Experience the cream of Indian culture at Sangeet Mela 2015, Brisbane’s premiere Indian Classical Music and Dance event, to be held 2pm-10pm Saturday 19th September at QLD Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point.
Delight in the beauty and grace of Bharat Natyam dance, the exciting spins and footwork of Kathak dance in synchronicity with live tabla, dynamic sitar, peaceful bansuri flute, and awe-inspiring South and North Indian vocals by our headline artists Srimati Manda Sudharani and Kumar Gaurav Kohli. Featuring over 20 top local, interstate and international performers, Sangeet Mela 2015 will be grand celebration of Indian classical culture. Chai, snacks and meals by Sitar Restaurant will be available, to share in the company of fellow music lovers.
Organisers Sangeet Premi Club and EthnoSuperLounge are proud to announce our full programme: Smt Manda Sudharani (Visakhapatnam) is an “A-Top” grade Carnatic Vocalist renowned for popularizing the format of ‘Pallavi Singing’ since the early 1980s. Pt Pooran Maharaj (Varanasi) is the son of the renowned Tabla Samrat of Benares Gharana, Late Pt Kishan Maharaj, and a senior representative of his lineage. He will be presenting a tabla solo and also accompanying Hindustani vocalist Kumar Gaurav Kohli (Punjab), an accomplished younger artist whose voice is reminiscent of Pandit Jasraj. The evening session will open with Kathak dance by Dr Helena Joshi (Brisbane), accompanied on tabla by Sri Shen Flindell and other local artists.
Also performing: Sri Sridhar Chari (bansuri, mridingam – Melbourne), Sri Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda (violin – Sydney), Sri Maharshi Raval (tabla – Sydney), Dr Mansey Kinarivala (Hindustani vocal), Dr Indranil Chatterjee (sitar), Ku Janani Ganapathi (Bharat Natyam dance), Smt Usha Chivukula (vocal), Sri Rahim Zullah (harmonium), Sri Joseph Abhay Nand (harmonium), Sri Murali Ramakrishnan (bansuri), and Sri Adarshbir Singh (dilruba).
The festival will open with performances by Sangeet Premi Rising Star Award winners Ku Roshini Sriram (Carnatic vocal), Sri Arthavan Selvanathan (mridangam), Sri Manbir Singh (Hindustani vocal – Sydney), Ku Mathuja Bavan (Bharat Natyam dance), and Sri Sanjeyan Sivaananthan (tabla).
When: Saturday 19th September 2015, 2pm-10pm
Where: BEMAC, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169
Date(s) - 19/09/2015
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BEMAC Multicultural Centre of QLD