LE VIF  April 27, 2012

Les amoureux d’artisanat et de cuisine locale peuvent séjourner au Kawa Guesthouse et Cultural Centre chez la Française Marie Noëlle Jaffré qui tient une agréable maison d’hôtes parfaitement décorée dans la campagne d’Amber. L’endroit sert aussi de centre culturel pour des artistes de passage.

OUTLOOK May 14, 2012

Parveen Sabrina Khan had what every Indian student covets: marks to take her places.

I needed to devote time to riyaaz, which would not have been possible with a whole day at the college.
I needed some flexibility.”Parveen Sabrina Khan, 19 Jaipur
Pursued her passion for Hindustani classical music after grade 12
Midstream In Situ
Gappers swim against the current. But it isn’t the call of Bohemia they heed.

Parveen Sabrina Khan had what every Indian student covets: marks to take her places.

With a score of 89 per cent in the Arts stream, the student of the Maharani Gayatri Devi School in

Jaipur was all set to sail into a bright future. Until she decided on a course correction.

After graduating from the 12th standard last year, Parveen opted to take a year off from academics

to pursue something she had set her heart on: Hindustani classical music. “I needed to devote

a lot of time for riyaaz, which would not have been possible with a whole day spent in college,”

she says. In that year away from textbooks and all-night study sessions, Parveen practiced her

music for hours on end. She also travelled extensively; attending and participating in concerts,

taking lessons from and watching legendary musicians perform their craft. A year later, she feels

that in the gap year she learnt a lot more than just music. “I learnt to live on my own in different

cities, became friends with people much older than I am, from very different backgrounds than

my own,” she says. This year, Parveen, now 19, will “do” college without compromising on her music

or her freedom. She intends to major in political science through correspondence.
DNA December 12, 2011. Transcending all boundaries.
OUTLOOK January 23, 2012
Many of these artists have helped revive the local traditions of the places they have settled in. Marie-Noelle Jaffre, 46, has lived in India “since 1995. The wife of tabla artist Hameed Khan, Marie-Noelle has been involved in dance, theatre and music. In 2000, they started Kawa Music to promote Rajasthani performing arts and in 2007, organised Kawa Circus, a celebration of the street arts. Their Kawa Cultural Centre, set up in 2008, provides a platform for international and local talent. “The idea is to encourage performing and visual artists to develop their projects, to provide opportunities to not so well-known talents, open people up to different influences and create a good environment and platform for artistic exchange,” she says.”  ART: FOREIGN HAND . Rond De Jambe In A Chouka  Namrata Joshi
VOGUE INDIA December 2011
“A fabulous platform for the visual and performing arts, Amber’s KAWA CULTURAL CENTRE (0141-2530708) features shows by renowned Indian and international artistes, followed by a delectable traditional dinner.” Vogue Living – Rajasthan Special  Jaipur.                                                                         
MARWAR January-February 2011:


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  1. Nothing like this in Jaipur and maybe elsewhere. We have used these facilities several times and have been very very happy with warm and efficient manner in which Marie-Noelle has looked after us. Great…
    John Singh – Jaipur Virasat Foundation

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