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Music

RaGa Sangamam – A Carnatic Music Vocal Duet Concert

Presented by SIFAS Festival of Arts 2024
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Ranjani & Gayatri (RaGa Sisters), accompanied by Vittal Rangan (violin), Delhi Sairam (mridangam), S Krishna (ghatam) (India)

21 Apr 2024, Sun, 7pm

2hrs 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre

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Synopsis

Carnatic music is a system of music commonly associated with Southern India. Although there are stylistic differences between schools, the basic elements of sruthi (the relative musical pitch), swara (the musical sound of a single note), raga (combination of notes in a melodic form), and tala (the rhythmic cycles) form the foundation of improvisation and composition in Carnatic music. The music provides ample scope for improvisation and “extempore” creation.

 

In this year’s SIFAS Festival of Arts, we are proud to present RaGa Sangamam by world renowned musicians Ranjani and Gayatri, famously known as RaGa Sisters. They are highly accomplished musicians and aced in the music profession. They have performed as vocal duos, violin duos, accompanists, composers, educators and ambassadors of Indian classical music. As top class Indian classical musicians, Ranjani and Gayatri are conservators of their genre’s unique beauty. They help to preserve this ancient tradition while still innovating within it.

 

Perfection of sruti (pitching), powerful voice control, rich imagination and impeccable aesthetics which reflect the timeless values of classicism—these are some of the qualities that describe the music of Ranjani and Gayatri. Above all this, it is the sisters’ capacity to deeply experience and enjoy what they sing, that takes their music to a different plane. Their two voices blend and contrast to strike a fine balance between vibrancy and contemplation, intellect and emotion, tradition and innovation. Their concerts, which draw full houses across the globe, resound with energy, freshness and emotional fervour.

 

Ranjani and Gayatri are also accomplished violinists. They started their musical journey as violinists even before they reached their teens and made a name for themselves as one of the leading violinists of their generation, performing in leading sabhas all over the country and abroad. Besides playing the violin duet, they have also performed along with musical legends including Padma Vibhushan D.K.Pattammal and Padma Vibhushan M Balamurali Krishna. Their concerts at prestigious music centers including the Music Academy, Chennai and Narada Gana Sabha, Shanmukhananda Sabha, Delhi have won them several awards.

 

They will be accompanied by co-artists Vittal Rangan on violin, Delhi Sairam on mridangam, and S Krishna on ghatam.

 

SIFAS is proud to bring this production to Singapore in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, as part of Raga series.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: Tamil
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Date & Time

21 Apr 2024, Sun

7pm

Esplanade Theatre
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