Listen: Aruna Sairam Performs South Indian Vocal Music

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aruna Sairam and Ensemble at the Ojai Music Festival (David Bazemore)

Padma Shri Aruna Sairam and her ensemble performed a wide variety of South Indian classical music on June 11 at the Ojai Music Festival. 

Following a short invocation to Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of music and knowledge, the vocalist led her ensemble in a program of improvisations and traditional Carnatic music. The Friday night "Twilight Concert" took place at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California. 

Sairam was joined by M Rajeev, violin; Sai Giridhar, mridanjam; Ravi Balasubramaniam, ghatam; and Aamani Mynampati, tampura. 

This on-demand music is part of a partnership between Q2 Music and the Ojai Music Festival to share live recordings from the festival dating back to the 2012 season.

Comments [1]

Emma J. Evans

India has always had a history of expressing the loftiest truths through music, and in the last hundred years, this wealth of music has now become available to the West.
Try to check this out

Sep. 16 2016 01:05 AM

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