Interview with Rajhesh Vaidhya

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Sydhwaney Interview with Rajhesh Vaidhya


As most of you will be aware, Kamban Kazhagam Australia promotes the development of the three components of Tamil language in the form of Literature in prose and verse, Music and Theatricals. Following the successful musical concert (‘Isai Velvi 2008’) by, ‘Kalaimamani’ Nithyasree Mahadevan, we now present another enchanting musical program in the form of ‘Singing Strings’ (‘Isai Velvi’) by a great exponent of Carnatic Music of modern days Veena Maestro Rajhesh Vaidhya.

Listen to a Traditional Alapanai Here

Rajhesh is not new to many of us in Australia. He was brought up in a rich musical environment, where his father Sri K.M. Vaidyanathan was a stalwart both in Mridangam and Ghatam He also had his advanced training from the world-renowned Carnatic Veena maestro Shri Chitti Babu. Rajesh’s previous visits to Sydney have been memorable moments in which he captured the hearts of thousands of music lovers with his blistering speed on Veena, use of electric and amplified strings and scintillating music. Within the Veena and south Indian music tradition, he is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing and technically beguiling artistes.

Rajhesh Vaidhya is not only a renowned musician in India, his fame and popularity spreads in all the musical stages around the world including Europe, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Canada, USA and many more. Apart from his blistering speed, Rajhesh’s performance is distinguished by his use of electric and amplified strings. Besides his on stage instrumental performances he also has numerous albums to his credit. More details are here

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