«I am happy to serve the world through my prayers of sound.»

Aana as Dhrupad Vocalist

Aana Sharma is a bridge between the oriental Indian and the occidental world. She is performing, composing and teaching in the fields of Dhrupad Music, includes Mantras and other wisdom words and creates future music in various formations and projects. Aana is naming herself as e-Yogini though, making mostly electroacustic music recently.

Aktuell sucht der gemeinnützige Verein NAAD private Gönnerschaften in der Höhe von insgesamt 30’000.- CHF für das Projekt WisdomWordZ.

Book on dhrupad.naad@gmail.com or TG Entertainment,
Philipp Bernhardt, phil@tropical-gold.com, Tel + 41 75 420 36 39, www.tropical-gold.com or https://www.schuleundkultur.zh.ch/angebot/musik thanks.

Aana as e-Yogini


Aana als e-Yogini

OM SHANTI (Demopiece WisdomWordZ Tour)

Co-Produktion von Aana Sharma (Gesang, Arranging) und Willy Strehler (Framedrum und Elektronic Sounds)

Aana rezitiert ein hinduistisches Stotra zu Ehren der Musikgöttin Saraswati. Eröffnet wird das Stück von einem muezzinähnlichen Ruf, der sich wie ein Weckruf durch das ganze Stück hindurchzieht bis zum finalen Om Shanti (es herrsche Frieden!) In diesem Stück gibt es nur wenige melodiöse Ansätze, welche als strukturierendes Element eingesetzt werden. Die Basis ist ein 4er Beat, welcher aber polyrhythmisch durchbrochen wird.

OM SHANTI song mp3

Song DIALOGUE (beyond music Vol. 3)

with Aana Sharma (Vocals, Tanpura), Raushan Orazbayeva (Qyl Qobyz, Kazakhstan) and Senhora do O (virtual instruments, Portugal)

dialogue song mp3

The voice and the Qyl Qobyz are dancing with eachother: it’s a dialogue. Between the Qyl and the voice – symbolizing also the dialogue between the inner & the outer world, merging the human being with the universe. There is no lyrics. It is about the pure sound…

Choral Opera CYCLE (beyond music Vol. 3)

with Aana Sharma (Vocals, recitation, Tanpura, CH), Willy Strehler (Vocals, electronic effects, CH) and Naoyuki Manabe (Sho/japanese flute, Japan)


Humans are rolling in the cycle of rebirth. Stucking in this very world. Never reaching a point of satisfaction. It is an un-cozy painful situation. Suffering! This opra is sacral interreligious music, which is expressing the struggle to come out of this cycle. A slightly threatening space, a non-easy beauty.

Aana als Dhrupadsängerin

Short rendition of an Indian classical Dhrupad performance

improvisation in Raag Ahir Bhairav. Die verschiedenen Elemente einer traditionellen Dhrupad Aufführung werden demonstriert.

Gayatri intonation (test studio recording Tropical Gold)

as an evening Chant on Dhrupad base composed by Aana, recordrd in the Tropical Gold studio in Maur in 2020

Alaap in Raag Baageshri (live Dhrupad performance 2019)

Alaap Part 1
Alaap Part 2

Here Aana is performing in her beloved Waterchurch. A church in the river Limmat in Zürich. She is singing the first part of a traditional Dhrupad performance: Alaap. This part is very slow, opposite to the later fast and rhythmical parts. The Raag, the musical or tonal system, is shown note by note, microtonal precise, in resonance to the Tanpura, the accompany drone instrument. There are no words but so called Nomtom-Syllables.

Bandish „Pyare Guruji” (composed in 2019)

in Hindi, set by Aana in Raag Adana and Tivrataal, accompanied by Pakavaji Hrydeesh, teached in Bhopal


Dearest Guruji, from you we learnt how to listen, how to sing and more than 50 Raga. We learnt about Shrutis, melodies and rhythms. You showed the world the universe of Dhrupad in a very sublime and subtle way.

You are gone now – alone! – we are so sad. What happened is done now… Is this all an illusion? Please take our greetings on your way, our hearts are full of thanksfulness! Dearest Guruji, we salute you respectfully, A….

Indian Ave Maria (presented 2019)

from Gregorian Chant to Raag Kafi

How to improvise

trial workshop Dhrupad Vocal by Aana Sharma at Wasserkirche

Aana’s Youtubechannel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCawoyIN65-UqIocQsQVdaoQ

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Aana Sharma

Phone +41 78 836 39 38
Email dhrupad.naad@gmail.com

Musikatelier und Postanschrift: Trichtenhausenstrasse 120, 8053 Zürich