Category: Sumi’s Musings

Four Genres in a day

It is rarer occasion to see four classical styles in one day in Sydney. Whilst some bemoan that this is too much dance in a day, for many others it is slowly becoming a Madhuram Academy of Performing Arts [MAPA]…

Thaaimai – A celebration of Motherhood

Samarpana School of Dance brings Thaaimai – a celebration of motherhood on

5th May 2018 at 6:30pm

Bryan Brown Theatre

Cnr of Richard and Chapel Rd

Bankstown at 6:30pm

To Book Tickets : Call 0431 897 473 or 0420 483 044


Lalgudi Duo

Lalgudi Duo by Shanta Sampath   Pallavi’s concert of Lalgudi duo Sri G.J.R Krishnan and Smt Vijayalakshmi on the Violins accompanied by Sangeetha Kalanidhi Prof Trichy Sankaran on Mridangam on 4th March 2018 was well received by a packed house…

Priya Murali Sweet n Spirited

Priya Murali successfully completed her arangetram recently. She was proclaimed to be the first full fledged student of Samskriti School of Dance, who commenced learning Bharathanatyam from its initial stages to rise up to the level of being able to…

Forge – Annalouise Paul

 A new iteration of a solo contemporary-flamenco work FORGE will be presented at Parramasala Festival on Saturday 10 March 2018.  Now being realised as a full-length version (previously 30 mins) with gorgeous Sephardi vocals by Helen Rivero, co-composition by Marianthe Loucataris and Peter…

Nagaraj Hegde – Hindustani Flute

The Vedanta Centre of Sydney is happy to organize a bansuri (flute) recital by Sri Nagaraj Hegde—a Hindustani classical flutist—on Friday, 16 March 2018 at 7:30 pm after the regular evening aratrikam at 7:00 pm.   Nagaraj was born into…

Pallavi – GJR Krishnan and V Krishnan

Lalgudi duet concert

The son and daughter of the legendary Lalgudi Jayaraman – GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi Krishnan – the torch bearers of his style and genius are here this weekend in Sydney.

We present an excerpt of one of the most celebrated and well loved, if not dealt with Raga Thodi of the Carnatic system of music below. The ragam comprises of a full minor scale of seven notes. The oscillations between the notes presents innumerable opportunities for musicians to develop a landscape as they extemporise. A must for all musicians who would love to see how this western instrument has been adapted to this genre of music by geniuses past leaving a heritage that we can all be proud of today.