Listen: Aruna Sairam Performs South Indian Vocal Music
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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.