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Date & Time

Sunday Sun, 26 May 2024

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Saint Tyagaraja, the prolific eighteenth century composer is most well known for his mastery in interweaving lyric and music. Hidden amongst his many compositions, however, are songs composed in celebration of the essential tenets of Sangitaswara, raga, nada (sound), laya (rhythm) and sangita itself.

He summarises that the knowledge of sangita, laced with the nine rasas (emotions)  is a transcendental experience and equivalent of a union with God. He also exclaims that the Gods themselves are effulgent because of the worship of the element, ‘Nada’. To him, Lord Shiva is the embodiment of Nada itself. Tyagaraja was a fervent devotee of Lord Rama and to him, his beloved Rama would be resplendent in a garland of ragas.

Join Carnatic vocalist Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath as she takes us through a garland of compositions adorning music itself!

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Performers

Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath

Vocals

Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath is one of the leading Carnatic vocalists of her generation known for her rigour and artistry. Aishwarya’s performances have found expression in lecture demonstrations, creative collaborations and public concerts at venues of global repute both in India and around the world. She is a highly awarded artist having received the “Outstanding Lady Vocalist” award from the Madras Music Academy for three consecutive years. She is also the recipient of significant awards like the Kalki Krishnamurthy Award, MS Subbulakshmi Award, DK Pattamal Award and the prestigious Govt of India Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture.

Charulatha Ramanujam

Violin

Charulatha is one of the leading violinists from Bangalore and her popularity can be gauged from the fact that she is one of the most sought-after accompanists for a wide range of established musicians. Charulatha has won many accolades like the ‘Best Accompanist’ at the Spirit of Youth concerts. the ‘Best Violin Accompanist Award in the Senior concerts’ of Indian Fine Arts, Chennai, ‘Ananya Yuva Puraskara’ from Ananya, ‘Swaralayarathna’ by Suswaralaya College of Music and the prestigious ‘Kalki Krishnamurthy Award’, instituted by Kalki Krishnamurthy Foundation, Chennai, to name a few. She has rich experience in teaching Carnatic Classical Music to varied age groups. She has been freelancing as a teacher for several individuals as well as groups in India and USA.

BS Prashanth

Mridangam

A disciple of Vidwans Sri KN Krishnamurthy and Sri CP Vyasa Vittala, Prashanth is currently under the tutelage of Mridangam Maestro Dr. Patri Satish Kumar. He is an ‘A’ grade artiste from Prasar Bharathi and has performed at several prestigious sabhas in and outside the country, alongside reputed musicians. He has received many awards and accolades namely ‘Best Mridangam Artiste’ by The Music Academy, Madras; ‘Best Mridangam Accompanist’ by Sri Shanmukhananda Fine arts, Mumbai; and the CMANA endowment award by Percussive Arts Centre, Bangalore. He has been awarded the title ‘Nandi Vidya Visharada’ and the Asthana Vidwan honour by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.