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LearnQuest Academy of Music and Harvard Sangeet
Gaan Sammelan 2008 -
Two Days of Vocal Music - Hindustani and Carnatic by
Highly Acclaimed Indian Classical Vocalists


Friday, October 3, 2008, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
- Carnatic Vocal by Ranjani and Gayatri
Saturday, October 4, 2008, 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
- Hindustani Vocal by  Pt. Parmeshwar Hegde, Manjusha Patil-Kulkarni, Hemant Pendse, Aparna Gurav, Hemang Mehta, Pt. Narayan Bhattacharya
Tabla: Bharat Kamat, Harshad Kanetkar, Milind Gurav,  Nishikant Sonwalkar, Akshay Navaladi
Harmonium: Pramod Marathe, Tanmay Deochake, Preeti Chakravarty
Where: Penthouse Performance Hall, Hilles Library, Harvard University
59 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Admission: Event Sponsor - $100 (Two tickets, both days, front seating)
General - Two days $40, Friday $18, Saturday $28
Students and Seniors: Two days $35, Friday $15, Saturday $25

Tickets: www.lokvani.com/GS08


Indian Ocean : Live in Boston

When: Sunday, October 5th, 6:00-9:00PM (doors open at 5:30PM)
Where: MIT Kresge Auditorium. 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Event Details: http://www.aidevent.org/MIT 

"Indian Ocean does with Indian music what I always wanted to do with Chinese music." - Yo-Yo Ma

Indian Ocean is currently one of the most popular fusion bands in the world. With an electrifying stage presence that matches their phenomenal talent, the group blends Indian rock, folk, and classical music and various other styles, truly creating music without boundaries.
Association for India's Development (Boston/MIT chapters) invites you to experience the best of Indian rock-fusion music and to make a difference by supporting a great cause. All proceeds go towards supporting sustainable development projects in India.

AID is offering $5 off per ticket for MITHAS members. Enter discount code: MITHAS on the online tickets page to receive discounted tickets. Discounts are limited to online purchase.


Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Carnatic Vocal
Nagai Muralidharan on Violin; Neyveli Venkatesh on Mridangam

When: Sunday, Oct. 5th at 5 PM
Where: Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, MIT
Tickets: http://www.lokvani.com/lokvani/cal.php?stage=1&event_id=6292

Sanjay Subrahmanyan, born on 21st January 1968, a powerful and energetic singer, is an outstanding exponent of Carnatic Music, the classical music system of Southern India. His strong and vibrant voice, rich and fertile imagination and an excellent blend of tradition and modernity has helped him win a permanent place in the hearts of music lovers all over the world. His music has an endearing quality that connects him to any audience that he performs for.

Sanjay has undergone an intensive taining period of 27 years under several great musical teachers. He began by learning the violin under Shri V Lakshminarayana (better known as the father of the violin wizards L Vaidyanathan, L Subramaniam and L Shankar). He then switched to vocal music and learnt from his grand aunt Smt Rukmini Rajagopalan for a period of 10 years. A further 10 years were spent with Shri Calcutta KS Krishnamurthy one of the greatest teachers of Carnatic music in the late 20th century. Sanjay continues his quest for knowledge and gets guidance from Nadaswaram maestro Sembanarkoil SRD Vaidyanathan, even today at the height of his successful career. It is notable that Sanjay also qualified himself as a Cost and Chartered Accountant and gave it all up to pursue his passion for carnatic music.

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