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Carnatic Music By The Carnatica Brothers


"Carnatic Music by the Carnatica Brothers"
K.N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh
Accompanied by Suhas Rao and Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan
Westwood High School, 220 Nahatan St., Westwood
Friday,  May 23, 2008, 6:00 PM
Tickets: $10

K.N. Shashikiran is one of the Carnatica Brothers is a child prodigy, an established vocalist and a world record holder for nonstop duo singing, who has a vast experience of over 3500 concerts including lecture-demonstrations, jugalbandhis, and fusions in prominent organizations in India, USA, Canada, UK, Gulf, Singapore, and Malaysia. He has been the brain behind several innovative concepts in globally promoting carnatic music such as the world’s first CD ROM Nadanubava.

P.Ganesh (vocalist and chitraveena player) is a child prodigy & sings with Shashikiran as Carnatica Brothers and has performed across the world. He is also an exponent of chitraveena. He has created history by performing nonstop for a record duration in the vocal and chitraveena. He is also a music composer and has performed jugalbandhis and fusions.

Suhas Rao (a senior at Westwood High School) Winner of many awards in major competitions like Cleveland Aradhana & CMANA of NJ, a versatile performer on violin, has been receiving training from Tara Anand, Geeta Murali, Prof. T.R. Subramaniam, Sri Chitravina N. Ravikiran and Smt. A. Kanyakumari. He has performed in the U.S. and India as solo violinist and has accompanied eminent artists like Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Prof. Trichy Sankaran, Kiranavali Vidyashankar, Radha Venkatachalam and V.K Raman. In 2007, he was awarded the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant from the Mass Cultural Council.

Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan, a disciple of Sri P. Srinivasa Iyer of Madras. hails from the famous Mridangam school of Padmashri Palghat T.S. Mani Iyer, has taken advanced lessons from Padmashri Palghat R. Raghu. Mali has accompanied local artists & visiting artists from India like Sri T.R. Subramaniam, Shri R.K. Shrikantan, Smt. R. Vedavalli, Alapuzha Sri. Venkatasan, Sri. V. Subramaniam & has also performed in world music concerts with Sri Sandip Burman and Shri R. Prasanna.

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"Atma Vidya Ashram Fundraiser"
Bharatanatyam, Folk dances, Classical Music, Instruments of India
Walpole High School, 275 Common St., Walpole
Saturday,  May 31, 2008, 2:00 PM
Tickets: $10

Atma Vidya Ashram
First Annual Fund Raising Performance

Bharatanatyam, Folk dances, Classical Music, Instruments of India

Atma Vidya is a non-profit organization that supports Orphan / Handicapped / Destitute children in different parts of India [ Bangalore , Andhra, Orissa, Kerala] These ashrams are run by Swamini Lalitanandji and Swami Omanandji who were initiated in to sanyas by Swami Sivananda.

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For more information about either of these events, contact Janaki Mohan at 617.592.2478 or jmohan@statestreet.com.

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