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

Aana 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.

Her strengths are improvisation, flowing voice as well as awareness and listening. Through her singing she connects the inner and the outer world and takes the audience to an exquisite mental-emotional journey. She is an out of the box thinker with a strong conceptional thinking but at the same time beeing very intuitiv-emotional. Besides Aana has deep knowledge and experience with Buddhist meditation, Mantra Chanting and wisdom source texts. Having lived in India and having been married to an Indian Brahmin Aana also has a deep understanding of Hindu culture. Last but not least Aana has access to the vast ocean of the most beautiful Indian classical music systems.

A further core competence of Aana is the connection of western music and classical Indian Ragamusic. She not only understands deeply both worlds but is able to explain to the audiance what it is about. Aana has an excellent analytical mind and yet a strong intuitivity, which makes her very creative and highly specialized in improvisation generally. So Aana sings not only Indian Classical but combines the Dhrupadmusic with other genres like western Gregorian Chant, Neo-Soul or Electronic Beats. On base of Dhrupad music

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Short rendition of an Indian classical Dhrupad performance

improvisation in Raag Ahir Bhairav

Gayatri intonation

as an evening Chant on Dhrupad base composed by Aana


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

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The voice and the Kyl Kobuz 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

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

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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.

Live Dhrupad performance: Alaap in Raag Baageshri

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.

Composition Bandish „Pyare Guruji”

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….

Intonation of the Buddhist Tara Mantra

by Aana on base of Dhrupadmusic

Indian Ave Maria

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