SIFAS Festival of Arts 2024: RaGa Sangamam by Ranjani and Gayatri [G]

21 Apr 2024 (Sun)

$32.00 - $100.00

SIFAS Festival of Arts 2024: RaGa Sangamam by Ranjani and Gayatri [G]

21 Apr 2024 (Sun)
Concert
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Date and Time

21 Apr 2024 : 19:00 - 21:30


Location / Links

Esplanade Theatre


$32.00 - $100.00

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Event Details

Carnatic music is a system of music commonly associated with Southern India. Although there are stylistic differences between schools, the basic elements of sruthi (the relative musical pitch), swara (the musical sound of a single note), raga (combination of notes in a melodic form), and tala (the rhythmic cycles) form the foundation of improvisation and composition in Carnatic music. The music provides ample scope for improvisation and “extempore” creation. In this year’s SIFAS Festival of Arts, we are proud to present RaGa Sangamam by world renowned musicians Ranjani and Gayatri, famously known as RaGa Sisters. In a domain often characterized as elitist, esoteric, and not easily accessible to the masses, this brilliant sister duo of Ranjani and Gayatri has found a way over the years to satisfy and stimulate the cognoscenti and at the same time delight and thrill the lay audience.  To achieve the magnetic status of a rock star and be viable as serious and profound practitioners of the art form is not easy in the field of Carnatic music; but these sisters have done just that with great distinction and felicity.  Ranjani and Gayatri, sisters, are world-renowned musicians whose musical contributions include studio recordings, television, radio, concerts, festivals and lecture demonstrations. They have appeared as soloists, violin duos, accompanists, vocal duos, composers, educators and ambassadors of Indian Classical Music. As top class Carnatic classical musicians, Ranjani and Gayatri are conservators of their genre's unique beauty and preserve ancient tradition as they continue to innovate within it. Ranjani and Gayatri’s concerts take the listener into a world of color, beauty and transcendental bliss. Their music leaves a powerful impact on music aficionados and fans, inspiring many musicians to follow their style. They have performed in prestigious venues/festivals like The Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, Southbank Centre in London, Ravenna music festival in Italy, Cross Culture Festival in Warsaw, Poland, Bengal Music Festival in Dhaka, Esplanade Theatre in Singapore and the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai to name a few. They learnt violin from Sri TS Krishnaswami Iyer and vocal music from Sri PS Narayanaswamy. Their parents Sri N Balasubramanian and Smt Meenakshi have constantly guided them in their musical journey. They will be accompanied by co-artists Vittal Rangan on violin, Delhi Sairam on mridangam, and S Krishna on ghatam. Vittal Rangan started learning violin at age 8 initially from Late Sri. RR Keshavamurthy, and later from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Kum A Kanyakumari. An 'A' graded violinist and recipient  of the Shanmukhananda Bharat Ratna Dr MS Subbulakshmi Fellowship Award and the CCRT Scholarship. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Vittal rangan has Toured for concerts in several countries including New Zealand, Malaysia, Dubai, Germany, Brussels, Paris, Switzerland etc. He is a recipient of many awards and prizes and has performed alongside many senior and leading artists of the country. Delhi S Sairam is a Disciple of Kalaimamani & Mridangam Maestro Tiruvaarur Bhakthavatsalam.  Besides being a Commerce Graduate, he is a Post Graduate FIRST RANK Holder in Rhythmology from the University of Madras. An “A” Grade Artiste of Prachaar Bharathy. Delhi S Sairam has received numerous awards including YUVA PURASHKAR” from Sangeet Natak Akademi of Government of India. He has widely performed across the world including Australia, Abu Dhabi, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States of America. He is also a visiting faculty of Fine Arts Academy, Toronto, Canada. S Krishna is a distinguished percussionist who plays the Ghatam, a clay pot instrument used in Carnatic Music. It has found one of the most skilful musicians - S. Krishna  Trained under the Gh

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Rating / Age Limit
- Rating: General
- No admission for infant in arms and children aged below 6 years old;
- Children aged 6 and above must purchase a ticket for admission
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance

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