Rhythm Workshop - San Francisco, CA
Apr
1
Apr 29

Rhythm Workshop - San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco Community Music Center

The SF Community Music Center will present free weekly Hand Drumming and Indian Rhythm workshops for the campus and community. Initiative supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Saturdays-- April 1, 29

For more details, visit SFCMC.

SFAC Premiere - San Francisco, CA
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

SFAC Premiere - San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco Community Music Center

Premiere of a new three-movement composition for solo mridangam. Composition and premiere supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
 
For more details, visit SFCMC.

UnderCover Presents @ UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
Jun
2
Jun 3

UnderCover Presents @ UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA

  • UC Theatre

UnderCover Presents pays homage to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - one of the most iconic albums in the history of recordings - exactly 50 years after the original album’s debut. Hear exciting covers of the songs by leading Bay Area artists.

For details, visit Undercover Presents.

Rhythm Residency - Albany, NY
Jul
5
Jul 9

Rhythm Residency - Albany, NY

  • RohanRhythm Studio

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!


Headwaters School for Music and the Arts - Bemidji, MN
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Headwaters School for Music and the Arts - Bemidji, MN

  • Headwaters School for Music and the Arts

Ragamala Dance Company

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth explores the fragile relationship between nature and man.

For details, visit Headwaters School for Music and the Arts.

Portland Ovations - Portland, ME
Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

Portland Ovations - Portland, ME

  • Portland Ovations

Ragamala Dance Company

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth explores the fragile relationship between nature and man.

For details, visit Portland Ovations.

Saint Mary's University - Winona, MN
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Saint Mary's University - Winona, MN

  • Minnesota State University

Ragamala Dance Company

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth explores the fragile relationship between nature and man.

For details, visit Saint Mary's University.

Rhythm Residency - Oklahoma City, OK
Mar
15
Mar 19

Rhythm Residency - Oklahoma City, OK

  • RohanRhythm Studio

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA
Feb
18
Feb 22

Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA

  • RohanRhythm Studio

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine - Rochester, MN
Jan
30
6:30 pm18:30

Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine - Rochester, MN

  • Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine.

Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN

  • Cowles Theater

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of aParamapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Cowles Theater.

Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Jan
27
Jan 28

Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN

  • Cowles Center

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Cowles Theater.

Joyce Theater - New York City, NY
Jan
5
Jan 7

Joyce Theater - New York City, NY

  • Joyce Theater

Ragamala Dance Company

The Sanskrit word kírana conjures the rays of the sun and the moon, which reveal the sky of consciousness, illumine every direction, and can unravel the metaphysical universe. Bharatanatyam ensemble Ragamala Dance Company re-imagines Kírana as the cosmic light that conceals and liberates, obscures and enlightens. Conceived and choreographed by Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, and Ashwini Ramaswamy, and featuring an original score played live with Shubhendra Rao (sitar) and Saskia Rao-de Haas (cello). Kírana explores the essential aspects of all matter—darkness, energy, and equilibrium. 

For details, visit Joyce Theater.

ASA-ASJ International Conference - Honolulu, HI
Nov
28
Dec 2

ASA-ASJ International Conference - Honolulu, HI

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan international conference. Invited presenter and performer at the special session, "Eastern and Western Instruments: Contrasts and Connections."

For more details, visit ASA.
 

Sacred Earth - Salt Lake City, UT
Nov
12
7:30 pm19:30

Sacred Earth - Salt Lake City, UT

  • Kingsbury Hall

Ragamala Dance Company

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth explores the fragile relationship between nature and man.

For details, visit Utah Presents.

 

Mosaic America - Cupertino, CA
Nov
5
6:00 pm18:00

Mosaic America - Cupertino, CA

  • De Anza Visual Performing Arts Center

Sangam Arts presents a new production of music and dance that brings together Global Art forms including Aztec, BharataNatyam, Chinese, Flamenco, Folklorico, Carnatic, Hindustani, and Modern Ballet.

For more details, visit Sangam Arts.

Mosaic America - San Rafael, CA
Nov
4
7:30 pm19:30

Mosaic America - San Rafael, CA

  • Marin Showcase Theater

Sangam Arts presents a new production of music and dance that brings together Global Art forms including Aztec, BharataNatyam, Chinese, Flamenco, Folklorico, Carnatic, Hindustani, and Modern Ballet.

For more details, visit Sangam Arts.

SF Trolly Dances Festival - San Francisco, CA
Oct
14
Oct 16

SF Trolly Dances Festival - San Francisco, CA

  • Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library

Epiphany Productions’ 13th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances are coming! This completely admission-free festival that has been dubbed “art for citizens” and “a gift to the City” by past attendees is back with an exciting program in the Castro and SOMA neighborhoods.

Tours will begin at the Eureka Valley / Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library at 16th & Pond St in the Castro at 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm and 2:45pm — each tour lasting approximately two hours.

Charlotte Moraga, kathak
Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone
Ben Kunin, sarod
Ranjana Ghatak, voice

For more details, visit SF Trolley Dances.

RohanRhythm Studio Graduation Recital - Dallas, TX
Oct
1
7:00 pm19:00

RohanRhythm Studio Graduation Recital - Dallas, TX

  • Mesquite Arts Center

Multimedia concert and art display by singer-dancer-artist Varsha Appaji. Varsha and her brother, Jay, have been active members of the RohanRhythm Studio for over seven years. They are excited to collaborate on this unique, interdisciplinary recital!   

Shiva Ramamurti, violin
Jay Appaji, mridangam

For more details, visit VarshaAppaji.com.

 

Shastra Festival - Wayne, NJ
Sep
29
Oct 2

Shastra Festival - Wayne, NJ

  • William Paterson University

Shastra is an organization that connects musicians working in both the Indian and Western musical traditions, provides a forum for cross-pollination and support of one another’s work, and a creates a platform to showcase this beautiful and unique music to a global audience.

For more details, visit Shastra.

RohanRhythm Studio Graduation Recital - Rochester, NY
Sep
4
6:00 pm18:00

RohanRhythm Studio Graduation Recital - Rochester, NY

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

Nikhila Rao presents a bharatanatyam dance recital with her twin brother, Nilesh, on mridangam. Nikhila is a long-time student of Parvatha Chidambaram. Nilesh has been part of the RohanRhythm Studio for over seven years. Nikhila and Nilesh will present their new artistic collaborations in the recital.

Parvatha Chidambaram, nattuvangam
Anirudh Venkatesh, voice
Shiva Ramamurthi, violin
Flute Raman, flute

Rhythm Residency - Rochester, NY
Aug
29
Sep 4

Rhythm Residency - Rochester, NY

  • RohanRhythm Studio

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

Bay Area Rhythm Residency - San Jose, CA
Jul
20
Jul 24

Bay Area Rhythm Residency - San Jose, CA

  • RohanRhythm Studio

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!