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Performing Arts: Year In Review - Part II


Carnatic Vocal Concert By Padmashree Smt. Aruna Sairam
The Boston music lovers are fortunate that the Chinmaya Mission, Boston is bringing her concert to Boston on September 13th at 4:00 pm at Chinmaya Maruti Auditorium, Andover, MA. The tickets can be purchased at www.lokvani.com.

Arangetram: Poojitha Jonnavithula
by Smt. Sripriya Natarajan Moorthy
As a five-year-old, Poojitha Jonnavithula would join her mother in the living room, listening to Indian music, swaying and tapping along to the rhythms. One evening, she realized that she hankered for some guidance on just how to move. Eleven years later, Pooji’s long journey in dance reached a significant milestone when her guru Smt. Jeyanthi Ghatraju presented her Bharatha Natyam arangetram on August 9, 2015.

Ananda Amrutavarshini - Summer Musical Showers
by K. Arvind
The Hindu Temple of New Hampshire, Nashua, NH hosted a concert earlier this summer to mark the release of the album “Nadopasana – Musical Worship” by Aparna Balaji (vocal), Surya Sundararajan (violin) and Gaurish Chandrashekar (mridangam). The Temple is happy to make a live recording of the songs from this wonderful concert available to the community for free listening on YouTube.

A Delightful Concert By Smt. Aruna Sairam
by Uma Sankar
On September 13, 2015, a grand vocal concert by Padmashree Aruna Sairam was arranged by Chinmaya Mission, Boston in Andover. Accompanying her on violin was Shri Vittal Ramamurthy and J. Vaidyanathan on Mridangam.

Jayaram Show 2015 In Boston Was A Huge Success
by Jollson Varghese
Jayaram Show 2015, which is a major stage show led by the famous south Indian actor Padma Shri Jayaram accompanied by many other famous artists was performed at the Waltham High School on September 11th. The show presented a fantabulous visual treat with favorite stars from South Indian movie industry live on the stage.

Indian Ocean Performs At MIT
by Parnika Agrawal
India’s first underground success, Indian Ocean, performed to a jam-packed Kresge Auditorium at MIT on Sep. 18th. More than 1100 people swayed to the music which is best described by music critics as “Indo-rock fusion with jazz-spiced rhythms that integrates shlokas, sufism, environmentalism, mythology and revolution".

Sudha Raghunathan - A Fabulous Concert
by Sumana Rao
On September 26th, Chinmaya Mission Boston was bustling with activity as crowds started gathering two hours ahead in anticipation of Padmabushan Sudha Raghunathan’s sold out concert, co-sponsored by CMB and MITHAS.

Sun Raha Hai Na Tu Features 'Zee SaReGaMaPa Li'L Champs'
by Razia Maskoor
Sun Raha Hai Na Tu' was brought to you by BDC TV on September 26th at Clark Middle School in Lexington, MA where 14 little STAR kids from all over America who reached the Finals of Zee TV's popular singing program 'Zee SaReGaMaPa Li'L Champs' performed.

Carnatic Violin-Hindustani Sarod Jugalbandi – A Spontaneous Musical Conversation
by Shuchita Rao
The fabulous concert, a jugalbandi of violinist Sri Purnaprajna Bangere and Sri Anirban Dasgupta on sarod, in the truest sense of the word engaged the audience from start to the end.

AAANE Reflects Musically In AAINA To Raise Funds For SSESA
by Tahir Ali
Sometimes rumors can be true - like the Aligarh Alumni Association of New England (AAANE) presenting a musical event in addition to their annual Mashaera. Engaging, Entertaining and Educational - their fundraising event for their scholarship program: 'Sir Syed Excellence in Science Award (SSESA)', was all three.

Carnatic Vocal Arangetram – Shwetha Sundar
by S. Sivakumar
The bright and beautiful fall evening of September 26th was made infinitely brighter and more beautiful by the enthralling debut Carnatic vocal performance presented by Shwetha Sundar – disciple of Guru Smt. Geetha Murali of Saikripa School of Music.

Rahul Deshpande Mesmerizes New Englanders
by Arundhati Datye
Kalavaibhav was pleased to organize Rahul Deshpande’s melodious concert of Naatyasangeet and Gazals on October 24th at Innovation Academy in Tyngsborough. He is one of the most talented vocalist in Indian classical music.

TriNethra Festival Dazzles
by Suman Adisesh
The entire presentation was Bharathanatyam in all its apsects of the highest caliber - dazzling nritta, beautiful form and movement and lyrical storytelling - embodying the spirit of TriNethra.

Father-Son Sitar Jugalbandi - A Thrilling Performance
by Dipu Deshmukh
The father-son sitar jugalbandi (duet) launched the "Jalsaghar" in Nashua, NH on November 13th. This is the first US tour for this amazing sitar duo from Kolkata, Sugato Nag, and his son Snehesh Nag.

Boston Bhangra Rocks Orpheum
If you like Bhangra, Boston was the place to be on November 14, 2015! Boston Bhangra, Inc. hosted their 12th Annual Boston Bhangra Competition, called BBC for short, at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. This was their twelfth straight event in the massive 3,000 person hall!

Deepavali Tamil Music Show
by Akhil Parambath
Put together an enthusiastic crowd, a great bunch of musicians and a noble cause. Garnish it with good vibes of Deepavali / Diwali, the festival of lights. The resultant experience would arguably be one of the best evenings on an unseasonably chilled weekend.

Ramakrishnan Murthy @ MITHAS – Erudite & Sublime
by Pravin Sitaram
How does one describe pure bliss? How does one describe the pure joy that a young artiste of about 25 years of age can bring to an audience assembled to hear a concert on a dreary fall evening. One really had to be there to experience the bliss and joy that Ramakrishnan Murthy, R. K. Shriramkumar and K. Arun Prakash created on a dreary fall evening in Cambridge, MA.

Voice Of The People - An Afternoon Of Poetry
by Amandeep Singh
“Inside my mind, I heard a voice, slowly I lifted my hand and the voice became the pen... and then the pen became the voice of the people ...”
On Sunday Nov. 21, South Asian Poets of New England (SAPNE) held their quarterly meeting at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington.

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