Join us for an elevating and stirring experience of Southern Indian classical music and dance,
as renowned masters come together to share to their musical gifts. One of the oldest systems of music in the world, the style of Carnatic music can be traced back to India from 5,000 years ago. This musical system is native to Southern India and evolved from a spiritual tradition emphasizing the voice — with rich lyrical compositions that span a tremendous range of style, nuance, and aesthetic value.
Considered to be a high spiritual form of both worship and art, Carnatic music appeals beyond its culture of origin, transcending nations, philosophies, and religions. It attracts spiritual seekers on a vibrational level and brings forth harmony, inspiration, and musical messages.
You’re invited for this rare opportunity to listen to and watch lifelong practitioners of classical music and dance. Allow yourself to be moved by the unique rhythmic power of Indian music, as well as inspired to open your heart — feeling the harmony, peace, and beauty within yourself and the music.
Suba Ramesh Parmar is an award-winning dancer of the South Indian Bharatanatyam dance style. Founder of the Shubanjali School of Performing Arts and the recipient of many awards, she is known for grace and dynamism in her expression and movement. She performs regularly at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers together with her gifted daughter Madhu Parmar.
S. Sigamani Natarajan is a violinist trained in the Carnatic style of music under his father Alandur Shri S. Natarajan. Sigamani has participated in many of India’s leading music and dance festivals as well as abroad, winning many sought-after awards for his violin expertise.
Sankarapillai Sunilkumar is an expert flutist trained under flute vidwan `Kalaimamani’ Sri. T.S. Sankaran. A graduate of the Govt. Music College in Chennai, he is both a soloist and an accompanist for many of India’s leading artists. His unique sound and talent has been heard throughout concert tours within India and abroad.
Gomathi Nayagam is an internationally-recognized vocalist, specializing in the Carnatic style of music. His training began under the guidance of Guru Sangeetha Kalanidhi B.Rajam Iyer, and he later went on to give vocal concerts throughout India and internationally. Awarded the title of “Sangeetha Rathna” by the Teachers College of Music in Chennai, he is a seasoned musician who often accompanies senior dancers.
Sakthivel Murugaanandhan is a leading percussionist, specializing in the mridanga, a South Indian percussion instrument. A disciple of Maayavaram Shri G. Somasundaram and Thiruvaarur Shri Bhakthavatsalam, Shaktivel also received special training specifically to accompany dance under Sri. M. Baalachandar. His sought-after talent has led him to tour the world extensively for more than 35 years, accompanying leading dancers and musicians alike.