Sangeet Mela 2015
19 Sep 2015 | Saturday 2:00pm to 10:30pm
Experience the cream of Indian culture at Sangeet Mela 2015, Brisbane’s premiere Indian Classical Music and Dance event.
Delight in the beauty and grace of Bharat Natyam dance, the exciting spins and footwork of Kathak dance in synchronicity with live tabla, dynamic sitar, peaceful bansuri flute, and awe-inspiring South and North Indian vocals by our headline artists Srimati Manda Sudharani and Kumar Gaurav Kohli. Featuring over 20 top local, interstate and international performers, Sangeet Mela 2015 will be grand celebration of Indian classical culture. Chai, snacks and meals by Sitar Restaurant will be available, to share in the company of fellow music lovers.
Organisers Sangeet Premi Club and EthnoSuperLounge are proud to announce our full programme: Smt Manda Sudharani (Visakhapatnam) is an “A-Top” grade Carnatic Vocalist renowned for popularizing the format of ‘Pallavi Singing’ since the early 1980s. Pt Pooran Maharaj (Varanasi) is the son of the renowned Tabla Samrat of Benares Gharana, Late Pt Kishan Maharaj, and a senior representative of his lineage. He will be presenting a tabla solo and also accompanying Hindustani vocalist Kumar Gaurav Kohli (Punjab), an accomplished younger artist whose voice is reminiscent of Pandit Jasraj. The evening session will open with Kathak dance by Dr Helena Joshi (Brisbane), accompanied on tabla by Sri Shen Flindell and other local artists.
Have a look at the program here: http://www.sangeetmela.org/programme/
Sangeet Mela 2015 is organised by Sangeet Premi Club in association with EthnoSuperLounge, with support from Platinum sponsor Dr Sanjay Joshi of Bayside Orthopaedics, Gold sponsors Target Travels & Tours and Sitar Restaurant, Silver sponsors Tamil Vazhai, Merv Smith Realty and Homeopathy for Health, supporting organisation SaReGaMa School of Music, exclusive media sponsors Brisbane Indian Times and Australian Indian Radio, and venue BEMAC.