Past Raag Kirtan Events

Experience sacred sounds of Sikh Music to empower your well-being

Throughout the year, we host online and in-person raag Kirtan events for our student community and the public. We look forward to meeting you at one of our Kirtan events. 

Here are some of our past global events. If you would like to get in touch about hosting an event, please reach out to us here.

Online Events

Annual Events

In-person Events


2023 Raag Kirtan Events


Kirtan: A tool for celebrating life


Find out how to stay afloat amidst life's chaos and learn how to celebrate life despite the challenges you are facing. As difficult as it may seem, see how raag Kirtan can make it possible for you and give you some tools.

We will be pouring into ourselves with an online Kirtan meditation workshop to learn how to utilise raag Kirtan to make us mentally strong in challenging moments.

In celebration of Raj Academy's 29th Birthday (happening on 5th Sept!) we hope to see many of you there


Intensive Retreat - Germany

A full week of immersing yourself into the Naad of Sikh Music and enhancing your skills and abilities to take on lifes challenges with ease and self-confidence.

Date: August 2023

Time: 7 days residential

Location: Germany

Open to: Student-only event. Welcoming graduates and students across all our courses.


Kirtan Camp Intensive

Would you like to learn Kirtan on a Sikh String instrument? But feel you don’t have the time for a weekly commitment? Then this 5-day camp has been built for you. This dedicated camp will enable anyone to learn Kirtan from scratch. Where you are a complete beginner or want to expand your learning of Shabad Kirtan, this camp will provide a deep dive into learning your first Shabad in raag on the Dilruba Sikh instrument, all within 5 days.

Dates: 31st July - 4th August 2023

Time: 10am - 5pm UK

Location: Karamsar Centre, Ilford, London, IG11TP UK


Kirtan - A Tool for Mental Health

We don't believe the secrets behind raags for improving our mental health should be any secret. That's why we would love to have you join us to uncover all there is to raags in a fun creative way and even learn two raag compositions within 3-days with ease.

Dates: 28th - 30th July 2023

Time: 10am - 4pm CDT | 11am - 5pm EDT | 4pm - 10pm UK

Location: Zoom, Online


Delhi Vaisakhi Program

The stage may not be large enough for 15+ Rababi students though the Sangat is! This Delhi Sangat is growing and super inspiring! We've only connected via Zoom till now, and we can't wait to see them in-person this year for the first time as we restart our India Retreat after lockdown. Want to be part of the Rababi Sangat? Drop us a message.

Location: Delhi


Gurprasad Raag Kirtan Darbar


Feeling blessed within Sangat. Here’s how 6 hours of Raag Kirtan looked like by parents, graduates and students from Southall, Croydon, Woolwich and Ilford.

It was lovely to see everyone come together after our last November Dukh Bhanjan event. If you would love to be part of a wonderful supportive sangat, contact us on learning Kirtan.

Rather a listener over a learner?

You can help support making Raag Kirtan programs and Kirtan camps more available to Gurdwaras here.  Your support is greatly appreciated by students.


Raag Kirtan Tour Canada


Mesmerising Raag Kirtan by Gurmat Sangeet Canada this past month for Sikh Heritage Month 2023.

@sikhheritagemonth celebrates 10 years since the month of April was officially declared Sikh Heritage Month in Canada.

Tour included: 

Sunday 23rd April
Guru Nanak Darbar, Mud St. Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3C5

Saturday 22nd April
Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives (PAMA)
Brampton ON L6W 1Y1

Sunday 9th April
Baba Budha Ji Gurdwara, Hamilton, ON L8E 2Y5

Sunday 16th April
Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran, Lake Ave, Hamilton, ON L8E 3A2

Sunday 23rd April
Guru Nanak Darbar, Mud St. Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3C5

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2023

6th - 9th July 2023 | Washington D.C


As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2023, a number of events were held over 4 days dedicated towards the sacred sounds of Sikh Music and how it can support insomnia and memory loss. Watch one of the concerts from Yogi of Sound Professor Surinder Singh live at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. below.

Annual Events


Dukh Bhanjan


 An evening dedicated to non-stop 'Vaheguru' Simran in Raag using Sikh string instruments to evoke and send out positive healing, peace and love back into our bodies and the world.

Chant the sacred mantra 'Vaheguru' using deep focus and meditation. Allow yourselves to feel these sacred sounds resonating throughout you and the atmosphere to leave a ripple effect for days to come. 

Duration: 6 hours

FREE and open to all to attend.

Listen to some past recordings below and learn more all there is to about our annual event "Dukh Bhanjan".


Past Events


Sikh Music Heritage Exhibition


Showcasing the first exhibition on Sikh musical instruments and meeting the community at the 31 Raag event in Slough, UK.

Find out what the Sikh string instruments (tanti saaj) are, and why not enjoy watching the 4-time award-winning "Sikh Musical Heritage: The Untold Story" 1-hour film here. We'd love to hear your feedback.


A Raag A Week Livestreams


Sharing the insights of Sikh Raags and giving context to how they amplify ones situation & health. Explore a raag one step at a time through our engaging livestreams over on Youtube.

Location: YouTube

"Don't merely play Kirtan. Instead "Become Kirtan."



"Professor Surinder has changed the face of our future with his great contribution and hard work in the community to revive and maintain Sikh heritage, we wish him further success for all his upcoming projects."

- Dr. Garcha

"I had no idea that this type of music existed, nor that my forefathers were so musically gifted."

- Akashdeep

"Thank you so much for such a lovely evening! I feel so much lighter and brighter and can still hear the kirtan"

- Naila

"This was amazing! You really planted the seed in my head to learn the Dilruba! I don't know why but I'm drawn to it now after seeing you all yesterday."

- Simran

"I am more conscious of my emotions and how to gain another perspective on them. Sikh Music helps me understand better how to use my emotions rather than allowing them to take over my emotional state."

- Prabhnoor

"Sikh Music is a way for me to understand myself and connect to myself. It allows me to understand my potential and capacity better."

- Brahmbind

"Wish I could loop this and just listen for hours.... thank you!"

- Surinder C.

"How soothing and soul-touching shabad."

- Sarabjit S.

"I feel so peaceful the first time I heard this rag, it looks as if I was transported to a superior realm and I lost the notion of time and space. Music that connects you to the Divine..."

- Sarah

"Wow...Prof Sahib..what an experience! thanks a million (infinite). Bless your heart and soul, and of course your entire Jatha."

- K. Sandhu

"Have been listening to your collection of Raag-based shabad for all these years. It gives my mind the ultimate solace. Never been hooked better than this. God has shown through you the correct way of singing shabads well forgotten by the Sikh religion. This is Meditative bliss. You are blessed to sing Raag Adharit shabad by the Gurus. I must say you are very well forwarding the invaluable Sewa through Raj conservative project in Europe."

- Sunny

"You are truly blessed having listened to this vibrating musical melody throughout creation also in the present of lord house suchkhand hand of God upon your head will always be guiding you, may I take blessings from you and now to our lord vibrating musical instruments in infinite realities Lord bless you all."

- M. Pal

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