|India's dynamic Carnatic vocal duo join in a rare
collaboration with a Twin Cities' Veena virtuoso!
FREE Lecture/Demonstration by these world-renowned artists on June 2nd!
N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh (Carnatic Vocal) and Nirmala Rajasekar (Veena)
Nagai Sriram (Violin)
Tanjavur Murugaboopathi (Mridangam)
June 3, 2005,
This concert is co-sponsored by KFAI "Fresh Air" Radio (90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7FM in Saint Paul).
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Center (LHSC)
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Mystifying Beauty of Carnatic Music
with emphasis on the vocal repertoire
Thursday, June 2, 2005, 7:30 pm
Pangea World Theater Studio
Calhoun Arts Building
711 West Lake St., Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55408
The Pangea World Theater Studio is located in the Calhoun Arts Building in Uptown Minneapolis, on the Southwest corner of Lake St and Lyndale Ave. There is limited street parking available on Lake and Lyndale - if not, try one or more of the streets parallel to Lake and/or Lyndale. For directions, please click here.
About the artists:
Carnatica brothers - N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh: The Carnatica brothers started as raga-identifying child prodigies before they were three and have since emerged as front-ranking musicians in the Carnatic circuit. They have performed over 2000 concerts in India and abroad, having garnered both critical acclaim and public popularity. Some of their recent awards include Best Concert and Best Ragam Tanam Pallavi awards at the Music Academy festival (2003-04), Yuva Kala Bharati (2002), and the Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer award for the most talented young artistes (Nov 2004). K. N. Shashikiran, the founder of Carnatica, is the only musician who has also been awarded the Bharat Nirman Excellence Award by the Global Economic Council and the Outstanding Young Indian for the Millenium by Jaycees International. Ganesh recently created a world record for a 33-hours non-stop marathon performance on the Chitravina.
Rajasekar debuted as a soloist
at age 13. As a
vocalist, Veena player
composer, she has received many awards and laurels for her work.
the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, she has performed in
India around the world to great acclaim in many cities including
Zurich, Bombay, New Delhi, Madras, New York, Cleveland and
In Minnesota, Nirmala has composed and performed with the Minnesota
Walker Art Center, Schubert Club, Cedar Cultural Center, Minnesota
Radio, PANGEA World Theatre, IMSOM, Women in Motion, and Katha Dance
and several Ragamala Music and Dance Theater productions. Nirmala
primarily responsible for conceiving, planning and executing the very
first Aradhana concert
in 1995. Since then she
has coordinated the planning and execution of all subsequent Aradhana community music
IMSOM over the years. Nirmala is the winner of a Best Concert Award from KFAI
Radio in Minneapolis and has won
grants for composing and performing from the Minnesota State Arts Board
Playwrights' Center. She has just received a Cultural Collaboration Grant for
the year 2004-2005 from the
Minnesota State Arts board to explore Carnatic
music and its relationship with Jazz with bassist Anthony Cox. The
prestigious 'A Grade ranking
was awarded to Nirmala by Indian Radio and Television in 1991.
Nagai Sriram was born into a family of musicians.
started learning violin from his grandmother Smt. R. Komalavalli and
advanced training from his uncle Sri Nagai Muralidharan. He has
accompanied several top musicians from
Directions and parking:
The Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Center (LHSC) is located at the Southeast corner of 44th Street and Upton Avenue in beautiful Linden Hills neighborhood in South Minneapolis, just west of Lake Harriet. The map on the right shows the major routes to the LHSC from elsewhere in the Twin Cities area. The LHSC has its own parking lot to the South and East of the building itself, and you can usually find some on-street parking. Another option on the weekends is a school parking lot a block Northwest of the LHSC.
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