Thursday, January 22, 2015

South Indian Classical (Carnatic) Music

Please join us on Friday, January 23rd as the Archives of Traditional Music presents South Indian Classical (Carnatic) Music: A Lecture and Performance by Shruthi Raj. Carnatic music is one of the two main systems of Indian classical music that is practiced in the southern states of India. This presentation will cover the salient features and structure of Carnatic music (melody, rhythm and improvisation) and will be followed by a short performance to demonstrate the intricacies of the system. 


Shruthi Raj is a gifted vocalist of Carnatic music who has trained under Vidushi Madhavi Rajagopalan, a prominent musician in Bengaluru for twelve years, and is currently learning from Vidushi Kiranavali Vidyasankar, an eminent musician in the greater Philadelphia area. A graded artist of All India Radio, Shruthi Raj has performed at many prestigious institutions around India and the USA such as the Bengaluru Gayana Samaja, Indian Institute of World Culture, Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana, and on national television networks. She has won many accolades in competitions, and mentors numerous students while residing in Bloomington.


This presentation will take place from Noon-1:00pm in the Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006, and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Archives of Traditional Music at (812) 855-4679.

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