Sangamithra Foundation is proud to partner with the Charlotte Drama Club to present Draupadi - Queen of Queens, a spectacular play on the legendary Indian queen Draupadi! This play in English is a one of a kind experience with a unique theme that has never been attempted before. Join us at the Booth Playhouse on November 17, 2019, to be a part of this special event and help support a worthy cause. Profits from the show will go to support Sangamithra's projects.
As many of you know, Kerala is in the midst of the worst floods in the history of the state. Torrential rains, landslides, and overflowing rivers have caused havoc and displaced thousands from their homes. Sangamithra Foundation is working with local NGO’s and groups in the state to support relief and rescue efforts.
Please donate generously toward this. Your donations are tax-deductible and will provide for much-needed food, water, clothing and other essentials that are needed at relief camps.
Music, is that beautiful gift of the almighty, that breaks the slience of both the body and the soul. The magic of musical notes has the power to relax even the most stressed out minds. It can strengthen and unlock the creative potential that lies hidden in every soul.
Music, indeed is a mystique magical potion that can instantly uplift the soul even heal the body.
Transcending all barriers of language or culture, every musical beat reverberates the sound of nature in all its glory.
Music has proved to have suprising benefits, be it an interest for learning language, improving memory power or being focused. It also enhances physical coordination and development. In its broadest sense, the Mozart Effect reveals a path to a higer, more comprehensive IQ.
For Sangamithra Foundation, with the musical event -Fusionite 2017, music becomes the noble medium to raise funds for its vaiour charitable projects and causes, around the world.
Music in India has two distinct flavors, the Hindustani Music and Carnatic Music. Both these genre of music use traditional string and percussion instruments and weave songs based on the placement of distinct musical notes.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything"
Fusionite promises to take you all through this special musical journey that blends traditional Indian instruments with Western instruments. A reputed vocalist trained in Indian Carnatic music weaves magic on stage, in its accompaniment.
Fusionite, will bring to you a special type of musical experience that blends the traditional instruments with western instruments while keeping the rules of indian carnatic classical music.
At Fusionite 2017 Sangamithra will host emement musicians from India. Jayashree Rajeev (Vocal), Thiruvizha Viju S Anand (Violin) and Krishna Kumar (Mridangam) will visit perform on Saturday, 27th May 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Pease auditiorum, uptown Charlotte.
About the Artists:
She started her music lessons at an early age of 5 from a veteran Nadaswara Vidwan Shri Pathur Srinivas of Kannur, who himself was a disciple of Late Tanjore Rajarathnam Pillai, the final word in Nadaswara, and continued under him for almost ten years. Later, she came under the tutelage of Shri Nedumangad Sasidharan Nair, a renowned singer of Calicut, where she honed her skills in advanced music and perfected her style of singing with consummate ease. Shri Thmarakkad Govindan Nampoothiri, himself an accomplished musician with a rich repertoire, is her new Guru and he helps her to explore the stranger shores of singing by guiding and inspiring her. She started performing concerts in 1990 and still continues to do it with style. Presently she is a B-high grade artist (Karnatic vocal) of AIR, Calicut. Currently disciple of Sangeetha Kalarcharya Smt. Suguna Varadachari, Chennai.
She has released over 15 Classical fusion albums and has rendered live concerts in over 1500 stages. She has also provided voice to several songs in the film industry, with the latest being Davaanam (Malayalam movie, 2017). More information about the artist, including videos and details of her acolades and awards could be found on her website at www.jayashreerajeev.com
Thiruvizha Viju S Anand
Hailing from a family with a great tradition of musical excellence and reputation, Viju S Anand was initiated into the world of music at the age of ten by his grandfather Sri. Cherthala Padmanabhan Bhagavather, a renowned musician. He began learning violin under the tutorship of Sri. Thiruvizha G Ullas and pursued it under the guidance of Sri. Nedumangad Sivanandan, an esteemed violinist.
Viju S Anand attained his ‘ Ganabhooshanam’ Diploma with a meritorious first class from R.L.V College of Music, Thripunithura and he Graduated in Carnatic Music from Govt. Chittur College, Palakkad. Later on he completed his Masters in Violin (MA Music) with distinction from the Department of Music, University of Delhi. Thiruvizha Viju S Anand is an A grade violin artists of All India Radio. More information about Viju can be found at www.thiruvizhavijusanand.com
Dr. Bhavani Prakash
Vidushi Dr. Bhavani Prakash is a passionate musician and a practicing physician. Nicknamed 'Sakalakalavalli' in admiration and affection by many including Sri Neyveli Santanagopalan, Dr. Bhavani Prakash is gifted with a melodious voice, nimble fingers and diligence paralleled by few. She is not a mere dilettante, but a master of all tlu·ee of Vocal music, Veena and the Flute, the oldest and long-standing music traditions of India. Hailing from a musical family, Bhavani is an A grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Chennai. Bhavani was trained in flute and veena respectively by Dr. N. Ramani and Smt. Kalpakam Swaminathan after being trained on both to very high levels by Sri AV.Prakash, disciple of Dr. N.Ramani. Sri T.V.Gopalakrishnan has called Bhavani's style on the veena as the 'gayaka' style. Bhavani won the All India Radio National Award at the age of 17, 'The Best Concert Award' at 19 years of age from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Madras, the Ambujam Krishnan Award for being adjudged as one of the Best Artists at the age of 21 by the Music Academy, Madras, and a Life Achievement Award in May 2013.
Krishnakumar completed Ganabhushanam and Ganapraveena courses from RLV College of Music, Thripunithura and Shri Swati Tirunal Music College, Thiruvananthapuram respectively. Later he honed his skills under Mridanga Vidwans Shri Mavelikkara Velukkutti Nair, Shri Cherthla Jayadevan and Shri Cherthala S Dinesh. G Krishnakumar is an A grade mridangam artist of All India Radio.
Hailing from Asheboro, NC, Scott played in the school band and local rock bands. He attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where he received his bachelors degree in Music in 1993. Soon after college he joined U.B.U., a top-40/beach music touring band that plays up and down the US east coast. Upon relocating to Charlotte, he was a founding member of the all-original progressive jazz/funk group Actual Proof, whom he's recorded and produced 2 CD's with. His cross over to Indian classical fusion began with his now 5 year association with Aarohan School of Music, having performed at Festival of India for 3 straight years. He is also heavily involved with the Hindu Center of Charlotte as the sound engineer. having the pleasure of mixing for Anup Jalota, The Trichur Brothers, Anuradha Paudwal and many others