Ragamala is a non-profit organization that strives to advance the traditional performing arts of South Asia through programming, outreach, publications and other efforts. Ragamala's main offering is a series of concerts in the Greater Seattle, Washington area. More information at Ragamala's web site. More photos in Category:Ragamala (Seattle).
Bharata natyam dancer Chitra Visweswaran, accompanied by Adyar Gopinath (Mrindangam), Sukanya Ravindar (Nattuvangam), R. Visweswaran (vocal), Uma Namboodripad (vocal support, face not visible), R. Thyagarajan (Flute), Amrita Murali (Violin), 25 March 2007 at Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington.
South Indian (Carnatic) musical performance by Ravikiran and troupe, 14 April 2007 at Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington. From left to right:
- Guruvayur Dorai, mridangam
- Ravi Balasubramanian, ghatam
- Ravikiran, navachitraveena, which is his own invention, basically a hollow-body electric chitraveena played with a teflon (rather than ebony) slide.
- Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi, violin
North Indian vocalist Sanjeev Abhyankar, with Harshad Kenetkar (tablas) and Milind Kulkarni (harmonium), 29 April 2007 at Ethnic Cultural Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Hindustani vocalist Shurti Sadolkar Katkar accompanied by Anant Kunte playing the sarangi and Mulye Mangesh playing the tablas, 14 July 2007, Brechemin Auditorium, Music building, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Kathak dancer Urmila Nagar gave a lecture-demonstration 12 October 2007 at the Ethnic Cultural Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington as part of the Ragamala series. (Nagar lectured and played the harmonium along with two accompanists; young dance students gave the demonstration.)
Carnatic vocalist Abhishek Raghuram, accompanied by Mysore K. Srikanth (violin), Ganapathy Raman (mridangam), and Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian (ghatam) 2 March 2008 at Eastshore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, Washington.
Tejendra Narayan MajumdarEdit
Sarod player Tejendra Narayan Majumdar performed at Spring Hall, Eastshore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, Washington 16 May 2008, accompanied by tabla player Anubrata Chatterjee.