Traditional Indian arts (mantra, singing, poetry, dance, painting) are considered sacred and create unity with nature and divinity. Poetic themes of devotion, love, humanity, Gods and Goddesses, seasons, spirituality, and divinity are interwoven with Rāga (melody), Tāla (rhythm), and Bhāva (emotion). These have the ability to take the singers, musicians, and listeners deeper within themselves to love, peace, and truth. The Carnatic Music Conference presents classical forms of music in South India. Explore this style with 4 talented musicians. Learn about the raga system, composers, rhythms, music, and dance related to this beautiful art form.
The presenters will provide an overview of their area of expertise and perform a short piece. No musical experience is necessary. It will be conducted in English and will be translated into Spanish at the same time.
Feb 12 – 10:00am Aiswarya Challa on Vocals (Carnatic music) Feb 19 – 10:00am Curtis Andrews on Mridangam (Drum) Feb 26 - Saraswati Rajagopalan on Veena (Stringed instrument) March 5 – Ishwarya Chaitanya - Bharata Natyam (Dance)
Participate in all 4 workshops for $32.49 including fees (North America and Europe) or $21.99 USD including fees (Central and South America).