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Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

Anuradha Nag, Artistic Director of Tarangini School of Kathak dance, has two causes for celebration this year: her school turns 25 and her Guru, Padma Vibhushan Birju Maharaj, turns 80. She is hosting the event Parampara on June 8th this year with a special treat:...
Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

[India’s energy,] “that incredible thing that happens when you step out of the plane,” is what makes India feel like a second home – the first being Germany – to jazz and Indian-classical guitarist Max Clouth every time. He’s just released “Kamaloka,” and...
The Extraordinary Life of Ramanuja

The Extraordinary Life of Ramanuja

Sri Ramanuja Vaibhavam (Sri Ramanuja’s glory) was presented by Sri Chintanam in Cupertino, California, on May 4, 2018. Choreographed by Bharatanatyam guru Revathi Narasimhan, it revealed the extraordinariness in the life and philosophy of Ramanuja. The presentation...
Carnatic Music In A New Flavor

Carnatic Music In A New Flavor

  Rendering the toughest compositions in the most endearing way, with winsome smiles and a casual presence on stage, the Navatman group will have your foot tapping and lips moving  in sync with them. Music lovers are sure to hear a fresh sound in their music. Navatman...
Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

UC Davis hosted a symposium on the celebrated Carnatic composer Muthuswami Dikshitar on April 7th 2018 which brought together academics, performers, and rasikas in one space to examine and celebrate his life and contribution. Dr. Archana Venkatesan, Chair, Department...
Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

One of India’s foremost classical musicians, Rajeev Taranath is a master of the sarod. His career spanning over four decades, has drawn accolades from critics and audiences throughout the world. A distinguished disciple of the late legendary maestro Ustad Ali Akbar...