Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Tamil Talents 08" concert photos

On Saturday I participated in the first ever "Tamil Talents - an evening of dance, music and drama", organised by the Tamil Cultural & Welfare Association (TaCWA). It brought together 10 cultural schools in the Brisbane region into a wonderful gala night of kids presenting Indian classical arts. It was also the first performance by my tabla students - the Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School (Brisbane) - 3 of my students are Tamil and they represented our school with distinction. (BTW The Inaugural Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School Concert will be held on August 9 in Sunnybank Community Hall and feature 10 of my students.)

Hope you enjoy my photos of the evening...


Nadananjali School of Dance

Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School
Joseph Nand (harmonium), Thejan, Sanjay, Jesinthan, Shen

Thejeswaran Elankayer (Thejan)

Sanjeyan Sivaananthan (Sanjay)

Jesinthan Ketheeswaran + Shen

Brisbane Tamil School (Gold Coast Campus)

Sri Krishna Music Academy

Arthavan's School of Miruthangam
(Also notice Arthavan giving miruthangam accompaniment for almost every other act on the night! Arthavan is still in high school and does concerts in India.)

Eswaralaya Kalaikoodam

Mathura Vaani

A bit of Tamil stand-up comedy to break things up...

Swaramanchari School of Arts

Iyngaran Fine Arts
Iyngaran Kantharajah (violin) and Myuri Kantharajah (tabla)
Myuri studies tabla with Yogesh Samsi (excellent student of Zakir Hussain) in Mumbai! Iyngaran and Myuri were visiting from Sydney.

Sri Saraswathi School of Music

Nadananjali School of Dance

Nadananjali School of Dance

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