San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The first day of of the unique and exotic three day festival that offers hypnotic performances of the extremely musically exuberant, magical and enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) classical and highly popular semi-classical music. This session features prominent Carnatac vocalist, musicologist Smt Manorama Prasad who will be accompanied by critically acclaimed musicians Sri Balu Raguraman on violin and Sri M Balachandar on Mridangam as well as notable Thumri singer of Benaras Gharana Dr Aswin Kalbag.
Smt Manoroma Prasad came from a a well known family of musicians in Bangalore. Combining performance across the UK and for the... BBC with her work as a musicologist at a number of universities and schools including Cambridge, SOAS and Trinity School of Music, Smt Prasad says "music gives me a lot of pleasure and sometimes I wonder where has all this come from".
Sayan Gupta is a semi-classical vocalist who started his musical career at the age of 8. He learnt Hindustani classical music under the guidence of Smt Shrila Bandopadhyay, the daughter of legendery singer Pt Tarapada Chakraborty. His singing is critically acclaimed by the serious audience, musicians and musicologists in India, Singapore and UK.
Venue: Rayens Park Library (23 Approach Rd, London SW20 8BA)
Date & Time: 5 March 2016. The door will open at 6pm
Ticket for this session: £10 & £8 (concession for pensioner and child)
Tickets for the rest of the events of the festival:
Morden Assembly Hall:
For more detail of the rest of the festival please visit www.saudha.org or contact Pushpita Gupta on 07737828922
When & Where
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music (www.saudha.org), 'one of the leading Indian classical music promoters' (BBC Radio, Asian Culture Vulture) is dedicated to develop a true Western Gharana (school) of Indian classical music through intertwining with other profoundly related art forms e.g. poetry, Western Classical, Kathak, painting, theatrical presentation of music etc. It organises 'remedial and therapeutic performances' (Wimbledon Guardian) 'hypnotic musical concerts' (Yorkshire Evening Post) and music festivals involving leading performers of each genre.