Twin treat for Carnatic Music lovers on the Cards

Supplied Content  Carnatic Music will be exalted at a Concert that promises to bring together the best of instrumentalists and a vocalist next month in Auckland and Wellington. Perusing the names of performers, it would be hard to say if the vocalist is supporting the instrumentalists or vice-versa, since the calibre of the visiting artistes is such that one would…

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Wellingtonians await North-South meet in Classical style

Venkat Raman Lovers of Indian classical dances can expect a double treat of Bharata Natyam and Kathak styles at what promises to be a spectacular event in the Capital next month. Students of the Wellington based Mayur Dance Academy will witness the South Indian and North Indian dance formats at Sacred Heart College located at 65 Laings Road, Lower Hutt…

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Impatient wait for the creator of Mohana Veena

Ratna Venkat  Aucklanders eagerly await one of New Zealand’s biggest Indian musical events in the 2017 calendar to be staged on Friday, July 7 at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, 16 Howe Street in Newton. Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Titled ‘Sargam Fusion with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt,’ the forthcoming live concert will feature the world-renowned musician who founded…

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Cavalcade of dance styles exposes student talent

Venkat Raman Residents of the Wellington region will have a rare opportunity of witnessing a programme of classical and modern dances next week. Shivam Dance Academy New Zealand is organising the event called, ‘Let’s Dance,’ at the Memorial Theatre, Victoria University on Saturday, July 8, 2017. More than 50 students aged between 4 and 70 years will participate in the…

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Mohana Veena lifts the Divinity of Arts

Ratna Venkat  ratna@indiannewslink.co.nz Long rehearsals are currently the norm for artistes of the much-awaited live music and dance concert, ‘Sargam Fusion with Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt,’ scheduled to take place on Friday, July 7 at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, 16 Howe Street in Newton, Auckland. Organised and presented by Old Fort Bar & Eatery, this two-and-half hour…

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Pacific Dance Festival promises cultural extravaganza

Staff Reporter  The Pacific Dance Festival, which attracted thousands of people last year, returns with a more colourful and bigger programme this year. Scheduled to be held at the Mangere Arts Centre in the South Auckland suburb of Mangere from June 15 to 24, 2017, the Festival has been inspired by the Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory. The Festival will provide…

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Master returns to Auckland with his Veena invention

Ratna Venkat  ratna@indiannewslink.co.nz Over the past few years, Auckland-based band ‘Sargam Fusion’ has created waves (and ruffled a few feathers) in the New Zealand entertainment scene for its unusual fusions in music and dance. Following the successful performance with internationally-renowned Flute Maestro Rakesh Chaurasia in June last year, the band members are gearing up for their upcoming collaboration next month…

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Suneheri Yaadein creates a new benchmark of talent

The Programme also raises $4500 for Parkinson’s New Zealand  Venkat Raman  Sandhya Badakere and teachers and students of her ‘Swar Sadhana Academy of Music’ and Ravi Shetty of ‘Ravi Shetty Concepts’ deserve credit for bringing together a superb pool of local talent at their musical programme held on May 20, 2017 in Auckland. The venue- Dorothy Winstone Centre at Auckland…

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Real issues surface at Earth Festival 2017

Ratna Venkat –  Nowadays, the need to ‘Go Green’ has become more significant than ever in the modern world. For issues such as global warming, population increasing and trees decreasing, drive present-day youngsters and elders to reduce their carbon footprints as much as possible. However, I always say that life comes “full circle,” because long before the industrial revolution, which…

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