This past Saturday, Neil and Gauri Potdar opened their home music studio to Sridharan Hariharan who has composed original veena music for Shunya’s latest production, Partition.
The veena is a Carnatic or South Indian instrument and is symbolically associated with Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of education, music, and the arts.
Partition will feature several different raags or melodic modes. In order to compose the music, Sridharan read the script and watched the scenes between Ramanujan and Namagiri. Through this process, the veena itself has become a kind of character, empathizing and moving with the action of the play.
Shunya is always excited about supporting local South Asian arts groups! Life is all about celebrating the Little Victories. And what better way to do that than to hang out with friends and listen to an awesome band!
Little Victories, a Houston based rock band, has its first full length show this Friday, May 3rd at Jet Lounge. Details below! Don’t miss it!
BUY TICKETS ONLINE, BUYING AT THE DOOR IS NO GOOD. 🙁 Buying online guarantees we will play a decent set length. 🙂
GO FORTH LITTLE VICTORIES! **little trumpet plays**
Via the Houston Arts Alliance:
VOICES OF THE SPIRIT
A concert celebrating devotional music from the city’s diverse immigrant communities. Styles include Sikh Kirtans, Sufi Songs, Nigerian Praise, Vietnamese Choral Music and Carnatic Ragas.
Presented by Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Arts Program in partnership with Asia Society Texas Center & VOX Culture
7:30 p.m., Saturday, 19 January 3 p.m., Sunday, 20 January
Asia Society Texas Center 1370 Southmore Blvd.
FREE with a reservation. For reservations, email Sarah Hua at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program will present two performances of sacred music from Houston’s Sufi, Sikh, Nigerian and Vietnamese faith communities. Both performances feature the same program. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY.
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Preparing for music during rehearsal. We will have musicians playing live onstage.
Samarpanam, a non-profit organization for the promotion of Indian arts and culture, is presenting a performance by GS Rajan, a world renowned flautist and composer, accompanied by Maayavaram Siva on Mridangam
When: Sunday June 17th, 2012, 5:00 pm
Where: Jones Hall – University of St.Thomas, 3910 Yoakum Drive, Houston, TX 77006
Tickets : VIP, $25, $20 ($15 -Students) available at www.Ticket2events.com
Contact: Padmini Chari 281-537-1044 or Kanchan Kabad : 832-656-7496