09/18 Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music at 17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago FREE


For the 3rd year, spanning 12 hours and featuring dozens of performers, Ragamala offers a jaw-dropping assortment of Indian classical music from some of its greatest and emerging practitioners. Ragamala functions as the perfect, immersive introduction to the classical music of India. Not only are both the music of the north (Hindustani) and the south (Carnatic) represented, but listeners will also get the rare chance to hear ragas performed at the time of day they were originally composed for—a facet of the tradition lost in the west. FREE

8–9:15pm: Lyon Leifer, bansuri with Subhasis Mukherjee, tabla
9:30–10:30pm: Sara Ranganathan, veena with Ganapathi Ranganathan, mridangam
10:45pm–midnight: Kala Ramnath, violin with Abhijit Bannerjee, tablaSara Ranganathan
12:15–1:30am: Sanhita Nandi, vocal with Shyam Kane, tabla and Vikas Falnikar, harmonium
1:45–2:45am: Guruprasad, Carnatic Flute with Sam Jeyasingham, mridangam and violin
2:55–3:55am: Manjiri Vaishampayan, vocal with Subhasis Mukherjee, tabla and Vikas Falnikar, harmonium
4:05–5:05am: Sam Jeyasingham, mridangam with Kalapriya Dancers
5:15–6:15am: Minu Pasupathi, Carnatic Vocal and Akshaya Kannan, vocal support with flute and tabla
6:25–8am: Kartik Seshadri, sitar with Shyam Kane, tabla

The 17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place Friday, September 11 – Tuesday, September 22, 2015 and is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.

Fri 09/18, 8pm-Sat 09/19, 8am Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall 78 E. Washington St.

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