NC Raga Revival
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Sumana Ramayanam-Hindustani sitar
Samantha Williams -tabla
Mytreyi Shastry Aravind- Carnatic Vocal
Sudhindra Rao- myrdangam
Savita Vishwanathan- violin
Room: Celestine Room
Suggested Donation of $20 or $10 if you bring an instrument, however, no contribution is too small.
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Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all!
Mytreyi Shastry Aravind is a disciple of “Padma Bhushan” “Kalaimamani” Sri P.S. Narayanaswami and “Kalaimamani” “Sangeetha Kala Acharya” Dr. Rukmini Ramani. She has won several prizes in Carnatic music in Chennai from prestigious institutions like The Music Academy, The Indian Fine Arts Society, The Mylapore Fine Arts Club and has performed in these venues apart from Kartik Fine Arts, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha (Vani Mahal), Brahma Gana Sabha, Narada Gana Sabha, Sri Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha (Mumbai), Gandharv Maha Vidyalaya (New Delhi), Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society and across the Scandinavian countries. Now in the USA, she has performed at places like Shrutilaya, Chhandayan, Shruti, SIFAA, and most recently Pinecone Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. She runs her own music school in Cary, North Carolina where she trains disciples in Carnatic music across several levels.
Sumana Ramayanam is an IT professional in healthcare technology and has educational qualifications in Electrical Engineering and MBA. Sumana is learning Sitar for five years as per the traditions of Maihar Gharana from Shri Gaurang Doshi Ji, who teaches Sarod, Sitar, Flute, and Tabla at his home in Pfafftown, NC and at UNC Greensboro. Sumana lives in Morrisville, NC with her husband and two daughters who are very supportive of her in learning Sitar.
Shri. Sudhindra Rao, a seasoned Mridangam and Kanjira player, hails from Illustrious family of musicians. His grandfather Vidwan Shri. Ugra Narasimha Charya was a court musician in the royal Mysore palace and was an eminent Harikatha vidwan. Sudhindra learned Mridangam under Karnataka Kalashree Vidwan M.Vasudeva Rao. Sudhindra has been performing since the age of 13 and has performed with several leading Carnatic musicians and at prestigious music sabhas in India and the USA. Sudhindra started the “Laya Sinchana” an organization promoting Laya (rhythm) and has been teaching numerous children in Mridangam and Kanjira in Triangle area. Sudhindra founded “Hari Daasa Vaibhava”, a non-profit organization to promote Indian classical music in 2017.
Samantha Williams is currently in her third year of studying Instrumental Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a percussionist primarily and is a tabla student of Gaurang Doshi in the UNCG Indian Music Ensemble, where she was first introduced to the instrument, and performs as per the traditions of Ajrada Gharana. She has been studying tabla for four semesters now.
Savita Viswanathan had her initial training in Violin from Shri. N.Kannan in Bhakta Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mumbai. She had advanced training from Smt. Sharada Murali. She is a recipient of many awards and prizes including the CCRT Scholarship and Scholarship to Young artists from Govt. of India, Young Achievers Award from Rotary Club. She has provided violin accompaniment to many senior and upcoming musicians all over India and USA. Savita is also well-trained in Carnatic Vocal from Smt. Meera Nathan and has given numerous concerts.
After our features, we will have offerings from our collective of talented local Indian classical musicians. If you are an Indian Classical Musician interested in performing, we will do our best to make it happen!
The final portion is a world music jam in the Key of D open to all musicians!
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