realisation to mankind through her music, called Sahaja Sufi Music, the music of realised souls.
MANAN The ancient music of the temples were dedicated to the Gods, and Anandita is bringing the spirit and feelings of those times in a new album full of beautiful notes and lyrics with refreshing tunes and rhythms. SARGAM The feelings and devotion are expressed on this album full of energy and beautiful poems dedicated to God. SUFI SOUL The soul of the sufi music is discovered through the harmonic sounds that inspired in God, bring peace and energy to the listener. NOOR E KUDHA The feelings and devotion are expressed on this album full of energy and beautiful poems dedicated to God. DHYANAM Dhyanam, lets meditate, a simple one take album is a tribute to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi ji for Her immense work in the whole world, opening Sahastrar chakra and giving the humanity the blessing of having self realisation a mass, gifting with Sahaja Yoga.