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Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation House Concert
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” so it has been said, and our next House Concert features the musical journeys of two
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” so it has been said, and our next House Concert features the musical journeys of two of the finest rising stars of Carnatic music in Northwest Arkansas.
Matangi Arun and Medhansh Sankaran, young masters of Carnatic violin, will discuss their experiences as they have studied this ancient art—and how being born and raised in the United States and living in the heart of the Ozarks have influenced their progression through the Carnatic repertoire.
Hosted by Vidya Ramachandramani, Vocal Carnatic Music Instructor of the Kalaloka Institute of Fine Arts (KIFA), this concert will be a musical conversation between the artists and the audience. Matangi and Medhansh will respond to questions posed by Vidya; as well as, questions from the audience are welcome (and expected!) The violinists will play, and Vidya will sing, selected passages throughout to illustrate and amplify their spoken responses. This is sure to be a unique, interactive, educational, and fun musical journey for all!
These two young friends have followed a similar journey of musical exploration and mastery. Between them, they have been immersed in the art of Carnatic music for more than 15 years, and have performed at multiple Sapthaswaras and events throughout NWA. Performing for many online performances and showcases, their art has reached beyond the local area, even as far as Dallas, Texas.
Matangi and Medhansh are the face of an exciting new era in Carnatic music, eager to advocate, to perform, and to teach the next generation of violinists!
Vidya Ramachandramani has been an instructor and practitioner of Carnatic vocal music for many years. She has the ability to show, in a very interactive way, how ragas affect our moods. For every emotion that we feel, from joy to misery, she performs ragas that express every aspect of the human condition.
Come join us for this innovative and entertaining House Concert!
Fayetteville Public Library
Ziegler Reception Room
This concert is free for Ra-Ve members and $10 for non-members. Please consider a donation to help us cover the cost of this quarterly program.