India has a rich culture, renowned for its colourful food, grateful mindset and vibrant dancing. Indian music is used by many worldwide for meditation and as a study to look into their ancient civilization.
Nicosia will get a taste of this music in an upcoming concert of Indian classical music.
The Pharos Arts Foundation presents a unique evening with the “remarkable Tarang Ensemble”. Led by the renowned Saraswati Rajagopalan, one of the leading Veena artists of Carnatic music in the world, the six-member Tarang Ensemble is dedicated to uncovering the numerous converging aspects of Indian Music and intermingling them with different streams of Western music, while retaining their individual elegance and tradition.
“The diversity of genres coexisting in a performance by the Tarang Ensemble is impressive, and it is even more striking how these genres diffuse through each other’s boundaries so that a sense of harmony is achieved,” say organisers.
From Rag Jog – the well-known rāgam of Hindustani classical music – to Amritavarshini – the mystical pentatonic rāgam of Carnatic music – from the popular Keeravani, which was borrowed into Hindustani music from Carnatic music, to Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan Vaishnava Jana To, based on poetry by Narsinh Mehta, the Tarang Ensemble produces an outstanding array of tones and timbres and accentuates the beauty of Indian Classical Music by aesthetically embellishing its finer aspects and blending the technical intricacies of the different instruments into one harmonious whole.
The concert, which is supported by the High Commission of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, will take place on January 29.
A concert of Indian Classical Music
Unique musical evening with the Tarang Ensemble. January 29. The Shoe Factory, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €15 / €10 Concessions & members of the Pharos Arts Foundation. Tel: 22-663871